Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Most people may struggle to understand how adults with developmental disabilities prefer to live their lives.  Susan L. Babin, author of “Home, Sweet Home” (IMPACT; feature issue on Supported Living (1995), published by the Institute on Community Integration) captured the essence of this perfectly:

”We all want the same basic things out of life:  a decent and comfortable place to call ’home’, something meaningful to do during the day, some close friends with whom to share the good times and from whom we receive support in difficult times, and the opportunity to make our own decisions about things that will affect our personal lives.”

Serving the total person, Wexner Heritage Village offers specialized programs and housing for individuals with developmental disabilities to help them reach their potential in leading a meaningful and fulfilling life. 

Federal, state, county and private funding provides financial support for adults with developmental disabilities.  In addition to services offered on-site, Shalom House, Inc., collaborates with other agencies whose mission is to enhance work skills, offer recreational options or provide social events.
Shalom House, Inc., offers exceptional habilitation services and residential living options to adults with developmental disabilities.  Unique needs and interests are met in a supportive environment that encourages growth in areas such as self-care, social interactions, healthy lifestyles, work skills and self-confidence.
Village Shalom Apartments offer individual apartments for those who benefit from a more independent lifestyle.  Supported living services are provided as needed in areas such as taking medications, meal preparation, banking and leisure activities.
For more information about Wexner Heritage Village housing options for adults with developmental disabilities, call 614-239-1999 or email

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Friends of Shalom House
Friends of Shalom House is a dedicated group of volunteers who work to support the residents of Shalom House.

The mission of Friends of Shalom House is to make Shalom House a loving home by providing the little extras that give joy to its residents.

In the past the Friends of Shalom House have provided birthday and holiday gifts for residents. Most recently, the organization purchased a new flat screen television for the home's living room.

If you are interested in joining or donating to Friends of Shalom House, please contact Millie Blumenfled at 614-236-9961 or