The Best Buddies Living program represents one of our organization’s four key mission pillars, Inclusive Living. This program fosters an integrated experience for people with and without IDD to become active, contributing citizens who live independently in a dynamic environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive.
The Best Buddies Living program encourages people with and without IDD to live together in a vibrant community that is focused on supporting all residents in accomplishing their life goals and dreams.
Best Buddies is elevating our mission to meet the significant need for inclusion by establishing a residential living experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their peers.
The Best Buddies Living program supports inclusion by:
- Developing programs that foster an opportunity for residents to experience living with friends and colleagues. Programs include weekly shared meals, fitness classes, cultural events, holiday parties, social activities, and sports
- Providing a dynamic and enriching environment that encourages independent living, life-changing relationships, and professional growth opportunities
- Matching people with and without IDD in a residential experience providing a supportive environment that encourages full-time or part-time employment
The residence is located in Westwood, California only minutes away from the UCLA campus. It is a 5 bedroom/5 bathroom residence with 3 large communal areas, state of the art entertainment system, built-in barbeque, laundry area, 2-car garage, pool, and gorgeous back yard. Each room is full-furnished with its own bed, desk, nightstand, and TV. Located within minutes of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores in Westwood. Each resident will have their own room with a closet and bathroom.