The first services were provided on January 1, 2002 and included Residential Supports, Group Homes, AFLs, and Independent Living Services. The company started out in a small 3 bedroom house on Monroe Avenue and served 27 consumers

The company remained small for the first couple of years and then added CBI (Client Behavioral Intervention services) with the Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health Center in 2003. Later that same year Mecklenburg County added the Friendship Club. These services included working with individuals with a serious mental illness by providing and teaching daily living skills.



To empower individuals with severe mental illness & developmental disabilities so they can drive their own recovery to achieve their individual goals, increase self-sufficiency live successfully within their community.



We will grow in areas of service where there is an expressed need.  We will seek out the underserved and pursue opportunities to provide them with quality supports.  We will promote independence and interdependence for individuals to have successful experiences in their community every day.  We will promote participation in one’s own recovery through education and example


  • Our company is built on a solid foundation of integrity in all clinical and business practices.


  • Our company is guided by a team process, which builds on the strengths and gifts of each team member while expecting a high level of commitment to our purpose.


  • Our company provides an environment, which is spiritually enriched leaving room for each individual to define their own higher power but recognizing that the work we do is ultimately spiritually guided.


  • Our company fosters a culture of person-centeredness with customers and employees, recognizing every individual’s right to make choices and honoring the diversity of all people.


  • Our company is committed to continuous improvement in clinical and business practices. We will expect change and failure as a part of growing as an organization that thinks “outside the box”.  Every experience including failure is an opportunity for growth and learning to take place.


  • Our company will grow based on the needs of those we serve and the community at large