A PURPOSEFUL COMMUNITY

The Link is a community-centered residential development that connects people of all ages and abilities through co-living opportunities that promote meaningful interactions and pathways to independence.

A PLACE EVERYONE CAN CALL HOME

The Link brings together caring neighbors and adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities (I/DD) to create a co-living opportunity that fosters community bonds while providing residents a chance to live in a historic Utica neighborhood.

 

A HOME FOR MARY

a 21 year old with autism, who wants to live on her own and volunteers walking dogs. 

A HOME FOR SHAINA

who just started a nursing job at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a short walk from The Link. 

A HOME FOR DANIEL

a Kelberman employee, who wants to volunteer to develop community programs for The Link.

 

COMMUNITY-CENTERED LIVING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

The Link is a community-centered residential development located in Utica, NY. Our mission is to connect people of all ages and abilities through co-living opportunities that promote meaningful interactions and pathways to independence. With a city-centered location, The Link offers easy accessibility to transit, employment opportunities and leisure. Within walking distance are grocery stores, restaurants and a hospital.

 

The typical housing choices for an adult with I/DD are either living at home with a family caregiver or living in a state-certified housing facility. Self-advocates and caregivers have overwhelmingly expressed an interest in non-certified, community-based housing choices. Co-living housing options, like The Link also give families a greater peace of mind - as caregivers age and become unable to provide support they are often concerned about what will happen to their loved ones with needs. 

 

Through co-living opportunities and enriching on-site activities, The Link will give people with developmental disabilities a greater quality of life, encourage independence and foster community-based relationships. 

 

Contact Us:

Housing Visions is accepting applications for Link At Sunset.  Please click here for an application. Income and other eligibility restrictions apply. Applications can be mailed to: Housing Visions Consultants, Inc. 1201 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13210.

 

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer St. Mark at (315) 472-3820 or via email at jstmark@housingvisions.org.

For more information on the 12 OPWDD units,

please contact Marcus Gillespie, Assistant Director

of Community Services at The Kelberman Center,

at marcus.gillespie@kelbermancenter.org or

(315) 797-6241 ext. 3938.