Empowering and supporting adults with disabilities to live a life of purpose, inclusion and dignity.
Our vision is to create a just-world where you will find dignified inclusion in our schools, workplaces, government, communities, churches and beyond.
A mother and two daughters… That is where the story of Dutton Farm began.
It was in 2010, out of love and respect for Rebecca “Becca” Smither, the daughter of Michele Smither and sister of Jenny Brown, that Dutton Farm established its roots. Seeing Becca struggle for years to find the right support in the community to give her the ability to explore her gifts and continue to grow, the mother-daughter team decided it was time to find a solution. With a property donation and continued support from Jim Smither, Becca’s father, Dutton Farm had a place to call home and the program began to take on a life. Dutton Farm continues to be a shining light of hope for adults, their families and the community, as they educate and inspire others to see the value that persons with unique abilities can contribute.
Knowing there were other individuals in the community who could benefit from their program, Michele and Jenny organized a team that could help advocate for and carry out their mission of “Empowering and supporting adults with disabilities to live a life of purpose, inclusion and dignity.