Village Project Minutes 10-07-2014

The meeting this month was attended by only three participants.  As we move down the path to bringing our community into the vision of a community where adults with developmental disabilities can learn, socialize, work and even live safely we may have to consider seeking non-profit status.  Prerequisite requirements for filing for non-profit status include:

Having at least one or two board positions filled.

Regular meetings at which minutes are kept.


Minutes of meeting of 10-07-2014

Document:  A Visit to Lambs Farm

Minutes of prior meetings


A Letter from the President & CEO – Lambs Farm

As the Village Project, our mission for adults with developmentally disabilities of central Il, grows, we often reference Lambs Farm as our model for the vision and organization.  This letter from the President and CEO of Lambs Farm outlines how that organization is evolving to continue to meet the needs of an aging population of people with these challenges as well the needs of new younger Participants in the programs.

This will help you to better understand the vision that was created when Lambs Farm was originally conceived and how that vision is evolving.  I think you will love the idea of building similar organization and facilities in central Illinois.  🙂

A Message from the President and CEO – Lambs Farm

Village Project Minutes 8-05-2014

Lauren and Special OlympicsWe have reached a small milestone in the evolution of the Village Project.  For those who do not know, this is a new mission to enable/enhance the quality of life and employment for developmentally disabled adults of central Il.  This week, we conducted an informational meeting in Le Roy.  Five people who have not been involved to this point attended.  It is the first of the activities that were outlined in our first minutes to be kicked off. There will be other informational meetings.  We are currently using Spirit of Light Creativity Studio in Le Roy as a central location for growing this mission.  In time, I hope we have locations in other towns in Central Il., perhaps in churches, to conduct such informational meetings. Minutes of the 8-05-2014 meeting  [open the word doc when it downloads] Intro and previous minutes of 1-15-2014

Village Project – Minutes 1-15-2014

In the summer of 2013 I was invited to meet with Anita Kathleen Stein of Champaign-Urbana.  Anita shared the same vision I have had for an organization/facility for developmentally disabled adults in central Illinois, based on the model of Lambs Farm of Libertyville Il.  Lambs Farm is a successful model that is internationally known and studied.

At the time, Anita was in school preparing to take on this mission and we agreed that I would begin working in Bloomington-Normal to research existing services and seek out others with this shared interest.

During the Festival of Trees I collected the names of several people with an interest and have become friends with a few on facebook.

On January 15th, 2014, three of us met over coffee at Paneras [near WalMart] in Normal and began brainstorming where and how to start.  If you have an interest in helping developmentally disabled adults in central Il., please feel free to review these minutes.  Then send your contact information to:

1-15-2012 Minutes – Village Project