Our Mission

Living Unlimited creates and facilitates sustainable, inclusive communities where people with and without disabilities live, work and care for each other with mutual respect and dignity.

Our Creed

We believe…
That all people have a unique and precious essence and raison d’etre to be honored, supported and cultivated.

We believe…
That all lives have purpose and meaning, and that the role of Living Unlimited is to allow and encourage all people to find themselves and fulfil their destinies.

We believe…
In providing an opportunity for all our participants to develop a sense of self-esteem and self-worth.

We believe…
That everyone has unique interests and aspirations, which they approach in their own way and own pace.

We believe…
In creating and promoting opportunities for our farmers and ranchers to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, culturally and spiritually by encouraging them to make their own decisions as to interests, activities and friends.

We believe…
That all people, regardless of their abilities, have innate value and dignity and will be treated with respect.

We believe…
In the the concept of self-determination. All people, including those with disabilities, have the right to establish their own friendships and to choose the environments in which they live, work, and play.

We believe…
That the rights, interests and preferences of all should be honored, including the right to be fully included in the mainstream of society, the right to associate with others with special needs, and the right to solitude.

We believe…
In helping the people with whom we work to develop self-reliance and independence and also to learn interdependence and the ability to work with others.

We believe…
That the programs at Living Unlimited should be molded to fit the needs of the people we serve, rather than demanding them to mold themselves to fit the program.

We believe…
In the concept of a hierarchy of needs. Each day and for each farmer and rancher, we will strive to ensure the fulfillment of basic physiological and safety needs, promote opportunities for love and belonging. At the same time, we will address esteem needs, such as freedom of choice, competence, pride in achievement, mastery, independence, self-respect, respect from others.

We believe…
In person-centered planning, where the needs of the individual are paramount.

We believe…
In creating a place for exceptional people to be themselves, free of the pressure to be someone other than who they are.

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.
Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
-- Thomas Merton (Trappist monk, writer, theologian and mystic)