Country Haven Cottage was established by Special Care Homes in 2002 as a home for adults with Developmental Type Disabilities. The facility was built on a hillside in a beautiful rural setting south of Kansas City. This ministry merged with and became part of MBCH Children and Family Ministries in 2008.
The Country Haven Cottage is a spacious ranch-style, eight bedroom home, arranged with four bedrooms on two wings. There is accommodation for four men and four women, and each client has their own bedroom and sink. Both wings have a bathroom/shower facility. There is a large common area that is connected to the kitchen and dining room, making plenty of living space for the residents. There is also adequate space for the live-in staff who provide care on a one-to-four ratio.
The residents function as a family and Country Haven Cottage becomes their home. Ages typically range from 21 to 68 years of age.
All clients serve in the area by working in the community workshop. They actively participate in church, recreational activities, community events, and take walks on the beautiful acreage. All clients have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics.