Stories of independence

Everyone has a story, and every story is beautiful. CRi assists individuals in the community in creating their own stories of choice, respect & independence.

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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, and challenged by the staff..."

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"While in Virginia (1998-2012), John lived in a number of group homes, all run by Community Residences Inc. Staffed by highly trained and very caring individuals, these homes provided an exceptional quality of life for John and his housemates and we are thankful to CRi for the care and professionalism they showed every step of the way."

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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. This was driven home to me just this last week. Her bus driver had commented that Kate was just a bit out of sorts. The CRi staff agreed and also noted she was not eating much – nothing very strange but a bit odd..."

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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, and 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. On a regular basis, David and his one-to-one staff member have visited the Chesterfield Airport, the Richmond International Airport and numerous air museums in the region..."

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Judith's Story

"My son, who is now in his mid 40s, was diagnosed at an early age with a Developmental Disability. Beginning with adolescence, he faced significant challenges coping with environmental and other stressors. As a young adult, it was difficult to secure a group home placement that was able to accommodate him safely, despite the best efforts of management and staff. He, therefore, was admitted to the Northern Virginia Training Center..."

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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. This was driven home to me just this last week. Her bus driver had commented that Kate was just a bit out of sorts. The CRi staff agreed and also noted she was not eating much – nothing very strange but a bit odd..."

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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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