It’s Sunshine’s original home. It’s where Roy and Georgette Engler raised their five children at a time when the rest of the world would have institutionalized these children because of their developmental disabilities.
It’s where those five children grew up, made friends and went to school even as a community sprang from farm fields, coaxed to reality by the Englers’ passion to provide a clean and safe home and loving, nurturing care for these children.
More than 65 years later, 79 children and adults continue to live, work, learn and play at this 25-acre campus that backs up to Swan Creek and features a barn, gardens and a greenhouse. And a daily stream of Sunshine vans transports residents and visitors between the campus and schools, stores, parks, malls, doctors’ offices and friends’ homes.
Here, Sunshine provides 24-hour nursing, therapy services and assistance from experienced, highly trained direct support professionals.
With the original house still on site and the original Children’s Home as our entryway, the campus remains the headquarters for Sunshine, which now supports more than 400 men, women and children living elsewhere in Lucas and Fulton counties.
To find out more, call 419-865-0251.