About Pleasant View
Our Agency Values
Therefore, we value
Our Operating Principles
- Promote independence while maintaining a sense of community.
- Value all people while promoting teamwork, open communication, and vision.
- Operate with good will, believing that everyone is working for a positive, person-centered outcome for the agency and for each other.
- Creatively lead in the disabilities field.
- Engage in innovation and quality improvement practices. Operate as a quality non-profit agency while maintaining a strong financial base.
- Provide services that honor individuals and their well-being.
Pleasant View, Inc. was founded in 1971 by members of the Virginia Mennonite Conference who wanted to create community living options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
John R. Mumaw as well as other leaders of the church and community saw that many 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.