42 Years of Compassionate Care.
North-Oakland Residential Services (NORS) is a Michigan non-profit corporation with over forty years of dedicated service to developmentally disabled adults.
NORS operates 13 residential programs all located in a geographic corridor encompassing Oakland County. Currently 100 individuals are supported, nurtured, and loved in their own homes receiving the highest quality of care.
Since 1980, we have utilized our knowledge, patience and expertise to lead those in our care to lives of enrichment and fulfillment. We build strong relationships with each specific individual in our care to maximize their personal potential and provide fruitful community engagement. Through the philosophy and practice of person-centered planning, we create autonomy through the pursuit of individualized goals using personalized tactics, incentives and step-by-step plans.
The purpose of North-Oakland Residential Services is to provide supports to developmentally-disabled adults in residential programs. It is the desire of this organization to provide the consumers with a maximum number of opportunities to exercise personal choice; to experience self-growth; to develop the capacity for meeting the normal challenges and risks of daily living and, to the extent that their individual potential and abilities allow, develop self-reliance.
Furthermore, it is our purpose to advocate for the rights of the consumers as citizens in their community, to provide a model for the community as to the role that every individual can fulfill as a citizen, and also to serve as a role model to assure that every individuals needs are met in a dignified and humane manner.
Our homes center integration, not exclusion.
The experiences and environments of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be full of meaning and purpose, and at NORS we center community engagement by creating enriching experiences to be shared between those in our care. We prioritize the preservation and growth of a thriving communal life in our homes. We believe that by embracing the spirit of togetherness and group engagement, those in our care are enriched by meaningful friendships and common experience.
We encourage self-exploration and activities that help those in our care build skills and push forward towards their personal goals. And we have plenty of fun while we're at it!