Tierra Village is a Leavenworth, Washington-based Non-Profit connecting Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Nature and Community. We are a part of Tierra Learning Center. We specialize in Residential, Educational, Recreational and Employment Services.
The Entities that comprise Tierra Village are:
~Coyote House Adult Family Home~
~TRAILS Day Program~
~Tierra Employment Services~
Our mission is to provide people with Intellectual Disabilities, homes in a beautiful natural setting, & service in a collaborative, integrated, diverse community.
Board of Directors
Gracie Close, Emeritus
Peter Fraley, President
Wendy Ptolmey, Secretary
Tierra Village Mission, Vision and Values
Our vision is of a society in which people of all abilities live as equal citizens with full respect for their human rights, freedom & dignity. Everyone has the same choices & opportunities to live a purposeful & valued community life with the needed supports to do so.
Our mission is to provide homes and services for people with developmental disabilities in a collaborative, integrated and diverse community located in a beautiful natural setting.
Our values include self-determination, meaningful work opportunities, a celebration of diversity, the experience of lifelong learning and compassionate service.
Coyote House Mission:
To provide a flourishing person-centered,
financially sustainable home nested in a vibrant learning community.
Empower individuals to be leaders of their own lives through
vocational training, the arts, adventure education, and community connection.
Tierra Employment Services Mission:
To hold participants to their highest potential through meaningful employment.
Tierra Village's Version of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
All persons have equal dignity. Dignity does not depend upon physical, intellectual or other characteristics. Neither does it depend upon the opinions that other people have about these characteristics.
All persons have inherent and equal worth. Our value as persons is neither earned nor accumulated. It is unrelated to health status or any genetic or other personal characteristic.
All persons have inherent capacity for growth and expression. Every person has the right to be nourished physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
All persons are entitled to equal access and opportunity. Equality demands protection from all forms of discrimination or harm, and access to the supports necessary to enable equal participation.
Tierra Village's Ten Principles
1. A person-centered organization commits to co-creating a community where each person’s life is as rich and wide as they want it to be.
2. A person-centered learning community creates an environment that helps address feelings of loneliness, helplessness and boredom frequently experienced by people living with disabilities and/or living in isolation.
3. The opportunity to contribute meaningfully, and give as well as to receive care fosters dignity, worth and respect.
4. A lifelong learning community allows daily life to include variety and spontaneity within a safe collaboratively built context.
5. Meaningful activity is essential to human health and well-being, and is fostered through person-centered opportunities for paid and volunteer work, recreation, social participation and creative arts.
6. Person-centered support responds to the individual’s preferences, privacy, culture, beliefs and personal growth.
7. A person-centered community honors its residents and care partners through its commitment to collaborative decision-making with clear roles and processes.
8. Collaborative and democratic decision-making includes evolving systems, programs and policies responsive to changing needs of the community, and empowered residents, and their advocates, in exercising their personal, legal and human rights.
9. Co-creating a nurturing community is an ongoing process dependent on open and non-judgmental communication, with support to learn and use these communication skills.
10. Wise collaborative leadership, shared goals and a commitment to stewardship of self, others and home are the building blocks of an evolving resident-centered community.