In May, 1997, Special Friends Foundation, by a miraculous chain of events, was able to purchase its first home. This was possible through the incredible assistance and support of the City of Poway Redevelopment Agency, as well as the mayor and city council. The purchase of the second home was made possible in June 2003. Both homes required extensive work before occupancy. Through the volunteer efforts of family, friends and various organizations, both homes are now fully operational. The Vaughan home (3700 sq ft license #374600641) is on a 1.25 acre lot directly adjacent to 55 acres of dedicated open space. It has a ranch style layout boasting 8 bedrooms, 5 baths and an expansive living area. The Sagewood home (3500 sq ft. license # 374601939) is on a half acre lot in the beautiful Green Valley area of North Poway.
Each resident has an Individual Program Plan (IPP) that is developed and updated annually with the involvement of the house parents, the family home administrator and appropriate case worker. Our program is designed to assist with both the social and skill development of our residents. In addition, we facilitate their employment opportunities, social activities and community involvement.