Balance began in 1991 serving two individuals with developmental disabilities who were at risk of institutionalization. Today as Balance kicks off our countdown to our 30th Anniversary in November 2021, we are now serving over 200 individuals and their families across the lifespan throughout Ozaukee County. Our mission is to find the balance between support and independence, providing sustenance to people in their homes, assist them in discovering and connecting with their community, and develop relationships to help enhance their lives.
Our approach is to first get to know the individual — their abilities, dreams, and desires as well as their needs. Then we create services to support them in their specific area of need. We work to enhance the communities’ capacity to embrace those individuals and recognize them as full, valued, contributing members of the community. Balance is working to provide support and to help each person develop the quality lifestyle they desire and can achieve.
Balance is a nonprofit organization (501(c) (3)) operated by a volunteer board of directors. Our board consists of community leaders, advocates for those with disabilities, professionals and family members of those with disabilities who are receiving services.
This fund will help us in reaching our financial goal for our up-coming 30th year.