“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…Truly, I say to you, as you did it for one of the least of these my brothers, you did it for me.”
It was upon these words that Ladder Homes was founded. We believe God lead the vision of Ladder, and it is through His guidance that we serve.
Those with mental illness suffer not only from a devastating disease, but also from stigma against them that is hard to overcome. They are seen as different and often feared by society rather than welcomed.
Ladder advocates strongly for the unique contributions our residents,
and others dealing with mental illness, can make. We recognize
their worth as children of God, embracing their differences
and celebrating their amazing talents.
Through our outreach, we foster understanding and acceptance within our communities, building relationships and encouraging involvement. We provide a voice for our residents' stories and testimonies.
It is by sharing God's love that they flourish.
- Ladder does not screen potential residents in terms of their faith.
- Ladder does not mandate participation in faith-based activities.
- Ladder encourages residents in their spiritual journey, recognizing
the importance this has in managing their illness.
-Ladder Board and staff members rely on their faith in God while
making decisions regarding residents and the program.