November 16, 2016
By: Molly Nocon, CEO of Noah Homes
One year ago we were excited about the construction of our two Memory Care Homes. With the generous help of more than 30 business partners and a passionate team of fundraisers who have collected nearly $6 million in donations and in-kind services we now have both of them finished and they will open in early 2017.
On November 3rd, we had our ribbon cutting on a beautiful sunny morning in Spring Valley. We gathered our team, supporters, friends, and partners to celebrate the end of a building journey and the beginning of a living one. The two houses will be home to 20 people with developmental disabilities who have been diagnosed with aging issues, Alzheimer’s or another related dementia.
We are grateful to have HomeAid San Diego and Brookfield Residential as our partners, and we congratulate both on the AFP’s 2016 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation for the collaboration on the Memory Care Homes. Almost all people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s as they live into their 60s – starting as early as their 40s – and yet there are no homes specialized for their needs. As UC San Diego and others continue to advance research on Alzheimer’s, we will continue working with wonderful organizations like HomeAid around the country to advance quality of care for those affected. Obviously, the need is much larger and this is just the beginning.
The total project was estimated to cost $6.7 million and is less than $1 million from being completely funded. If you want to help, Noah Homes has set up a GoFundMe to help raise the remaining funds. There are also some wonderful videos on the page, including one of our residents seeing the homes for the first time. Thank you for your support!