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We are a welcoming homestead on a working agritourism farm. A Spiritual, nonprofit, organization comprised of a Board of Directors, Board of Advisory, Parent Advocates, Caregiver Council, a team of Volunteers, College Interns, Family involvement and members of the community; all of whom have our members best interests at heart.
A place to continue their learning and growing; being the bridge to the gap between high school and the work place. A person centered approach with your loved ones in mind.
TSL Homes would be by themselves or clusters of 2-5 houses and apartment style living that are located just southeast Charlotte, NC at this time. Through the admissions process, we will assist Members and families in choosing the best home for our Members in their desired area of choice as available.
Excellence and Professionalism
This ministry was founded as a direct result and inspiration of their son having Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) and other mental health diagnoses. The organization was founded in 2008 and became a 501C(3) in 2009.
It is TSL's goal to members that they experience positive outcomes while being emotionally supported. “It is the result of preparation, dedication, hard work and learning from experiences.” The Sheperd’s Lodge way is ambitious. This is your time, and it is time to make clear the power of impact of this TSL model. Yes, it will take a village and may be a challenge, but we know that we can do this because of the strong professional relationships, community partners and the bond we have formed. The family like care and services we provide are needed and welcomed.
To grow into a dynamic farming, gardening, and handcrafting an intentional community that includes adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which incudes Autism. Providing safe, nurturing, homes and a therapeutic day facility that will enhance the lives of our member participants. Offering personal care, pre-vocational training, job coaching, employment supports, mentoring, creative arts, adaptive sports, educational and supportive workshops. Nutrition and wellness guides designed to support and inspire each individual according to their abilities. Our training specialists assist our members to build and refine their skills in the areas of Academic, Tactile, Sensory, Pre-Vocational, Creative, Recreational, Social, and Spiritual. People with diverse backgrounds, skills and personal goals join our intentional community to offer their service and talent that has a lifetime reward, volunteering their time and energy. Who serve in various capacities to support each other and build a strong and ethical community. They live, work, learn and grow with us.