The Village at A New Leaf

A New Leaf is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with vocational and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices. A New Leaf was established in 1979 to provide horticultural-related job training to adults with developmental disabilities. A New Leaf began with one greenhouse, one staff and served two individuals. By 1980 A New Leaf, grew to serve 13 individuals. In 1986, A New Leaf built its first 12,000 square foot greenhouse and vocational training facility. Then in September 2013, acquired Homelife Association. Through the acquisition, A New Leaf began operating two group homes and providing 24-hour assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities living independently. Today, A New Leaf is honored to serve 325 individuals with developmental disabilities and autism through employment in six greenhouses, three retail centers, community job sites, students in the classroom, and individuals in residences.

Wallace provided civil engineering services for The Village – an ‘agrihood’ community built around a farm. Phase I includes safe and affordable housing for 62 clients, one community home, five single family homes, a six-unit apartment building, a transition academy, dining hall, administration building, the Hilti Horticulture Training Center and a two-acre farm.

photos: ©Jon Petersen Photography


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