The Road Home Living Unlimited Newsletter

Fall 2020

Please Support Living Unlimited
on Giving Tuesday, 12/1/2020

Living Unlimited is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to help families create a stable, secure and permanent home for their intellectually and/or developmentally disabled adult children.

You can help sustain the Living Unlimited Mission with your gift today! 
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Living Unlimited has received a funding match of $2500. from our generous supporters. Living Unlimited is working to increase the funding match for Giving Tuesday. Please check our website and Facebook page regularly for updates. 

Your donation will go a long, long way to help achieve Living Unlimited's goals. 

Note: the above rainbow photo was taken at Clearwater Ranch
by Enhancement Coordinator, Jeane McGillis. 
With Sadness...

Besides living through a pandemic, one of the great leaders of our special needs community, Feda Almaliti, was tragically lost. We are so saddened by the sudden and horrific loss of Feda and her son Muhammed. Feda was a force of nature and a leader beyond compare. The hard work and advocacy she did for the special needs community was tremendous and deserves great accolades. To learn more about Feda and the tremendous work she performed, please visit the organization she helped found - the National Council on Severe Autism

Feda and her dear Mu will so be missed...
We are continuing to expand our
Advisory Council
to the Living Unlimited Board of Directors

Please Join Us in Welcoming Karen Kaplan...

Karen Kaplan has spent the past 30 plus years developing and directing schools for the student with autism.

She founded the Kaplan Foundation and directed its residential and educational program for nearly 20 years, in the Sacramento area.

She has graciously offered to provide transition advice for our families. Her first installment can be found HERE.
Camp Krem:  Tragic loss.  Determined rebuild.
It is with sadness, we report the tragic loss of Camp Krem to the recent wildfires that swept our state. For many of our children, Camp Krem has been a home away from home and the highlight of their year – and for many of us, it has offered much needed respite from the challenges of caregiving. Established in 1957, Camp Krem has provided over 200,000 days and nights of respite to thousands of families (an estimated 37,000 enrolments in the last 63 years). Now most of the beautiful facilities are ash and rubble.
It is ironic good fortune that summer camp had been canceled due to the pandemic. As a result, evacuation involved only three live-in staff and a very plump pig. If this had been a normal summer, evacuation would have been difficult, especially for families on vacation and for the dozens of international staff who would have found themselves homeless. 
Happily, the board and staff of Camp Krem are committed to rebuilding as soon as possible. The lovely swimming pool and related structures somehow survived, as did most of their vehicles, their playground and some of lower camp. 
Cleanup is underway, damaged road repaired, electric and water being restored and a rebuilding plan in development.  As soon as the current lockdown allows, Camp Krem will resume its many wonderful programs. 
The large rebuilding effort can use support:
  • Please click here to Donate
  • Volunteers of all kinds, from professionals, contractors and journeymen to unskilled but cheerful workers. 
Like a phoenix, we expect Camp Krem to rise from the ashes, stronger and more beautiful than before.  Good luck to all!
Clearwater Ranch Update

The fourth of July was celebrated in grand form at Clearwater Ranch. The first house which we call the "Green House" (it's green) is fully subscribed with young men. The next house which the young ladies who will live there have deemed as the "Pink House" and its surrounding environs are being readied now.

There are bi-monthly Zoom presentations that can help answer questions and give you a chance to hear from the families involved. Please visit to learn more.
Other Living Unlimited Projects

Despite the pandemic, we are making progress on Living Unlimited projects. Our Clustered Home Concept of Mustang Court in Petaluma is slowly but surely being readied for special residents. In addition to Petaluma, we also have other projects in mind. One in Moraga and even one in San Francisco. If interested, please join us for one of our upcoming Living Unlimited informational Zoom meetings. Our next Zoom meeting will be Saturday, November 21 at 12 noon and the meeting after that will be Saturday, December 5 at 12 noon. If interested, please press HERE to send us an email informing us which meeting you would like to attend. Also, please fill out our questionnaire HERE so we can know your housing interest.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a request for information. To learn more, please visit HERE.
Final Note: We apologize that this newsletter has not been as consistent as we would have liked. This, hopefully, will be changing as we have a new newsletter master coming on board. Her name is Cara and you can reach her at Please drop Cara a line if you have anything you would like to share with the Living Unlimited community.