Ken Anderson Alliance is the product of combining in December 2016 two Cincinnati 501(c)(3) nonprofits with virtually identical missions -- Ken Anderson Foundation and Lighthouse Landing.
Ken Anderson Foundation
Ken Anderson Foundation was created in 2014 by Ken and his wife Cristy out of their concerns about the lack of affordable housing, employment and community life options in the greater Cincinnati area for their nephew Drew [Read Drew's Story] and many other adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. In their circle of friends and associates they found many others who shared those concerns and a desire to create solutions to the expanding need.
Around the same time, another group of Cincinnati families with children and young adults with developmental disabilities came together to share their hopes, dreams and fears about their children's future. During the conversation, it was evident there was a common worry: the concern about the lack of available residential choices for adults with disabilities. The literature is sobering; most adults with disabilities live at home until a loved one can no longer care for them, and then, their future is often determined by things out of their control. This sad reality became the springboard for action and the dream to create a safe, comprehensive community (with employment, social/recreational, educational, spiritual and wellness components) was born. They named it "Lighthouse Landing" because they believe everyone needs a beacon of hope and light.
A Common Vision
In Fall 2016, the two groups were introduced to each other and quickly realized their common perspectives and visions, and the value of combining their efforts. Moreover, they shared a common desire to bring together many of the exceptional Cincinnati nonprofits serving adults with disabilities to work together more collaboratively and achieve a cumulative impact on the community greater than the sum of their individual efforts.
Ken Anderson Alliance
In December 2016, Ken Anderson Foundation and Lighthouse Landing combined to become Ken Anderson Alliance. We invite you to get to know us, our vision and our mission. The waitlist in Ohio for Medicaid-funded supports and services in 2017 is more than 40,000 individuals. By the year 2030 the number of adults with developmental disabilities in Ohio could fill a city the size of Cincinnati. We need every committed person and every donation in order to achieve our goals. If you or your organization would like to learn more about how to join our team effort, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.