We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
The above quotation, which was taken from the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America, is the foundational basis for the philosophy in which Blessed Alms, Inc./Blessed New Beginnings, LLC Residential Service is founded upon. It is our profound belief that all men/women are created equal. Although our mental and physical capacity may differ one from another in varying degrees, we strongly believe that “all” people are God’s creation, and are of special importance in his sight regardless of any such limitations. Therefore, be it further known that the establishment of Blessed Alms, Inc./Blessed New Beginnings, LLC Residential Services believes every “human being” is of value and that his/her worth should never be compromised through the rendering of service.
As we all know, obtaining and enjoying these rights to the fullest, to say the least is not an easy task for the developmentally disabled; mentally ill; mentally retarded and dual diagnosed persons, or as we choose to call them “special persons.” Sometimes in fact, it is totally impossible for them to accomplish this feat without the assistance of concerned care-giving citizens, community agencies, and alternative living facilities (group homes) that supply quality care.
The Level III residential group home is one such alternative living situation /arrangement which allows “special persons” to receive assistance from qualified caregivers in order to live life to its fullest potential. Through these arrangements, they can receive help and guidance in achieving various levels of success in every possible aspect of life. No matter how great or small, when one achieves success in life he or she will and can be truly happy, as they reap the rewards of self worth.
The group home administrator and staff should be persons who are dedicated and highly committed to helping others. Financial gain should never be the motivating factor, nor primary goal for the person operating in this specialized field. They should be caring, patient, and knowledgeable of the characteristics of mentally disabled children.
It is our firm belief that when given proper assistance from qualified persons in a group home setting, behaviorally/mentally disabled children can lead a productive, rewarding, and self-sufficient life. These “special persons” can develop skills, dignity, and feelings of self-worth with hopes of enjoying ALL of the privileges of their surrounding community and – society as a whole.