BlueWest Opportunities, Inc. was officially launched in July 2019. Our roots extend decades prior beginning in the late 1980’s as Blue Ridge Area Foundation, Inc. and Western North Carolina Group Home for Autistic Persons, Inc. Our name is an intentional reflection of our history as long-term community service providers.
Originally, we were two separate organizations that were developed in the 1980’s to meet the needs of persons with Developmental Disabilities and Autism in Western North Carolina. Our services began with ICF-IID residential programs in Buncombe and Madison counties. These specialized residential services offered people being served in State Developmental Center settings an opportunity to move into their communities and experience structured living and services in smaller and more individualized settings.
Using a whole person care model led to the development of the vocational service division. We created day programming as we saw the needs of those, we served extended far beyond the walls of their homes. These pre-vocational opportunities were developed originally for the people supported in the residential programs and further expanded into vocational and supported employment offerings for members of the community.
For more than 30 years we have provided services that enrich the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We strive to meet the needs of those we serve with compassion, accountability, respect and empowerment. Combining the strengths and experience of our past built the foundation for our future.
Licensure and Accreditation
BlueWest Opportunities is licensed by the Division of Health Services Regulation (DHSR). All residential services are funded by Medicaid.
BlueWest Opportunities is accredited by CARF.