April Showers- April News

April has been a cold and soggy one so far, but we are looking forward to the spring weather that May always brings! We’re preparing for the warmer weather and looking forward to trips to the park and to the zoo this summer. But first, we have to celebrate spring.

Upcoming Event Information

Race at the Rock is coming up on May 5th! Registration begins at 8:00am and the day starts with the Inspirational Athletes Race at 9:00am. Prices go up on race day, so be sure to sign up early! There will be a 5K team and individual race, a 1-mile walk, a kids fun run, and the always popular Inspirational Athletes Race. Questions? Call 419.483.7330 ext 1420 or email

General Announcements

Do you know someone who would make a great addition to our team? We’re hiring Direct Support Professionals for both our Care Center and our Community Homes located in the area. If you’re interested or you know someone who would be a great fit, fill out the application here!

Items we need and Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of laundry soap (regular and baby), as well as the essentials like toilet paper and paper towels. Summer is approaching and we will soon be in need of sunscreen so our residents can safely enjoy time outside.

Is your group looking to volunteer this summer? Email with what you are interested in doing with us and we will get in touch!


Thank you to everyone in the community who helps us at Flat Rock Homes. We appreciate your donations, time, and prayers more than you could know. And as always, for the most up to date information check our website at and all of our social media at @FlatRockHomes.



Mission Statement:

The mission of Flat Rock Homes is to provide outstanding services which transform lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs through a dedication to caring and excellence that demonstrates Christian values.

Vision Statement:

The vision of Flat Rock Homes is to be a model organization which creates caring communities of excellence that support life-long services to persons with developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs while maintaining a sound financial position.



Primary Value: All people are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value.


Value Statements: These values which guide Flat Rock Homes mission to this day are an expression of the vision and intent of our Christian founders.


Respect: Treat everyone in our diverse community, including those we serve, their families and colleagues, with dignity.

Compassion: Provide a culture of caring, treating those we serve, and family members with sensitivity and empathy.

Integrity: Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of trust.

Achievement: Inspire hope and nurture the fullest potential of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Teamwork: Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.

Excellence: Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.

Innovation: Infuse and energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and unique talents of each team member.

Stewardship: Sustain and reinvest in our mission and extended communities by wisely managing our human, natural and material resources.

Community: Engage in collaboration with community members and organizations for service provision and advocacy.