Adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities yearn for independence just like everyone else. Many want to live on their own but there is a lack of safe and supportive housing options available. The Building Independence project brought together Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Lutheran Services Carolinas, and The Serving Cup non-profits to build housing for nine young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 36-minute film follows four of the nine Building Independence residents and their families as they prepare to move into the new homes and take their first steps towards independence.

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Schedule a screening

We invite any group or organization to host their own screening of the film! Visit our Community Screening Kit page for more information.

Past Screenings

Friday, January 11th at Hope Community Church Apex, organized by GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh

Tuesday, November 13th at RTI International in Research Triangle Park

Sunday, November 4th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Saturday, October 27th at Sunrise United Methodist Church, organized by Next Step of SW Wake

Wednesday, October 17th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, organized by The Serving Cup

September 6th at The Cary Theater, organized by The Serving Cup – sold out premiere

Contact Us if you would like to help us schedule future screenings of the film.