It never ceases to amaze Team Lindahl that Blaine is populated with so many compassionate people and we count Melanie Fountaine and Melissa Danielsen among them. In 2010 these two Blaine residents founded Josh’s Place, an organization that provides safe caring homes and services for individuals with disabilities.
The two sisters hit on the idea after losing their own Josh ― their brother ― who had developmental disabilities and passed away in 2009. Melanie and Melissa sum up their mission as one aimed at deepening “the social, psychological, spiritual, recreational, and vocational needs and interests of the people we serve.”
The people they serve are adults, with a variety of conditions, including:
- Down syndrome
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Mental illness
- Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Physical disabilities
The group offers supportive living services, respite care, in-home family support and more. We are proud to salute Josh’s Place as a group that is truly making a difference in Blaine and we hope you’ll visit them on the web at JoshsPlace.org to learn how you can help.