Bethesda Cornerstone Village was created to address critical gaps in housing. To foster community. And to give people a place where their values are valued.

The need for homes

  • 6+ million adults in the U.S. have an intellectual or developmental disability
  • More than 500,000 young people with autism are expected to enter adulthood in the next decade
  • 75% of these individuals live with a parent or aging caregiver with no plan for the future when the parents are gone
  • Many adults with disabilities live solely on SSI benefits, which are low enough to price them out of every rental housing market in the country
  • There are more than 100 million adults in the U.S. age 55 and older; as the Baby Boomer generation ages, that number will increase exponentially
  • While nearly three-quarters of senior Americans want to live in their homes as they age, less than 1% of housing stock is properly equipped to accommodate them

The need for community

  • More than 40% of American adults suffer from loneliness, a condition that’s as dangerous to physical health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and more
  • Nearly one in three young adults had no community participation within the last 12 months
  • 8 in 10 people with disabilities say their faith is important to them, but only 1 in 10 faith communities offers any kind of congregation-wide disability awareness program to welcome people with disabilities