REALIZING THE DREAM
We dreamed of a family-oriented neighborhood where people would have direct support professionals dedicated to assisting them to live independently, focusing on their emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational needs being met.
We dreamed of learning opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to gain independence and work ethics through meaningful employment, and of a workplace where each adult would be productive and successful, no matter their level of ability.
As a community...
We dreamed of serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and for them to have an opportunity to contribute financially, emotionally, and spiritually to their community.
We wanted to be proactive about the services available to improve and increase the quality of life for family members when they are ready to leave home and be more independent in their own lives.
We wanted to be proactive about what seemed to be limited options available to students once they leave the school system vocationally and residentially.
As a community...
We wanted to be proactive about the ways we can contribute to the emotional, financial, social, spiritual, residential, and vocational needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the community.
Eagles’ Wings moved to its current location on 96.34 acres in Coker, AL in November 2013 including:
• A 7,200 square foot multipurpose building
• Four commercial greenhouses
• Two Residential Homes
• Gift Shop is open to the public.
Job opportunities and vocational training opportunities will be provided through volunteer and employment:
• Job-related skills training
• Life skills coaching
• Small Group Employment
• Competitive Employment
Services are offered with the intent to develop independent living skills and provide opportunities for job training to gain meaningful employment and live in the community. Individuals who receive services from Eagles’ Wings should:
• Have been diagnosed with a developmental disability
before the age of 18.
• Have an IQ level 70 or below