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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 The Serving Cup, Lutheran Services Carolinas and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, helped address this need within Wake County, North Carolina. Please visit the Community Screening Kit page for information on how you can screen the film, or fill out our Contact Form for updates on the film and all of The Serving Cup’s projects and activities. 

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.

Buy the film

To buy a digital copy of the film to watch on your personal computer or device for $4.99 visit https://buildingindependence.vhx.tv.

Community Screening Kit

We invite any group or organization to host their own screening of the film! We have created a Community Screening Kit to enable groups and organizations to host their own screenings of the Building Independence documentary film.

The Community Screening Kit includes:

The Community Screening Kit is available for purchase for $19.99.  (If your organization cannot afford the screening kit, please contact us to discuss.)

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