RHD Missouri has been delivering trauma-informed, person-centered services to people with intellectual disabilities since 2008. RHD’s residential services meet people’s needs in a way that treats people with respect and dignity and places a premium on their quality of life. In addition to RHD Missouri’s hallmark companion model, which allows the people RHD assists to continue to reside in their own home with a live-in caregiver chosen by the consumer and their family, RHD offers shared living models that include both the companion and the host model, as well as intermittent, supported service models.
RHD Missouri is also home to three of RHD’s creative art-based day programs: Blank Canvas Studios and Fine Line Studios in the St. Louis area, and Imagine That! in Kansas City. RHD creative arts studios broaden the horizons of people with intellectual disabilities and offer them the tools to define themselves as artists. The work of RHD artists is featured in national shows and galleries, where they earn income through the sale of their work and gain an outlet for creativity and self-expression through visual arts, music, and community involvement. Each year artists from RHD studios are featured at the St. Louis Outsider Art Fair, the largest outsider art show in the Midwest.