Projected Phase Two Impact
Farm-to-Table Restaurant Employees
Welcome Center Employees
Community & Training Center Employees
Adults Served in Community & Training Center
Being heard, learning about resources, finding mutual support, connecting with others and planning a future for a son or daughter with autism, Down Syndrome and other diagnoses is a critical factor in supporting the wellbeing of each family.
We are building a community-wide system for families with other service-providing partners in order to ensure needs are met.
A combination of generous donors, foundation grants, corporate support, government programs and other fundraising tools are enhanced by the SLS approach to affiliated social enterprise businesses.
It is our intention that SLS-owned businesses and unique partnerships will generate revenue to support services and lower costs for families.
Diversity & Inclusion
Often explored, discussed and challenged, we strive to model true diversity and inclusion in our organization, programs and businesses.
Our goal is to understand and recognize that each individual is unique and deserves to be honored. Grace & Flavor, as an example, is designed to be a gathering place for many cultures, languages, economics, ages, diverse opinions and people with special abilities. We pledge to remain in listening and learning mode.
SLS Community is a national project benefiting from the best practices modeled at Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and May Institute (Boston). The University of Arkansas is engaged with SLS Community for research, innovative business practices and ongoing assessment of our initiatives.
Research through current and future partners is essential to our clients and their families. We will continue to maintain the highest level of service utilizing the most effective and current methods.
Incredible Things Can Happen With Your Support
The need for innovative, person-centered services and support continues to exceed the available resources, leaving a generation of people with emotional and intellectual disabilities and their families in a programmatic, financial and personal crisis.