Who We Are and How We Began

The HELP Foundation (HELP) has been a leading provider of residential services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) since 1965. Beginning with a few dedicated families and one childrens’ home HELP has grown to care for more than 500 individuals each year in 26 locations.  Our mission is to ensure that people with IDD have the homes, environments and opportunities to be valued members of their communities.  In serving this mission HELP provides residential support services in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Summit counties as well as our HELP Summer Program for children with developmental, behavioral and medical disabilities, and the HELP Adult Day Support Program.  All of our programs are dedicated to providing the best quality services to our clients, based on their needs and desires so that they might live the best life they choose.