The biggest fear that parents of children with special needs have is “What will happen to my child when I am no longer able to care for him or her?” For so many, Promise in Brevard is a dream come true.
Established in 2009, Promise, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was designed to provide affordable, independent housing for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities utilizing public and private partnerships to develop a model community.
Located in West Melbourne, Florida, the Promise in Brevard affordable housing community, founded in 2014, is enhanced by Promise’s Resident Community Program, which incorporates a variety of programs and services that seek to provide a fulfilling life for each of its residents.
Our Resident Community Program offers vocational training and employment opportunities; transportation services; independent living courses; health, fitness and nutrition classes; and more. Participating residents have more than 60 activities per week to choose from.
One of the main facets that sets Promise apart from other planned communities is employment. One of our core goals is for all residents who want to be employed to have the opportunity to do so. We are proud to say over half of our residents are employed at 30 different area businesses, including Promise social enterprises.
Currently, Promise is the first of its kind in the state of Florida to combine all of these elements and amenities. We believe it will serve as a model that can be replicated in communities across the country.
Betsy & Luke Farmer
The Promise Concept
Located at 4105 Norfolk Parkway, West Melbourne, on 39 acres, adjacent to the Hammock Landing Shopping Plaza, Promise houses 125 adults with special needs, ranging in age from 19 to 60; although, the average age of our residents is 32. Rent at this affordable housing community is calculated on a sliding scale based on the resident’s total income.
The Promise concept was developed with the help of a special group of young individuals, known as “The Dream Team.” From the amenities to the floor plans, this team of future residents worked closely with our designers since day one, sharing their thoughts and visions about everything the Promise lifestyle should offer.