Stories of independence

Stories have the power to heal, unify and empower. We’re collecting stories of your experiences with CRi —both personally & professionally. If you’d like to use your experiences to inspire others, we ask you to please consider sharing your story.

There are many ways celebrate. Will you share your story with us? Head over to mycri.org/share-your-story & share your experiences today!

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Grace's Story

“I became interested in CRi when my dad spoke to me about the mission & purpose of the organization this past Spring, but I got really involved with CRi by accepting a summer internship here,” states Grace George. A rising Sophomore at the University of Virginia, Grace spent her summer learning the ins & outs of CRi as an intern on the Philanthropy Team.

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For more than 20 years, CRi served my sister. The counselors, staff, assistants and fellow residents of her group home became her adult family. Without fail, they (staff) have been conscientious, kind and attentive. They chose to make my sister a member of their extended family. On behalf of my family, I thank them for the love they showed her over the years. I don't know where we would be without the support of CRi.

Personal Letter of Thanks
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Blair's Story

"My sister has been at the S. Glebe Rd. house for many years. While living there, she has definitely learned to live in harmony with others and to do her part. She has learned to do her laundry and keep up with personal hygiene on a regular basis. She has been encouraged, held accountable, & challenged by the staff...

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More Stories from Our Community

Blair's Story

"My sister has been at the S. Glebe Rd. house for many years. While living there, she has definitely learned to live in harmony with others and to do her part. She has learned to do her laundry and keep up with personal hygiene on a regular basis. She has been encouraged, held accountable, & challenged by the staff...

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David's Story

"For as long as anyone can remember, David has been infatuated with the sight and sounds of airplanes. David has been with CRi for more than 12 years, and a member of the family at our Reservoir Home in Richmond since 2006."

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Grace's Story

“I became interested in CRi when my dad spoke to me about the mission & purpose of the organization this past Spring, but I got really involved with CRi by accepting a summer internship here,” states Grace George. A rising Sophomore at the University of Virginia, Grace spent her summer learning the ins & outs of CRi as an intern on the Philanthropy Team.

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Judith Reflects on Her Son

My son, who is now in his mid 40s, was diagnosed at an early age with a Developmental Disability.

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Kate's Story

"Kate, our daughter, is deaf and severely intellectually disabled. She is in the Intermediate Care Facility on Jackson St. where she gets 24/7 care."

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Perry's Story

"My stepson has been a resident of the group home on Jackson Street in Arlington for about 15 months. I have been tremendously impressed with the concern that the staff shows for him. It is just not a question of food and shelter. They care for him personally, take an interest in his progress, attend special meetings to help him progress, etc...

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