Gearing Up for Fall September 2018

We’re gearing up for Christmas here at Flat Rock Homes! It may seem early, but it will sneak up on us quickly. We also love our upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations in our Community and Care Center Homes.

Event Information


Thanks to you, our Back to School campaign did better than in 2017! You’ve helped us in more ways than you can possibly know and every donation goes to aid in the care of the Care Center residents and the Community Services consumers.


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday this year! November 27th will be the day. Our goal this year is to finish out the furniture fund that we got off to a great start last year.

Save the date for the Race at the Rock on May 4th next year! In honor of our friend Rev. Dr. Richard “Dick” Parks, the race has been renamed the Dick Parks Memorial Race at the Rock. For our full memorial for Dick Parks, click here.

Also in 2019, we have one of our biggest fundraisers of the year: The Flat Rock Biennial Quilt Auction! Keep an eye on our social media as well as our upcoming newsletters for the date and location of next year’s amazing event.

General Announcements

We’re hiring! We’re looking for loving, caring individuals for our Care Center and our Community Services houses. If this sounds like you or someone you know, click here for more information.

If your church or group is planning on participating in our Christmas Wish Tag program, don’t forget to send us your form by September 30th!

Items we need and Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for items for our Adult Advantages and on-campus Day Hab sites. These items include yarn, buttons, paint, wood pieces, clay pots, and many other things. Click here for the full list of needs.

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.