What Is It?
A non-profit that provides lifelong support programs for adults and children with disabilities like cerebral palsy and autism, “to help them live meaningful, independent lives in the communities we share.” Current programs include 18 group homes, respite care, nursing, and transportation.
Volunteers are invited to lead activities with clients, such as making cards, doing crafts, and playing sports, or work on home improvement projects such as painting, gardening, and organizing. Please contact Vita Living for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
3 hours; depending on the group, Vita Living can accommodate weekday/weekend activities from 9 AM-Noon, or 1-4 PM.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Only requirements are creativity and a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
CARE CREW – ACTIVITIES WITH CLIENTS
Volunteers are invited to lead activities with clients, such as making cards, playing board games, doing crafts, and playing sports. “Design an opportunity that’s suited to your interests and time, as well as rewarding through meaningful experiences with a remarkable group of clients who have developmental disabilities. You have the unique opportunity to create something fun and new with our clients as your schedule allows.”
CARE CREW – HOME IMPROVEMENT
Volunteers may lead or assist with projects such as painting, gardening, and organizing.
“The adults currently served by our residential living program have big backyards where they enjoy gardening, relaxing, and enjoying a game of catch. With our 17 group homes, there are plenty of projects for volunteers to transform the client’s yard into a garden oasis!”
Adults are typically present to assist volunteers with home improvement projects.
VITA LIVING, INC.
Houston, Texas 77063
Houston, Texas 77063
The Vita Living offices are in Suite 150. Vita Living owns and operates 18 group homes for 70 residents in Houston’s Spring Branch and Sharpstown neighborhoods.
What is Vita-Living? Video (2018) (3 minutes 54 seconds):
Vita-Living, Inc. Video (2016) (9 minutes 3 seconds):
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Baileigh built two picnic tables and four benches, which were installed at two separate homes. (2017)
Eagle: Will O. (Troop 642) planned and provided leadership for the construction of a permanent patio cover, allowing residents to enjoy the patio and being outdoors during sunny and rainy days. (2016)
Eagle: Caleb T. (Troop 642) installed a rock garden where grass would not grow, planted flowers and shrubs, removed an old patio, installed a new American Disabilities Act-compliant patio, replaced a section of fence that was falling down, and reconditioned a mailbox. (2016)