Promise in Brevard began moving in its first residents to the Promise Main Campus in October 2017, which is a 39-acre property adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza in West Melbourne. An independent living community, Promise houses 126 young adults with special needs, and features such amenities as a zero-entry therapeutic spa and pool, 150-seat dining area, media room, poolside patio, summer kitchen, brick pizza oven, covered basketball court, snack bar and more. The Promise concept also includes 10 planned business-social enterprises, which will be open to the public, where our "Promisers" (Promise residents) will work and thrive. Promise's already completed business-social enterprises include the Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe, located at the corner of 192 and Wickham Road in Melbourne, as well as the Promise Creative Arts Center, Hydroponic Garden and Catering/Culinary Program, which are all located on the Promise Main Campus. Other planned enterprises include the Promise Cafe & Bakery (scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018 at West Melbourne Community Park), Sweet Sue's Disability-Friendly Hair & Nail Salon, a Doggie Daycare & Dog Park, a Disability-Friendly Bed & Breakfast, a full-sized gym to host Special Olympics and Paralympic events and a Therapeutic Riding Arena and Horse Barn.
Promise also plans to develop a 9-acre subdivision on its property, in which additional for-sale units will be built, so that family members can live close to their loved ones who reside at Promise. Promise also plans to offer a first-time home ownership program for individuals with disabilities.
The concept for Promise has been developed with the help of a special group of young individuals which we call The Dream Team. From the amenities to the floor plans, this team of future residents has worked closely with our designers since day one, sharing their thoughts and visions about everything the Promise lifestyle should offer.