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Turner House, located in Broadway, Virginia, was Pleasant View's first group home.


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Our History

Pleasant View, Inc. was founded in 1971 by members of the Virginia Mennonite Conference out of a concern for people within the church and the wider community who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. John R. Mumaw as well as other leaders of the church and community saw that people with disabilities were living with their aging parents. What would happen to these community members with disabilities when their parents were no longer able to care for them? Reaching into the church’s long history of caring for others, these concerned citizens opened the first group home for 6 people, now known as the C. C. Turner House, in March 1971.

From this beginning, Pleasant View has grown into an organization which serves individuals who have disabilities in a variety of residential settings and day support services throughout the city of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Residential services provide a range from structured intermediate care level for people with severe and profound disabilities to more independent apartment and other community-based living needs. Residential options include slightly larger congregate living arrangements such as Harrison and Lee High Residences, small community based homes for 4 to 6 people, and several 2-bedroom apartments. Pleasant View also provides Group Day Support services, Supported Employment services, and Community Engagement services. Spiritual supports and ministry opportunities that encourage meaningful interactions between those we serve and the wider community are also important to Pleasant View's mission.


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