1579 Bardstown Road

Adult Services

Dreams With Wings offers a variety of services for adults

The men and women at Dreams With Wings have all the same hopes and dreams as the rest of us! They want to live, work and play in their community. Services offered are tailored to meet the individual needs of each person.

Residential Supports

Dreams With Wings supports individuals through three different residential options:

Staffed Residences

We currently have 11 staffed residences; homes are located in a local neighborhood and are supported by a staff member around the clock. Generally, three adults with similar interests live together in one house and receive 24-hour support. Housemates have their own bedroom and share the rest of the living space.

Family Home Providers

Dreams With Wings also offers Family Home Provider services, where a client lives full time in the caregiver’s home.

Supported Apartments

Currently, we own 3 apartment buildings but also support clients in their own personal apartments. Support for these individuals is tailored to meet specific needs such as paying bills, grocery shopping, housekeeping, laundry, etc. Twenty-four-hour support is not considered necessary for these individuals.

Adult Day Services

The mission of the Dream Builders Day Program is to enhance daily living skills, communication, and social skills through community interaction and on-site activities. The goal is to create a meaningful day that is choice driven by each individual. Individuals are encouraged to suggest activities for each day during circle and also to choose from ongoing activities.

Dream Builders Day Program meets Monday through Friday, from 8am-4pm. Individuals can choose a schedule that best meets their needs.

Programs offered include the following:

∙ Reading, Adult Literacy, and Book Club
∙ Math / Budgeting and Finance
∙ Culinary
∙ Art Therapy, Open Studio, and Expressive Arts
∙ Photography
∙ Computer Literacy / Technology
∙ Health and Wellness (physical training, walking club and weekly Yoga)
∙ Volunteer Opportunities (Meals On Wheels, Operation Brightside, Louisville Nature Center)
∙ Community Integration / Natural Support
∙ Building
∙ Recreation and Leisure

Respite Supports

Dreams With Wings offers respite supports to children and adults who want to continue to live in their own home. Respite services are specific to family or individual needs and can be provided in the individual’s home or in the community.

Community Living Supports

Dreams With Wings provides support and training to empower an individual to build a natural support system by joining a club, group, association, church, business, or other organization in the community.

Supported Employment

Dreams With Wings’ Supported Employment Program provides job training and workforce development for individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism.

Community employment opportunities allow people with disabilities a way to contribute, by doing something that matters! Supported Employment is designed to help individuals discover personal interests , find or negotiate a job that fits things they like to do and do well, become established as valued employees, and pursue job advancements.

Supported Employment Program Milestones:

Person Centered Job Selection

This time is used to help the client get acquainted with their staff specialist in order to identify the candidate’s likes and dislikes, and her/his strengths and skills

Job Development

This time is used to research prospective employers with the client, assess any need for special technology or equipment, practice interviewing skills, develop a resume and then meet with potential employers to assure a good fit.


Once the client is gainfully employed, the support staff can work alongside the client until they are comfortable with their job requirements and experiencing success. In some cases, the client can utilize on-the-job Supported Employment staff assistance for their entire career.

Behavior Services 

Dreams With Wings Behavior Services offered are tailored to meet the individual needs of every person. Each of us wants to be able to live a life of purpose and dignity!