Abesi Manyando
3 min readOct 7, 2021

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Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Struggle to Find Adequate Living Facilities: Former NFL Star, Kurt Warner is Changing this with Treasure House

Treasure House CEO, Lauri Tanner explains why young adults with disabilities need more support.

The transition to adulthood is a critical period for families who have young adults with an intellectual or developmental disability. In many instances there are no residential resources that allow them to soar and thrive after reaching technical adulthood. So what happens next? Where do they go? How can they live a fully rich life without their needs being met or considered? These questions have been explored for years but solutions remain few and far between.

Former NFL star and Superbowl champion, Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda are changing this reality. They were inspired by their son, Zachary who suffered traumatic brain injury at only three months old after accidentally slipping through his birth father’s hands. Despite his disabilties, Zachary managed to wow Kurt with his accomplishments and spirit. When he got older the Warners struggled to find the perfect place for Zack and realized that they were one of many families experiencing this. They believed that Zack was unable to receive the kind of care that would allow him to live a more fulfilling and independent life. After years of research they created Treasure House in Phoenix Arizona.

Through Treasure House, the Warners are helping to eradicate the barriers that young adults with disabilities face. Treasure House is directly impacting the quality of life for individuals and families by offering an innovative faith- based living environment that helps strengthen the community. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to providing a superior living experience for residents in an accessible manner.

Treasure House CEO, Lauri Tanner says that “the lack of residential facilities for young adults with developmental disabilities is a national problem all over the country. There are not a lot of great options that parents have for their children once they…

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