Create-Ables

Inclusive Community for Creativity

Create-Ables

In an effort to further empower and enrich our individuals, the Create-ables program was developed and incorporated into our organization and service offerings.

In an effort to further empower and enrich our individuals, the Create-ables program was developed and incorporated into our organization and service offerings. Through Create-ables, we are working toward building an “Inclusive Community for Creativity” for our individuals — allowing them to enjoy teamwork with one another, as well as working alongside people without disabilities in order to promote inclusion and develop useful life and vocational skills.

The projects created through our Create-ables program can be found at local art events, craft shows and pop-up shops throughout the area. Create-ables also partners with Farm to Market Home, a home decor store located in Bellevue NE. Farm to Market Home gives our individuals the space to showcase and independently tell their personal story while selling their pieces, which is a wonderful way to foster a sense of accomplishment and autonomy.

Create-ables
Since its inception, Hands of Heartland has been emphasizing the importance of creative interaction between our individuals and the community. Our Create-ables Do-Space supports our mission of inclusion by empowering our individuals as creative individuals. The Do-Space is open to the public, and allows people to create and re-design pieces with the help of our individuals. This revolutionary concept has come together as a creative arts space, led by our talented individuals.
Work Bench
One way that we enrich our Create-ables program is through our fully-operational wood shop here at Hands of Heartland. Our wood shop is a safe, inclusive place that provides support and assistance for our individuals as they develop the creative pieces ordered by the public.
Enclaves
Our enclave program is a wonderful opportunity for our individuals to work within larger companies, practice vocational skills, and earn money for hard work. A stepping stone to community employment, the enclave program allows our individuals to work alongside people who are non-disabled, and prepares them for the workforce.
Farm to Market Home
In addition to the creations crafted by our individuals, you can find other carefully curated seasonal and every day decor items to compliment your home. We encourage you to stop in and browse the fruits of our unstoppably creative individuals’ labors — we know you’ll find something you love!

Providing Meaningful Service to Our Individuals

It is our promise to enable individuals with disabilities to experience life, employment, and independence within the community.
We believe that all persons have the right to live, be employed, learn, grow within their surroundings, and interact within the community.
We believe in empowering and enriching the lives of our individuals through skill enhancement, community integration, advocacy, and support.
This service has significant importance to us, as we believe our individuals possess skills and talents that deserve to be shared with the community.