In Development: 4
Square Feet per Home: 7510
Sunrise Community of Southwest Miami provides continuous active treatment to 120 individuals with developmental disabilities ranging in age from 30 to 70 years. Many of the residents have been living with supports from Sunrise since they were young teens and adults. As they have matured, many of the individuals now require more skilled care. The residents want to remain part of a community, while still receiving the full range of clinical services needed rather than move to a traditional skilled nursing facility. To support these individuals in their choice plans, Sunrise plans to build four 10-person Green House homes.
On June 6, 2007, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, visited the 120-person campus and toured The Green House project site. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen supports Sunrise’s Green House project and has mobilized the entire South Florida Congressional Delegation in support of this initiative.
For more information about Sunrise Community, visit www.sunrisegroup.org.
Sponsoring Organization History
The Sunrise Group (Sunrise) of private not-for-profit organizations is an industry-leading provider of disability support services in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia. Sunrise specializes in addressing the desires and needs of persons with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities who are most underserved. Sunrise offers an array of individually customized supports in environments that are stable, supportive and safe. In 2008, Sunrise expanded the scope of its services to include Adult Day Stay for Seniors with acquired disabilities. Over its forty-five-year history, Sunrise has established an unsurpassed reputation for high caliber, cost effective services.
Sponsoring Organization Mission
The Mission of Sunrise is to provide support necessary so that people with disabilities can live valued lives in the community. Sunrise recognizes that all people have a right to a full and productive life, which includes home, family, work and participation in community groups and activities. Sunrise is committed to ensuring that individualized support and services are designed and provided to build on people’s strengths, interests and needs.
President and CEO
Sunrise Community, Inc.
22300 SW 162nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33170