The VISION FOR Champions Place
RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY Champions Place is a first-of-its-kind shared living community for young adults with physical challenges and will accommodate 16 residents who require varying levels of aide/support.
Safe and secure shared living community that promotes independent living
Uniquely created to meet the needs of physically challenged young adults
Unlike any independent living alternative available today
Enables residence to lead productive lives in their community
Provides opportunities to participate in volunteer projects
SOCIAL COMMUNITY Champions Place will serve as a gathering place for young adults with physical disabilities to enjoy community. There are far too many of these young adults who are alone and isolated. Champions Place will fill this critical and unmet need.
The Titan Program, another facet of CCF’s mission, connects these young adults
Champions Place will provide a the opportunity and space for social events to keep them connected — game night, outdoor movie night, coffee houses, bible studies, cookouts, casino nights
the Champions Place model
It’s Efficient and Cost Effective
By utilizing Shared Community Support Services (funded through Medicaid), qualified roommates will have the ability to share the cost of personal staff. Combined with a reasonably-priced rental unit, this approach will provide young adults with physical disabilities a safe and cost effective alternative to living at home with their aging parents, enabling them to live productive and independent lives in their community.
Our fundraising plan is $5,000,000 per shared living community, includes the following:
100% funding of capital costs upfront ($4.3M)
Reserves of $700K operating expense and maintenance
"Skin in the game." — Residents and their families will be required to participate in fundraising efforts with an annual goal of $175K (used to maintain reasonable monthly rental costs).
Governance board to protect the mission and vision, including a majority of charter trustees elected by the board of Mt Pisgah UMC, a 185 year old institution that has several similar partnerships with 3 other successful nonprofit organizations.
Upon successful implementation of this first Champions Place community, it is our intention to replicate this model, building these shared living environments across Metro Atlanta. Our ultimate goal is to develop and share a model to help other communities address this national challenge.
Demand is strong - there are no options for these families today other than to keep these young adults at home supported by aging parents.
With scale comes additional cost efficiencies – we will leverage this to improve the model over time.
Community Education and Awareness
By enabling these physically challenged young adults to live independently and actively participate in the community, the Foundation will also enhance society's overall awareness of special needs through a higher level of engagement. Community involvement is essential to our mission and we look forward to creating lasting connections, providing these individuals the opportunity to serve and be served within their local community