What sets Group Effort Apart?

We Listen and Learn.

You may have seen the term “person-centered” on our site or on other sites in our industry, but what does that really mean for you and your family? For everyone at Group Effort, person-centered care is really a guiding principle for everything we do. We understand that caring for intellectually disabled or aging loved ones can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming and we put our focus on creating the best possible outcome for each person.

You know as well as we do there is really no one-size fits all approach to helping individuals with issues related to aging or disability. Some may be able to work and truly have a desire to grow and stretch themselves. Others may require intensive full-time care. And, still others may only need help now and then with a certain set of tasks.

Whatever the needs of the individual are, our goal is simple — to help each of our clients live their best life. That life will look different for each person. That’s why Group Effort places great importance on listening and learning what each of our clients value. We also take the time to learn from the people who know our clients best — their family. We’ll ask questions about likes and dislikes, daily routines, problems that have come up and how those issues have been handled. Give us all the details! We promise we can handle it.

Once we’ve spent time with our client and their family, we’ll get to work developing a plan with recommendations on how to achieve the goals of everyone involved. And, that is the true meaning of person-centered care.

Better Together.

Our Mission

At Group Effort, we believe every person should have an opportunity to live a meaningful and full life regardless of their physical or intellectual limitations. Our mission is to create an environment for our clients that allows them to see the world as welcoming and full of possibilities and opportunities. Our reward is seeing smiles and pride on our clients’ faces when they achieve a goal they never thought possible.

Our mission is also reflected in our slogan: Group Effort — Better Together. Every service and program we have developed is focused on joining our team and our clients to allow them to create their best life. We want our clients to dream their biggest dreams, work toward their highest goals and above all believe in their ability to attain them. At Group Effort, our focus is and will always be working side by side with our clients because we are BETTER TOGETHER.

Our Values


We believe that every individual has the right to be respected and treated with dignity. We treat our clients like we would want our own family to be treated because that’s what they are — OUR FAMILY.


We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment that allows both employees and clients complete freedom of expression.


We encourage and support innovative solutions that can positively affect the well-being of our staff and program participants.


Our clients have put their loved ones lives in our hands and we do not take that lightly. We adhere to a strict code of honesty between our staff and those entrusted to our care.


We welcome the unique viewpoints of diverse races, cultures and religions regardless of individual sexual orientation, education level or economic status.


We want to enrich the lives of each person in our care by addressing each individual’s needs, providing opportunities for growth and development, evaluating results, making adjustments when needed, and responding to new challenges as they arise.

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.