Noah's Nest is a four home enclave located in the center of Lakeland, Florida. It was built using volunteers and donations from local businesses and service clubs. The homes were built in partnership with the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, the Polk County Builders Association and the construction technology classes in the Polk County Schools.
Noah's Nest is "home" to thirteen individuals with developmental disabilities who live independently. Some of the residents have supports through the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver, some have private-pay services, while others are on the waiting list and have only family supports.
Several of the residents have
successfully entered the "real world" after graduating from one of the
local school district's "College Transition Programs" (an
innovative and highly successful program facilitated by Noah's Ark).
|Students from the Polk County Construction Technology Classes help build the homes at Noah's Nest.||
Lakeland Mayor "Buddy" Fletcher cuts the ribbon at the Noah's Nest
Interior photos of the homes at Noah's Nest. Surprised?
Most people are too.