We support individuals
KFI supports individuals and not groups. We begin by asking people what they want and need. Supports are designed to meet the individuals' requirements; the individuals do not need to fit into a group.
To lead regular lives
Our supports are to assist people to live in the same places as anyone else, in ways that fit their life style, which includes respecting people's desire to live by themselves; to have jobs in typical businesses at minimum wage or higher; to access services, recreation and community resources which are available to all citizens.
In their communities
KFI recognizes the importance of community, particularly in rural sections of Maine and so brings supports to the persons receiving services. Our supports must help people become included into the fabric of the community, to be viewed as contributors and valuable members of it.
The same, not different
People with disabilities have the same needs as any citizen and those needs must be addressed in regular, inclusive ways.