Eagle Valley Children’s Home has changed since it was established in 1946 as the only institutional placement option in Nevada for babies and young children born with disabilities. An old ranch house and a couple of other frame structures on 210 acres northwest of Carson City was renovated again and again to accommodate the needs of the people who lived here until it finally became apparent that it was time to build new Residential and Service Buildings.
In late fall of 2004, we took down the parts of the old structures that could no longer be used and moved into our new buildings. We were able to access city water. We digitalized our record-keeping. Eagle Valley Ranch Road became Medical Parkway. We obtained bigger, safer vehicles. Our old stainless steel tub was replaced with a proper hydrotherapy pool.
Lots of things have changed, including the faces of the people who live with us and the employees who care for them. However, our mission remains the same. We continue to strive to provide the highest quality services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As the years pass, we believe that we have kept up with changes in medical and therapeutic technology to provide our folks with interventions they need to help them develop more independence.
The gauge of our success is the happiness of our people. When people are comfortable, well-nourished, healthy, and appropriately engaged, they usually are happy. If they aren’t happy, we know we have more work to do.
We have seen many incredible changes over the past seventy-five years. We have helped many special people have fun on their journeys. It’s what we do.
Lots of change, lots of fun, lots of happy.