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Celebrating 65 Years of Compassion: Peppermint Ridge's Legacy

Updated: Jan 11

A Journey of Compassion and Empowerment

Sixty-five years ago, in 1959, Bob and Mary Jeffery embarked on a remarkable journey that would lay the foundation for Peppermint Ridge. Their vision was simple yet profound: to create a loving and supportive home for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Little did they know that their humble beginnings in Norco, CA, would evolve into a beacon of compassion, empowerment, and community integration.

From a Home to a Haven: Our Evolution

What started as a single home in Norco, housing six boys with multiple disabilities, has grown into a thriving community. Peppermint Ridge has flourished over the years, moving to our current campus with five homes and extending our reach to six off-site homes. Each step of our journey has been guided by a commitment to providing a secure, forever home for our residents.

Quality of Life Beyond Care

At the heart of Peppermint Ridge is a dedication to enhancing the quality of life for every individual we serve. Our focus extends far beyond basic care. We believe in empowering our residents to live their best lives, fostering independence, and providing a nurturing environment where they can flourish.

Community Integration: Bridging Gaps, Building Connections

Peppermint Ridge stands as a testament to the power of community integration. Our residents are not just a part of our community; they actively contribute to the broader society. From participating in local activities to fostering meaningful connections, our commitment to active citizenship has become a hallmark of the Peppermint Ridge experience.

A Lifelong Commitment: Forever Homes

As we celebrate 65 years of service, we take pride in offering more than just a residence. Peppermint Ridge is a lifelong commitment, a forever home where bonds are formed, friendships are cherished, and individuals are supported throughout their journey.

Empowering Through Choice: Looking to the Future

Guided by the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule, we are excited about the future. This milestone allows us to continue empowering our residents to make choices about their homes, activities, and engagement, ensuring they lead fulfilling lives on their terms.

Join the Celebration: A Call to Our Community

As we reflect on our 65-year legacy, we invite our community, supporters, and friends to join the celebration. Share your Peppermint Ridge stories, attend our events, and connect with us on social media. Together, let's amplify the impact of 65 years of compassion, care, and community.

Thank You for Being a Part of Our Journey

To every individual who has contributed to our story, from the Jeffery family to our dedicated staff, generous supporters, and, most importantly, our incredible residents, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Here's to 65 years of making a difference, and to many more years of compassion, empowerment, and community at Peppermint Ridge! 🌟

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