ADEC’s guardianship program protects people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, exploitation

2018-01-19T16:20:51+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Dignity, News|

It's a frightening statistic, but one that needs to be recognized: People with disabilities are seven times more likely to be sexually assaulted than individuals without disabilities.  NPR recently launched an investigative series looking at the "hidden epidemic" of sexual [...]

Dianne’s Continuing ADEC Adventure: Flying to Arizona

2017-03-31T12:46:31+00:00 March 31st, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, Direct Support|

At 67 years old, Dianne Hampshire is living proof that it's never too late to enjoy a new adventure. A few months ago, we shared this incredible story of Dianne and Richard Hampshire reuniting after eight years of searching for each [...]

Rosemary Poe: ‘Without ADEC, I would still be in the same hellhole I was born into’

2016-08-18T15:35:42+00:00 August 18th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, News|

A single ripe tomato sits on the windowsill of Rosemary Poe's ground-floor apartment. To most people, the fruit only represents the summer bounty still to come. But to Rosemary, the tomato is a symbol of the choice and possibility she has [...]

Eight-Year Search Leads to Mother-Son Reunion at ADEC

2016-08-05T10:22:47+00:00 August 5th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Families|

When you google “Dianne Hampshire,” the first entry that pops up is a profile from the Works of Arc website featuring Dianne’s picture and describing her ceramic work at ADEC’s Day Service at Goshen. For most people, this would be just [...]