To envision individuals with special needs embracing both opportunities and challenges in order to enrich their own lives as well as the community in which they live.

Welcome to GIL Foundation, Inc.


“Embracing a Higher Standard of Committment to provide Community Residential Care for Individuals with Special Needs"


Care – Serve – Train – Encourage

GIL "Grounded In Love" Foundation, Incorporated is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing comprehensive supports and services to community residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Connecticut. GIL is an Affiliate member of the NADSP – National Association of Direct Support Professionals, and a long-standing member of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits. The organizationís mission to the community began in 1985 as a seasonal respite program operating in the lower level of the Prospect Town Hall. In 1987 the Company broadened itsí scope and vision to become a full service, twenty-four hour residential care provider, developing itsí first community residence in partnership with the State of CT, Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

GIL embraces the opportunity and responsibility to provide an environment whereby individuals with special needs can live with respect, honor, and dignity, while being exposed to a wide variety of opportunities, choices, and challenges which encourage vibrant personal expression and active participation in community life. We offer a commitment to higher standards of quality community service established through teamwork and the pursuit of excellence, being rooted and grounded in love.

Currently, the organization manages and operates four community residential programs in Prospect and Cheshire, along with Administrative Offices located in Prospect. Operating a nonprofit budget just under three million dollars with a workforce of approximately 70 employees, GIL continues to pursue opportunities for community integration, and partnering relationships with other private and public agencies, for community development, rehabilitation, and various nonprofit consulting projects.


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