Special Needs Housing

The Need

It is estimated that there are 4.9 million individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the United States about 590,000 in the state of California. 

About 71.5% of people with developmental disabilities are currently receiving residential care from family caregivers. As these caregivers age, the question of “what is going to happen to this child when I die?” is inevitable. While there are various types of supportive living communities in California addressing this issue, there is just not enough to meet the growing demand.

“And because this is the first time in human history that so many persons with I/DD are outliving parents who have historically functioned as their primary caregivers (at present, 25% of caregivers are over age 60), policymakers are scrambling for solutions.”

New Facility Developement

The biggest challenge to developing new housing opportunities for adults with special needs is funding for acquisition, land development and building construction or renovation.  Pinsonneault Holdings is an experienced 27 year development company committed to acquiring suitable land and/or existing buildings in selected locations for construction and/or conversion to residential facilities.  Private investment capital will be the funding source and all real estate will be owned by a new LLC and the investor-members for each facility.  This funding model will allow for a greater number of facilities to be opened in a shorter period of time.  The process will eventually be franchised to other organizations around that county that will use the same development process to create facilities in their region of the country or the world. 

Renovation and Construction

In order to expedite the opening of additional residential facilities, the priority is on acquiring existing buildings that can be renovated and remodeled for use as an Adult Residential Facility. The other path to new facilities is the through the development process of vacant land in a suitable location.  The new construction of facilities allows the maximum design flexibility for living space, common areas and amenities tailored to the needs of residents.

Residential Housing Program

Mission - To provide a loving and unique housing community for adults with developmental disabilities that will enhance the quality of their lives.

Vision - The residents have unsurpassed opportunities for social growth, emotional fulfillment, enhanced dignity and quality through assisted independence.

The intent for the operation of each property is to meet and exceed residential facility compliance (from the State of California regulations, Community Care Licensing, and City and County regulations.) The Adult Residential Facility, based on the adult needs and the services provided, has a designation of service level guaranteed by the Community Care Licensing process.

Serving The Need

If we could open a new facility each month for the next five years, we would barely scratch the surface of the need for adequate housing and care for adults with special needs.  We do not expect to fill the need in the near future, but we intend to fulfill the needs of hundreds and thousands of adults that will improve their lives in a number of meaningful ways:

• They will be able to live-work-play as a community within the greater community.

• Loneliness will be replaced by acceptance and new friendships.

• They will gain a sense of being valued and belonging which will build confidence, replacing insecurity.

• Boredom will be replaced by activities and expanding interests.

• Families will finally have a place for their adult children to grow and be “at home,” outside of their family’s home!

• Adults with disabilities will be meshed into a welcoming surrounding community of individuals who are comfortable with diversity.