I would have ultimate faith in your staff & their training, if I had a loved one that needed services.
Behavior Specialist from local RMHA


 “It is obvious through their dedication and enthusiasm that employees at all levels throughout the organization are dedicated to the quality of life of persons served.” (See full Carf Survey Report for more)
CARF Surveyor


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Welcome to the Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (L.A.D.D., Inc.) website!  

L.A.D.D., Inc. is a Michigan Non-Profit, Tax Exempt, Human Service, Federal 501 C3 Corporation. Since 1978, L.A.D.D., Inc. has provided services and supports for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. 

At L.A.D.D., Inc. our Mission, Vision and Values are the foundation and culture of our organization. They are the philosophy and ethics that guide us in our delivery of services and in all of our interactions with the people we serve, their families/legal representatives, our co-workers/employees, regulatory agencies, and the community as a whole; everyone is our customer. 

Each and every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect; communication is vital to this process. What we say and how we say it, including our tone of voice and body language, demonstrates dignity and respect. We truly believe that all people are equally important and have different strengths that must be appreciated. We work together as a team and appreciate the strengths that each of us brings to the team. Our strengths and differences are what make each and every one of us unique and interesting as well as helps us each to expand our ideas. These qualities have allowed us to continue to grow as an organization while still providing quality services. 

L.A.D.D., Inc. provides person-centered, individualized supports to people living in the community. The individual's skills, strengths, and abilities help to build a plan of achieving their goals and building supports to help them be as independent as possible and a contributing citizen in their community.  Our goal at L.A.D.D., Inc. is to assist individuals in maintaining and expanding independence and to fully participate and contribute to everything their community has to offer.  Services are currently provided in Berrien, Cass, Calhoun, Oakland, and Van Buren Counties.

L.A.D.D., Inc. is accredited by CARF, The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.  CARF is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit accrediting body. CARF promotes quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.  L.A.D.D., Inc. has been CARF Accredited since 1998. 

L.A.D.D., Inc. is accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized not for profit accrediting body that promotes quality, value and optimal outcomes of support services through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. Due to the variety of options that exist for services, finding one that has an accreditation often makes the choice of services a bit easier.

L.A.D.D., Inc. has been CARF accredited since 1998 and has received a Three-Year Accreditation at each survey.

In order for an organization to receive a Three-Year Accreditation the organization shows that it satisfies each of the CARF Accreditation Conditions and demonstrates substantial conformance to the standards. It is designed and operated to benefit the persons served. Its current method of operation appears likely to be maintained and/or improved in the foreseeable future. The organization demonstrates ongoing quality improvement and continuous conformance from any previous period of CARF accreditation.

To see our most recent Carf Survey Report click here.
To see the condensed version of our most recent Carf Survey Report click here.

To learn more about CARF and the standards they uphold, follow this link

LADD Make’s The Difference in our local communities by Giving Back!!

LADD is always happy to support the Dowagiac Chieftain Athletics!

LADD supported the Cassopolis School to Work program!

LADD also gave back to the community by supporting
the "Old Timers" Golf Outing! 

LADD was proud to be a 4H 2016 Ride-A-Thon Sponsor!

LADD was also a proud sponsor of the 2016 Child and Family Services Festival
of lights!

What an awesome event! LADD sponsored an ice sculpture at the 2016 Dowagiac
Ice Time Festival!

LADD was also a donor at the 2017 4H Leaders Association Auction!

Support us by making a donation!

L.A.D.D., Inc. provides much needed help for vulnerable people who need additional support to live in their community and access exciting new experiences.  Your contribution makes our communities a stronger more inclusive and positive place to live and celebrate life in.  Your generous donations help us to enrich the lives of the people we serve in many ways, such as: 

•Assist with rent and/or security deposits for affordable, safe, good quality housing.

•Assist with needed repairs to the person’s home in order to maintain a safe living environment. 

•Assistance with maintaining utilities.

•Assistance with purchasing items necessary for the safe operation of the person’s home.

•Assistance with purchasing clothes and other seasonal items for the person such as winter boots and coats.

•Funding to attend special events like concerts, plays, musicals and holiday parties.

•Funding to attend zoos, museums, charter buses to go for city tour or visits to places like Navy Pier in Chicago.

•Funding for specialized training for families and people with disabilities that teach about health, nutrition and safety.    

Your donation may qualify as tax deductible.  Please donate today and be a part of “Making the Difference” in someone’s life.  

To make a donation please click here: 


About us

West Office

300 Whitney Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Tel: 269 782 0654
Fax: 269 782 3828

East Office

Tel: 248 625 3870
Fax: 248 620 0180

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