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Neuro Diverse Living

Safe & Sustainable Housing for Neurodiverse Adults

aka Front Porch Cohousing   |   Doylestown, PA   |  https://frontporchcohousing.org
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Neuro Diverse Living

EIN: 84-3447622


Mission

Neuro Diverse Living provides an opportunity for adults with autism or neurodiversity to thrive and to live a life of fulfillment by delivering an exceptional sense of home and connection through thoughtfully designed smart-home communities. We will confront the unique and unmet needs and challenges’ autistic adults and other at-risk individuals face by providing private pay neurodiverse ‘smart-home enabled' communities that allow them to live as independently as possible, hold down useful jobs, and lead meaningful lives.

Ruling year info

2020

Managing Director

Mr. James Richardson

Vice President

Nancy T Carey-Richardson

Main address

32 Union Street Suite 114

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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Formerly known as

Neuro Diverse Living

EIN

84-3447622

Subject area info

Housing for people with disabilities

Population served info

Caregivers

People with disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities

NTEE code info

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Front Porch Cohousing is a dedicated 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a compelling mission: to revolutionize the housing landscape by crafting safe, sustainable, and inclusive communities for individuals of all intellectual abilities. Since 2021, we've been committed to fostering a vibrant, neuro-inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and every resident feels at home. We implement cutting-edge smart-home technologies to ensure safety, while promoting meaningful social interaction and shared experiences through recreational activities and communal dining. Our philosophy of inclusion is based on proven universal design principles, striving to empower our residents and make a transformative impact on their lives. Neuro-inclusive cohousing is an innovative approach to disability housing to build communities where individuals with diverse neurological backgrounds live together in a supportive and integrated environment. Pioneering this novel idea of cohousing includes key

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Housing Alternatives for Adults with Autism

We will confront the unique and unmet needs and challenges’ autistic adults and other at-risk individuals face by providing private pay neurodiverse ‘smart-home enabled' communities that allow them to live as independently as possible, hold down useful jobs, and lead meaningful lives.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Caregivers

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Increasing

Number of donors retained

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Holding steady

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Front Porch Cohousing, in collaboration with our esteemed partners, is poised to create
the first-of-its-kind inclusive community in Pennsylvania. This pioneering approach
will set a new standard for the development of inclusive and sustainable housing
solutions throughout the state. By combining expertise in neuro-inclusive cohousing,
mission-driven design, and disability advocacy, we aim to create a transformative living
environment that sets a precedent for other locations in Bucks County, Doylestown
Township, and beyond.

Our mission is to address the urgent need for affordable and attainable inclusive housing options for individuals with diverse neurological and cognitive abilities. The proposed community will prioritize the following principles of neuro-inclusive cohousing:
■ Inclusivity: Every resident should have a valued place in their community, where they can be themselves freely and authentically.
■ Support: Comprehensive wrap-around services catering to the healthcare, education, employment, and social needs of the residents will be a priority.
■ Autonomy: Residents and/or their families will have the freedom to
make decisions that impact their lives and their community.
■ Community Integration: Our vision includes establishing strong bonds with the wider Doylestown community, fostering a sense of belonging among residents.

In recent years, the urgency of providing suitable care and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania has reached a critical point. Rising housing costs coupled with an alarming 11 percent decline in service provision over the last three years have exacerbated this crisis. Our initiative seeks to alleviate this issue by providing a sustainable solution that addresses affordability, care, and most importantly, inclusion

Pioneering the ‘First of its kind’ Neuro-Inclusive Co-housing in Bucks County
Developing a neuro-inclusive housing community in Bucks County represents a pioneering effort to create a first-of-its-kind living environment for individuals with diverse neurological backgrounds.

1. Collaborative Planning and Development: Creating an unprecedented neuro-inclusive housing community requires collaboration between various stakeholders. Key steps in this process include:
◇ Establish a steering committee: Form a group of stakeholders, including representatives from local government, disability advocacy groups, housing developers, and the community, to guide the project's development and implementation.
◇ Conduct needs assessments: Assess the target population's housing and support needs, engaging neurodiverse individuals and their families.
◇ Develop a master plan: Create a comprehensive plan outlining the project's vision, goals, design principles, financing strategies, and timelines.

2. Innovative Design and Construction: A central aspect of pioneering neuro-inclusive housing is incorporating innovative design and construction approaches that cater to the unique needs of neurodiverse individuals, including:
◇ Universal design: Embracing universal design principles to ensure housing units and communal spaces are accessible, functional, and aesthetically appealing for all residents.
◇ Flexible living spaces: Design flexible housing units, allowing customization based on individual needs and preferences.
◇ Sustainable and eco-friendly materials: Incorporate environmentally friendly materials and technologies in the construction process, promoting sustainability and reducing the project's environmental impact.

3. Comprehensive Support Services: To ensure the success of the neuro-inclusive housing community, a wide variety of support services tailored to the needs of neurodiverse residents must be considered, including:
◇ Healthcare: Partnering with local healthcare providers to offer on-site or easily accessible medical and therapeutic services.
◇ Education and employment: Collaborate with schools, vocational training centers, and employers to create opportunities for residents to develop skills and engage in meaningful work.
◇ Social and recreational activities: Facilitate social integration and promote community organizing regular events and activities catering to residents' diverse interests and abilities.
4. Community Engagement and Integration: We aim to build strong relationships between the community and housing community by:
◇ Encouraging community involvement: Inviting residents to participate in events and activities within the neuro-inclusive housing community promotes understanding and social integration.
◇ Establishing partnerships: Collaborating with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and community groups to create opportunities for residents to engage with their surroundings and contribute to the community.

Bucks County faces unique challenges and opportunities in providing housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a significant percentage of the population (12.5%) having disabilities, it is crucial to address the physical, sensory, and cognitive needs of these individuals as well as the aging population and other often overlooked segments of the population. The Almshouse parcel offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop accessible and inclusive housing, communal areas, and wrap-around support services that enhance residents' quality of life.

Front Porch Cohousing, in collaboration with our esteemed partners, is poised to create the first-of-its-kind inclusive community in Pennsylvania. This pioneering approach
will set a new standard for the development of inclusive and sustainable housing solutions throughout the state. By combining expertise in neuro-inclusive cohousing, mission-driven design, and disability advocacy, we aim to create a transformative living environment that sets a precedent for other locations in Bucks County, Doylestown Township, and beyond.

Front Porch Cohousing and Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors are united in their commitment to a collaborative and comprehensive approach. By combining expertise, this visionary partnership will ensure that every aspect of the reimagined Almshouse property is carefully considered and designed to meet the unique needs of its residents, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From inclusive architecture to comprehensive wrap-around support services, this multifaceted approach will create an environment that promotes independence, empowerment, and social connection.

We are actively working with our county commissioners on two development projects, and have two additional projects in the works.

Financial data

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Neuro Diverse Living

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2020

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $0
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $50,000
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $0

Neuro Diverse Living

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2020

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Managing Director

Mr. James Richardson

Vice President

Nancy Carey-Richardson

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Neuro Diverse Living

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
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Board co-chair

James Richardson

Neuro Diverse Living, Inc

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Nancy Carey-Richardson

Neuro Diverse Living, Inc

Term: 2019 -

Stacey Fish

SAP

Diane Lawson

NDL

Steve Grumann

NDL

David Salvati

NDL

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Disability