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A nonprofit founded to help adults over 40 w/Down syndrome and their single sibling caretaker (or surviving parent) to gain residence in intentional communities to be built (throughout the United States) with this main purpose in mind.

Tax ID 46-1001540


NEST’s mission is to sponsor cohousing communities that will include homes for as many as ten adults with Down syndrome as well as separate residences for their sibling caretakers. Our vision is to provide a safe place for developmentally disabled loved ones over age 40 to live within the setting of the traditional cohousing model of a nurturing and collaborative intentional community. In so doing, we will enable siblings to step away from their caregiver role, knowing that their brothers and sisters will be able to age in place as fully integrated community members, independent of family care and connections.