About Promise In Brevard
Promise in Brevard is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to improving the lives of young adults with special needs. Promise was created after co-founders, Betsy and Luke Farmer, had a vision for a housing campus for young adults with special needs. After a long – and sometimes challenging – journey, the Promise campus is becoming a reality with construction already underway.
Because every person is unique, Promise will have varying levels of support based on individual needs. With a sense of independence long yearned for, Promise residents will have an all-inclusive, safe and fun place to live, among neighbors who care. Promise will also feature vocational training and employment opportunities with on-site training and continuing education.
While it will provide housing for individuals with varying abilities, the Promise concept features so much more than just a place to live. The Promise vision includes 10 "social enterprises" that will provide employment opportunities for Promise residents. The first social enterprise, Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe, was established in October 2013 and currently employs 10 young adults with special needs. The nine additional social enterprises include the Promise Café & Bakery (groundbreaking on September 10, 2016); a Hydroponic Garden & Plant Nursery; a Farmers Market; Doggie Day Care & Dog Park; Art Center and Patio Area; Disability-Friendly Hair & Nail Salon; Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance; and a Disability-Friendly Bed & Breakfast.
The idea is to have all Promise residents working either out in the community or at one of these 10 social enterprises. The ability to earn a paycheck and become contributing members of society is a feeling and an achievement that cannot be overstated. We have been blessed with amazing community support over the years and look forward to this unique and beneficial concept becoming a reality with your support! "We Promise" to make these dreams come true.