Vision and Mission

Since our founding in 1998 we have sought to be good stewards of God’s blessings and have diligently worked to fulfill the tenants of our vision and mission.  Our vision and mission statements clearly define the essence of who we are as an organization, the desired outcomes of our efforts, and the means we employ to fulfill our calling.

Vision: By faith, we strive to fulfill and proclaim the good news of the gospel by providing service to families impacted by intellectual disabilities regardless of financial standing.

Mission: Provide faith-based services and supports for individuals and families with autism and intellectual disabilities. We seek to be a community which affirms the worth of all people, supports personal growth and wholeness, advocates for community and church inclusion, and provides opportunities for spiritual growth and service.

 Core Values

We value and affirm the inherent dignity, significance and worth of each person regardless of physical capability and intellectual function (Psalm 139:13-16).

For more information on our Core Values....


Make a Difference

Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity has many op­por­tunit­ies for volunte­ers to as­s­ist in serv­ing our speci­al in­dividu­als and famil­ies. Our volun­te­ers con­sis­tent­ly re­mark at how the in­dividu­als they serve bring them joy, hap­pi­ness, and bless­ings through their ser­vice.

Read more on how you can make a dif­fer­ence in the life of a speci­al needs in­dividu­al or fami­ly.

 Indian Rock Acres - Respite & Retreats

From the very beginning of Jessica & Friends Community the desire to offer free respite to our parents and their families has been a part of our vision. This dream became a reality in late 2013 when the Sullivan family graciously gifted their beautiful country estate to us for this purpose.

Learn more about the IRA es­tate and our re­spite and re­treat pro­grams....