What impact have you had?
Thus far the Dream Center has raised awareness and some funding for the completion of the project. As far as impact, we are sure of the benefits visual imagery and creative expression had on Ronda, a developmentally disabled individual for whom the Dream Center is named.
We are currently fundraising and establishing awareness for the Dream Center. We have partners with like-minded organizations, business and individuals who provide support to the developmentally disabled community.
Our goal is to accomplish the mission of Ronda’s Dream Center, which is to enrich and improve the quality of life of the developmentally disabled community through a creative visual therapy center. Our main objectives are to improve mental health through art and recreational therapy, provide an effective new tool for the Fairview staff, foster family connections and community involvement, and to nurture creative growth. Due to the pilot nature of this project, many of our goals and objectives are not immediately measurable, though we are confident that this project will bring positive outcomes.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
Once open, in our first year we wish to service primary the residents at Fairview Developmental Center. In our second year, we hope to open to the community and invite the developmentally disabled community outside of Fairview to experience the Dream Center. Finally in our third year and moving forward we wish to have a fully functional program where residents of Fairview and community members can all enjoy and benefit from the Dream Center.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
We hope that numerous individuals would be able to benefit from the Dream Center, however, the only main issue that could hinder the Dream Center's would be the closure of Fairview Developmental Center, a state facility.