Our vision is of a community where those with and without disabilities learn to share and enrich each other’s lives through meaningful interactions that cultivate mutual respect and unconditional love.
Our mission is to offer highly compassionate, capable care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may experience a life of abundant possibilities.
Cedar Lake was founded in 1970 by Louisville-area parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cedar Lake Lodge began providing intensive supports in 1974, and added community-based support options, Cedar Lake Residences, in 1989. Cedar Lake is a faith-based organization and is formally affiliated with the Lutheran Church.
Cedar Lake is the largest private provider of residential and community-based services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Kentucky.
Collectively, Cedar Lake operations employ nearly 500 staff members and have an annual operating budget in excess of $30 million, providing supports to more than 250 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We believe in the God-given worth of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and commit to advocate for their full rights.
We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have as much control over their lives as possible and be offered opportunities to express personal choices.
We believe that a well-trained staff, committed to the mission and vision of Cedar Lake, will successfully offer a high level of compassionate, capable care, responsive to the needs of the mind, body, and spirit of the people we serve.
We believe a joint commitment with families/guardians is essential in order to act responsibly in addressing the current and future needs of those we serve.
We believe in offering residential and community services with excellence, to maximize the unique abilities, safety, health, welfare and self-esteem of each person we serve.
We believe our nonprofit, faith-based agency can operate efficiently and effectively through public, community and corporate partnerships.