Our Philosophy

The philosophy behind The Sterling Home is people with developmental disabilities not only belong in the community, but can be productive and contributing members of their community. It is our belief than any individual, regardless of the severity of their disability, has desires and needs as anybody else. They have the same needs and desires to be included as part of any community and reside in a home that they can call their own. They have the right to reside in a community in a less restrictive environment and not be isolated in private and/or state developmental institution.
The Sterling Home’s philosophy will be person centered. Ours is an approach to determine, plan for and work toward the preferred future of clients with developmental disabilities and their families. The preferred future is what the person and family want to do in the future based on their strengths, capabilities, preferences, lifestyle and cultural background. Person-centered planning is a framework for planning and making decisions. The Sterling Home’s person centered planning will be based on awareness of and sensitivity to, the lifestyle and cultural background of the client and family. 
For those individuals who can no longer reside with their families; for those that require additional support or those that are transitioning to a less restrictive setting, The Sterling Home will provide a new home for them. By providing a caring environment, support and the services including a compassionate staff, these individuals will feel part of our family.
Statement of Purpose
The facility goal is to be a strong foundation with a wholesome approach and client centered support. The owner is looking to establish healthy relationships with Licensing and all placement agencies. The personal motivation of the owner is to build a successful facility that comes from the love and dedication to serve. The Sterling Home will be dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality support and service to the client whether they are a short term or longer placement.
The owner and staff share the same core values, work ethics and dedication to provide positive support to individuals who have developmental disabilities. The purpose is to provide 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, direct care and supervision and special services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Each and every client will be a functional part of The Sterling Home. This all inclusive approach will promote harmonious living with clients and provide an inviting family centered atmosphere.