The continued success of Creative Living requires maintaining high quality facilities and consistency in programming and support services. It takes over $939,000 each year to operate our organization.


Creative Living Income Pie Chart

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.

The current breakdown of contributions is illustrated below.

Creative Living Contributions

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 pursing 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 Marilyn Frank, Executive Director at 614 421-1226 or email

IRS Forms 990     Better Business Bureau

CL 1-990.PDF

CL 2-990.PDF

Creative Living does not share their mailing lists or any information about their donors.