Horizons has been caring for individuals with intellectual disabilities since 1973. But the Horizons story of caring began in the early 1900s with the Memorial Industrial School, an orphanage and school for black children. When the school closed, members of the Junior League of Winston-Salem determined to turn the location into the facility that it is today.

The Atrium opened in 1989 and is home to 30 residents and also houses a licensed school. In 1992, the Arches facility opened to care for 10 adults with disabilities.

While Horizons’ mission hasn’t changed since its founding, the needs of its residents continue to grow, requiring greater attention and care.

Horizons has a very special mission: to provide residential services to 40 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and extensive medical support needs. A dedicated staff works tirelessly in the daily fulfillment of that mission.

Horizons is home to 40 individuals – people who are our neighbors, your family, your friends.

The cottages, school and superintendent’s house used when the facility was an orphanage, though closed, still stand today as a lasting and time-tested memorial to Horizons’ long legacy of caring.

Founders

Our Mission

Horizons Residential Care Center is a non-profit organization which provides, with the utmost dignity and respect, compassionate care and quality services appropriate to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Our Daily Life

Anchored by a caring, dedicated staff, Horizons provides compassionate care through programs and services intentionally designed with each person in mind.

The individuals who live and thrive at Horizons go to water experiences at the YMCA, they enjoy being on the ice at the Thunderbirds hockey team facility and they meet their friends and neighbors at venues all around the community. Music and art therapists join our staff team for sessions that promote motor skills and socialization.

Our school-age children attend a licensed school during the day and take field trips to enhance their classroom activities.

During the summer months, Horizons offers an inclusive Very Special Summer Camp experience for families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The camp is open to siblings and also to any children and families looking for diverse and inclusive summer experiences.

Key Personnel

  • Richard Anderson, CEO
  • Robin Ervin, Development Director
  • Robert Gordie, Human Resources Director
  • Mattew James, Operations Director
  • Jane Price, Atrium Facility Administrator
  • Karen Taylor, Arches Facility Administrator

Compliance

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@nullusda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.