Living life to its fullest with One Vision: Halverson shares his journey at Opportunity Village/One Vision

Scott Halverson, with his mother, Doris, at his side, shares his journey as part of One Vision family. Photo by Kim Demory

Scott Halverson recently celebrated his 48th birthday. He’s had many things to be grateful for over the years, and one of those includes the opportunities he’s been given in life despite having a disability. He credits much of this to his family and to Handicap Village (whose name changed to Opportunity Village in 1994, and then One Vision in 2017), a place he has called home since he graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1992. Scott, along with his mother, Doris, recently shared some of these experiences with the women of the ladies auxiliary that Doris belongs to.

“It took two years for us to transition...for me to accept Scott was living away from home (in Clear Lake) and for Scott to accept he was at (Handicap Village) as well,” admitted Doris.

But they knew it was the right place for him to be. It was a campus set on 80-acres of land that provided a place for people with disabilities to live together, to make connections with other people, and to live with privacy, dignity, and purpose.

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