The continued success of Creative Living requires maintaining high-quality facilities and consistency in programming and support services. With two separate facilities that house our 34 residents, it costs us $336,719/year or $922.51/day to operate the Resident Assistance program.

For fiscal year 2019, the annual budget for the Resident assistance program is $336,719. Each resident pays $200/month (or $6.58/day) as part of their rent towards the cost of this program. With 34 residents, this equates to $6,800 of monthly revenue or $81,600 annually (assuming zero vacancies) that is applied against the programs cost. Creative Living must fund and pay the remaining balance of $255,119.

Contributions make up one-third of our income. Financial and in-kind support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and service organizations are vitally important. With the changing climate in federal funding, such contributions will play an even bigger role in the future.

Creative Living Annual Report 2017 – 2018

Your contributions had a great impact on Creative Living. Our accomplishments include:

– Creative Living provided affordable housing and support to 34 physically disabled individuals. Because of our facility design and program services, our residents were given the invaluable opportunity to live independently in their own apartments. The supportive sense of community we provide helped new residents acquire skills to negotiate the unique challenges facing disabled individuals.

– The Resident Assistance Program is at the heart of our mission. Because of community support we were able to keep the fee to an affordable $200 each month for our residents. Despite increased program costs, we have been able to keep this fee steady since 2006 because of successful fund-raisers and campaigns.

– Creative Living benefits the entire community because we provide awareness and education for disability issues. The nature of our residential community means Creative Living neighbors encourage and share resources in negotiating the unique challenges facing physically disabled. In addition, many of our Resident Assistants are students pursuing medical degrees and our training and experience provided through employment has benefited those individuals.

– If Creative Living did not exist, envision our 34 current residents who most certainly would be living in skilled nursing facilities because of a lack of suitable housing (affordable and accessible), lack of on-site assistance, aging parents unable to care for them, physical problems that family members cannot handle, no family available, isolation, and inability to care for themselves. Skilled nursing facilities have made great strides but still do not provide for the needs of young individuals with severe disabilities pursuing education and employment which fulfills the potential of each individual.

For a copy of Creative Living’s current operating budget or to be put on Creative Living’s mailing list, contact Robert Overs, Executive Director at 614 421-1226 or email

IRS Forms 990     

CL I-990.PDF


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