A Better Way of Living, Inc.

To join with others to offer the necessary supports for people with developmental disabilities to realize their potential in all areas of life including work, education, leisure and relationships.

aka ABWL   |   ALBUQUERQUE, NM   |  abetterwaynm.org

Mission

ABWL, a Non-Profit 501(C)(3), has been serving the Greater Albuquerque Community since 2001. Our mission is to join with others to offer the necessary supports for people with developmental disabilities to realize their potential in all areas of life including work, education, leisure and relationships. We also raise awareness of issues that people with developmental disabilities face. We provide outreach information for the community at large... look for events and fundraisers.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ellen Neace

Main address

2823 Richmond Dr. NE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87107 USA

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EIN

85-0482521

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Health Support Services (E60)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Supported Living

ABWL currently owns one group home of the ten that we provide service support through. Housing discrimination still occurs in the Greater Albuquerque area which can make it difficult to find homes for the people we serve. We want to purchase all homes that we provide services through to safeguard a home and place to live.

Supported Living is intended for individuals who are assessed to need residential habilitation in order to ensure their health and safety. It is intended to increase and promote independence, and to provide the skills necessary to prepare individuals to live on their own in a non-residential setting. Supported Living services are designed to address assessed needs and identified individual outcomes. The service is provided to two (2) to four (4) individuals in a home that is leased or owned by the individual.

Supported Living services are individually tailored to assist individuals 18 years or older who are assessed to need daily support and/or supervision with the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to living in the community to prevent institutionalization. Living Supports include residential instruction that is intended to increase and promote independence and to support individuals to live as independently as possible in the community in a setting of their own choice.

Supported Living services assist and encourage individuals to grow and develop, to gain autonomy, become self-governing and pursue their own interests and goals. Living support providers take positive steps to protect and promote the dignity, privacy, legal rights, autonomy and individuality of each person who receives services.

Supported Living services promote inclusion in the community and individuals are provided the opportunity to be involved in the community and actively participate using the same resources and doing the same activities as other community members. Living Supports assist individuals to access generic and natural supports, and with opportunities to establish or maintain meaningful relationships throughout the community.

Population(s) Served

Our Community Supports provide Community Integrated Employment services are geared to place individuals with disabilities in employment situations with non-disabled co-workers within the general workforce; or assist the individual in business ownership. This service may include small group employment such as mobile work crews or enclaves. Individuals are supported to explore and seek opportunity for career advancement through growth in wages, hours, experience, promotions and/or movement from group to individual employment. Individuals are provided the opportunity to participate in negotiating his/her work schedule, break/lunch times, and leave and medical benefits with his/her employer. Each of these activities is reflected in individual career plans.

The objective of Community Integrated Employment is to provide supports to DDW recipients that result in jobs in the community which increase economic independence, self-reliance, social connections and the ability to grow within a career.

Population(s) Served

Customized Community Supports for adults are designed to assist an individual to: increase their independence and potentially reduce the amount of paid supports, establish or strengthen interpersonal relationships, join social networks and participate in typical community life.

Customized Community Supports are based upon the preferences and choices of each individual and designed to measure progress toward outcomes specified by the individual. Activities include: adaptive skill development, adult educational supports, citizenship skills, communication, social skills, self-advocacy, informed choice, community integration and relationship building.

Our Customized Community Supports are provided in a variety of settings in the greater Albuquerque community. Services provided in any location lead to participation and integration in the community or support the individual to reach his or her personal goals for growth and development.

Outcomes from this service may include an enhanced capacity for self-determination, development of social networks that allow the individual to experience valued social roles while contributing to his or her community and establishing lasting community connections.

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Accreditations

The Council on Quality and Leadership (C-Q-L) 2018

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A Better Way of Living, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Katy Estrada, CPA

Casey Bresnahan