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the ABHM Family of Communities

Harlan, IA

Dear Friend of ABHM, As we celebrate this holiday season and reflect on the past year we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy each day. More importantly, it is a time to share our blessings with family, friends, and those less fortunate. That was the mission when ABHM was founded in 1930, and today we are reaffirming and Denver, CO

renewing that mission as never before. A core strategy in our strategic plan has been to “position ABHM programs and services as community assets,� and in 2010 we began an ambitious repositioning of ABHM with comprehensive campus and program re-development initiatives to increase the number of people we serve and enhance their quality of life. When all of the projects currently underway are completed in 2017 we will increase the number of people served by 14%, from 1,274 to 1,455, and by

Omaha, NE

2020 we will see a further increase to 1,518 (19%). More importantly we continue to exceed industry benchmarks for customer satisfaction for our independent living, assisted living, memory care and developmentally disabled residents and their families, and we are on-track to do the same for our skilled nursing communities as we near completion of those remodeling projects. Those are some of the metrics we use to measure mission effectiveness, but throughout 2015 we have described the many ways that ABHM enriches the lives of the people we serve and the people we employ. That is the real measure of mission effectiveness, and I encourage you to visit our website at www.abhomes.net to learn even more about our ministry.

Wheat Ridge, CO


Our founders defined that ministry as charitable, educational and religious for the physical and spiritual care of those persons who experience difficulty in adequately providing for their own well-being, which embodies our core values of Christian foundation and respect and dignity. That spirit of compassionate care is most evident in our short-term rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care programs, and in our group homes, where we serve those experiencing difficulty by helping them to regain and maintain well-being regardless of their physical, intellectual or spiritual

Albert Lea, MN

circumstances. For 85 years our ministry has grown and evolved by addressing the changing needs of the greater communities we serve, as reflected in our re-stated mission to create healthy Christian communities that empower older adults and people with disabilities. We empower people by providing choices for housing, services and technology with a holistic approach to wellness that enriches body mind and spirit. ABHM communities offer a full continuum of housing and service options for those who experience

Sioux Falls, SD

difficulty adequately providing for their own well being, as well as for those who by the grace of God have not experienced those difficulties. That is the essence of our healthy Christian communities. ABHM could not sustain that ministry without the support of our many friends, and we thank you for your continued support. You can help to sustain and transform that ministry by mailing your donation using the enclosed envelope or with an on-line donation at www.abhomes.net/foundation or your local ABHM community website. Together we will continue creating healthy Christian communities that empower people.

Muskego, WI

I wish you all the blessings of this holiday season and a peaceful New Year. Sincerely,

Dave Zwickey ABHM President and CEO

Serving the Developmentally Disabled

Iowa and Minnesota


ABHM Year-End Letter 2015