Affinity Choice Community

A lifelong housing option for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities


What is an Affinity Choice Community™?

An Affinity Choice Community is a residential model that provides independence and high quality services to people with similar wants and needs through shared-cost operations and infrastructure. For instance, Noah Homes will have 90 residents, 130 staff and 30 vehicles to transport residents. That means there is always staff available to assist residents with requests related to work, social activities and care support, allowing them to maximize their independence in the broader community.

Affiliation in the Affinity Choice Community involves:

  • Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Making choices that maximize independence

  • Maintaining low overhead and high quality through shared costs

  • Evaluation to ensure compliance with Affinity Choice Community standards

There’s no one-size-fits-all option. While some people with disabilities can do things like take a bus to work, regulate their own diet and manage their finances, others are not. Some people enjoy life in a bustling city, others enjoy the peace and quiet of a farm. Our goal is to maximize each individual’s independence in a community environment that fosters dignity and respect, as well as personal and spiritual growth.

The residents at Noah Homes not only chose to live here, but appreciate the opportunity to do so. And they also appreciate the opportunity to work and recreate in their community. We know it can be hard to find a job, so we work with community partners to ensure people with developmental disabilities are represented among the workforce and fully supported in their efforts. Flat tire on a van? We’ll send another. A chance to model in a fashion show in Anaheim? We’ll make sure we get you there. Bad day? Come home to a delicious dinner and lots of love.

By having residents with similar needs live in close proximity, we can share overhead costs and resources, making trips, activities, care and other necessities more accessible to more people.