Each month, we’ll be highlighting one of our areas in the D&S Community. Each area within D&S Community Services is wonderful and unique! First up: Abilene, TX!
Abilene is a small town with lots to offer! We’ve had lots of exciting events happen here over the past few months. We just opened our seventh group home here in Abilene! Swiftwater is a gorgeous home that we are proud to add into our community here at D&S – Abilene. Our area is situated in a much smaller town than some of our D&S counterparts, but we sure do have fun! We host luau parties and take trips to the zoos, museums, parks, and movie theatres. We dominate Special Olympics in Abilene with pride! Heritage Park, one of our group homes, has a garden that is producing so many nutritious and yummy vegetables that they can hardly cook and eat them fast enough! Speaking of cooking, the folks at our Southbend group home can prepare a spread comparable to that of Golden Corral (a mealtime favorite of one of Southbend’s residents).
In other news, our Big Sky and Mesquite group homes just underwent some remodeling. Both homes are now the proud owners of completely renovated bathrooms and living rooms! The folks over at our Beltway home are discussing plans for the new tree they want to plant. That’s just scratching the surface of all the exciting developments here!
In Abilene we strive to promote independence. We do this by continuously providing encouragement, giving and teaching tools for direction, and celebrating every, single triumph and lesson learned. With glee, we have most recently watched two young individuals go through life-changing events. One handsome man received his first, hard-earned paycheck! Just the other day, one of our young ladies said her first word…and do you know what that word was? It was “Love”.
Without a doubt, Abilene D&S is a team of dedicated staff both in and out of the office. They take pleasure and pride in serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Providing quality service is done in a collaborative spirit here. We make individualized, person-centered focus a priority. We hope we have the chance to come and see AWESOME ABILENE!