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Hartwood Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that develops and operates residential service programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Virginia. Founded in 1973 by a small group of families, our first program provided respite services to individuals and families at a time when there was virtually no services available in northern Virginia for young adults who had “aged out” of the school system. The organization has evolved over the years and we now operate 17 additional community based group homes, along with a variety of family support programs. Nearly 100 persons live in our full-time community homes. Some 30 to 40 persons use the respite program annually. And, many others are involved in the family support programs we operate in cooperation with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

Helping those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Our Mission

is to develop and operate residential programs and services to further opportunities and life skills of individuals with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Programs and services are designed to develop and support independence through personal choice and futures planning; community and family education and involvement; advocacy for civil and human rights; and acquisition and administration of resources needed to provide appropriate and effective services.

Residential programs and services

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to provide safe, quality of life accommodations in our residential programs and services for those individuals with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Creating fun programs and services that further develop and support independence through personal choice and futures planning; community and family education and involvement.  We are resolved to making a difference in our residents lives and providing a quality, safe environment to thrive within.

Safe, quality of life programs and services

 

With COVID rapidly spreading, home visits are strongly discouraged but if you must, please use the attached form. Print out, complete pre-visit section, and bring with you to the group home.

 

A welcoming message from our Executive Director, Sean McGinnis
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