Mission Independence (Tax ID No: 82-4350056) was organized by a group of families and friends who recognized the growing need for supportive residential options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
There are over 21,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the Orange County.
More than 50% of the I/DD population in the Orange County are adults.
About 77% of the individuals with I/DD are still living at home with parents or family caregivers.
The median asking rent in the Orange County is $1,950, which is beyond the level of affordability of individuals with I/DD whose main source of income is Social Security.
“The aging of our society directly influences demand for intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services because of the number of people with I/DD residing with family caregivers. As these caregivers age beyond their care-giving capacities, formal living arrangements must be established to support their relatives and families.”