September 1, 2014 Duvall Home receives “Community Agency Spotlight” by the Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. (Issues Forum Breaking News: Vol. 12, Iss. 9)Duvall Home recently began working on a transformation of their program to make their residential program a more community-based model. They have begun their move to gradually transition about sixty residents, currently living on the Glenwood campus, into eight community group homes in and around DeLand. The homes will continue to be operated by Duvall, alongside the ten group homes already established in the community. The living accommodations provide a home environment modeled after a typical family-style residence. “This is a time to look to the future”, said CEO Steve DeVane “and to ready Duvall Home to meet the ever-changing requirements, not only of our special-needs population, but also of the state and government agencies that govern us. As time moves on, our greatest legacy will be to insure Duvall’s strength long into the future – at the very least, another 70 years.”
Duvall Home has been empowering individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities since 1945. Their mission to provide the highest quality of life and greatest level of independence for each resident is achieved through individualized care plans that include educational opportunities and life skills training. Duvall Home provides 24-hour around-the-clock nursing oversight, as well as daily transportation to the Adult Day Training Center and a wide variety of community outings.