Tierra Village emerged from a vision long held by a former special education teacher and a special needs parent, to create an inclusive, land based, multi-denominational, and financially sustainable community. This vision, to integrate adults with developmental disabilities into a vibrant community in a real and meaningful way is now possible. The permanent residence for adults with disabilities is built in the midst of an existing, multi-faceted, inclusive community, providing a unique and collaborative experience for all involved.
Our mission is to provide homes and services for people with developmental disabilities in a collaborative, integrated and diverse community located in a beautiful natural setting. Our vision is of a society in which people of all abilities live as equal citizens with full respect for their human rights, freedom and dignity. Everyone has the same choices and opportunities to live a purposeful and valued community life with the needed supports to do so. Our values include self-determination, meaningful work opportunities, a celebration of diversity, the experience of lifelong learning and compassionate service.
Our Programs Include:
Residential Services at Coyote House- A BEAUTIFUL Adult Family Home for 5 Adults with Developmental Differences.
Day Program and Pre-Employment Training at TRAILS- Tierra's Recreational Arts and Life Skills Program
Our Bi-Annual Fundraiser Das Deal Book- An amazing local coupon book aimed at connecting us to the community through the mutually beneficial activity of promoting the local economy.
All persons have equal dignity. Dignity does not depend upon physical, intellectual or other characteristics. Neither does it depend upon the opinions that other people have about these characteristics.
All persons have inherent and equal worth. Our value as persons is neither earned nor accumulated. It is unrelated to health status or any genetic or other personal characteristic.
All persons have inherent capacity for growth and expression. Every person has the right to be nourished physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
All persons are entitled to equal access and opportunity. Equality demands protection from all forms of discrimination or harm, and access to the supports necessary to enable equal participation.