Empowering Adults with Special Needs

with Opportunities that Enhance their Lives

Celebrating the Success of Building Independence!

Documentarian Angela Alford, followed four of the nine Building Independence residents and their families as they prepared to move into their new homes and take their first steps toward independence.  Our community has a great need for supervised, independent, and affordable housing for low-income adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Building Independence, an initiative created under the partnership of Serving Cup, Lutheran Services Carolinas and Habitat Wake, helped address this need. Read more about the project.


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Who We Are

whoweare_550x100The Serving Cup promotes opportunities for adults with special needs in the following key areas:

  • Community Building: Provides opportunities for socializing, networking and sharing resources.
  • Housing: Creates affordable housing opportunities.

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The Coffeehouse

thecoffeehouse_550x100The Coffeehouse is an evening for entertainment, snacks, social interaction and networking. On certain Fridays of almost every month from 7 – 9pm, an empty space is transformed into a coffeehouse ambiance with round tables and checkered cloths, soft lighting and a relaxed atmosphere. December features a shared dinner for all Wake County Coffeehouses.  Learn More

Green Level Homes

glh_550x100Green Level Homes is the product of a HUD 811 grant, which resulted in the construction of six two-bedroom apartments on Green Level Road in Cary, North Carolina for adults with developmental disabilities. The Serving Cup is partnering with Lutheran Family Services and the Arc of North Carolina in order to provide Supportive Services for the residents of Green Level Homes. Learn More

Building Independence

housing_550x100Our community has a great need for supervised, independent, and affordable housing for low-income adults with developmental disabilities. The Building Independence Project serves adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in three adjacent homes in Raleigh. Learn More