Wednesday’s Word: Respect

Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements

Respect is the second of our Core Values. Our programs serve individuals at their weakest times and as an organization we recognize that circumstances do not define individuals. We show our residents and clients the utmost respect while in our care because we understand the importance of respect in recovery. From residents in our homeless shelters to individuals in our community living centers, our volunteers and staff, we are committed to treating individuals as we would want ourselves and our family members treated.


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We currently operate 21 residential living centers offering supportive services, while empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to live independently in their communities.  Our programs are located throughout Maryland, DC and Virginia and serve individuals regardless of the type or severity of their disability.  In addition to following National best practices in the field, VOA Chesapeake offers these unique best practices:

  • Focus on a person’s abilities and build on strengths to create their own person-centered plan
  • Collaborate with the individual and his or her family to develop a full support network usually consisting of parents, friends, employers, co-workers, neighbors, doctors, teacher and friends. We call this team the Circle of Support

Our goal is to ensure that anyone being served in our program experiences full satisfaction and reaches for their absolute highest potential in all areas of their life.

Are you new to the VOA Chesapeake Family? Learn more about our Core Values HERE


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