Building Housing Community Independence

About The Serving Cup

Our Mission

Established in 2000, The Serving Cup is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of social activities, community resources, and affordable housing opportunities for adults with special needs.

What We Do

The Serving Cup promotes opportunities for adults with special needs in 3 primary areas, helping to facilitate the construction of Housing and to build Community within the population.


We aim to create or facilitate affordable housing opportunities and to provide education and training to support the transition to supported independent living.

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Education, consultation, and training are an important part of our work in Housing and Community Building.

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Community Building

We support opportunities for socializing, networking and sharing resources within the adult special needs population. We educate, connect and engage with parents and existing and prospective adult residents.

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Meet Stanley.

One of the first to move into the Building Independence residence, Stanley spreads love and joy wherever he goes. He’s an avid singer, basketball player, and community volunteer. His story is bound to brighten your day.

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Our Residences

Green Level Apartments

Green Level Apartments are six two-bedroom residences on Green Level Road in Cary, North Carolina for adults with developmental disabilities.  Six ground floor apartments house 8 male and 4 female residents, who are largely responsible for their own daily lives and pay an affordable monthly fee for rent, utilities, and services.

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Building Independence

The Building Independence residences provide housing for 9 adults in 3 one-story houses in Raleigh. The residences were built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (NC), and are overseen by a staff member from Lutheran Services.  The community houses 6 male and 3 female adults with developmental disabilities.

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The Coffeehouse

The Coffeehouse program aims to expand opportunities for social interaction and fellowship between adults of all abilities.  The Serving Cup’s Coffeehouses operate in partnership with local churches, and the Coffeehouse model is one that can be replicated in other communities.

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