About Us

Kambly is a state award winning, 30 bed, nonprofit adult foster care facility serving people with developmental disabilities. Started in 1949 by Viola Kambly as a boarding school for mentally impaired children, Kambly has evolved into an adult foster care home that is considered a "preferred provider" by community mental health and social service professionals.

Kambly’s twenty-four hour residential service includes clean and efficient rooms, nutritional meals and snacks, recreational and group activities while under the personal care of a dedicated and trained staff.

The mission of Kambly Living Center is to provide the opportunity for adults who are disabled to achieve emotional and social growth in a secure, homelike atmosphere. When you walk in, it looks like most homes only with more family members. There is a great room with a number of couches and large television. The residents gather here in the evenings to talk and watch their favorite programs. Some of them work on crafts, read or play games. Residents have certain responsibilities they perform: some go to school, some have part time jobs and some enjoy helping with the routine tasks around the house. Julie for instance is our "#1 Kichen Helper" her joy in helping with the dishes adds to our family feel.

Our Philosophy

It is the philosophy of the Kambly Living Center to approach our work with the developmentally disabled population holistically by:

Encouraging individuals with the development of self-determination skills and promoting active choice-making within an individual’s capabilities.

Guaranteeing that all people with disabilities have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential for independence, productivity, and integration into the community.

Assisting individuals through planning, coordinating, locating, accessing, and monitoring services and supports that will result in an optimal quality of life.

Ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities have access to opportunities and the supports needed to be included in community life.

Advocating that people with developmental disabilities have the right to job training, employment at competitive wages, and career growth. Insisting that individuals with developmental disabilities be treated with dignity and respect.

Services

Advocating that people with developmental disabilities have the right to job training, employment at competitive wages, and career growth. Insisting that individuals with developmental disabilities be treated with dignity and respect.

Community Inclusion Activities:

Volunteering
Promoting employment and self-determination
Exploring the Binder Park Zoo
Visiting the Leila Arboretum and City parks
Participating in CIR bowling Leagues, dances and other activities

Social and Spiritual Growth Activities

Exercise, Garden and Walking Clubs
Table Talk and Resident Council
Chef Therapeutic Riding Center
Sunday School - Riverwalk Community Church
In-house events: story time, movie nights, arts & crafts, bingo, Wii game time and music programs.
Participating with the Special Olympics at local and state events.

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