April 18, 2021
Building an inclusive residential community for adults with developmental disabilities
Provides Respite & Employment Services

Osprey Village, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to empower individuals who have developmental disabilities; advocating on their behalf to facilitate meaningful employment, recreation, social opportunities, and affordable housing in an inclusive community of their choice.
Committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through individually designed programming, advocacy, and awareness efforts.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of conditions characterized by difficulty in social functioning and repetitive behaviors or stereotyped interests.
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association merged four distinct autism diagnoses into one umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. They included autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified, and Asperger syndrome. Some individuals have an intellectual disability while others have average or above average intelligence. Each individual presents with a unique profile of strengths and needs.
Watch some great videos to understand challenges
people with autism have faced
and how they have overcome some of those issues.

The Imagine21 mini-documentary series offers day-in-the-life
glimpses into the world of autistic adults,
dispels misconceptions and spreads understanding.

Non-verbal girl with Autism speaks
through her computer

April Is National Volunteer Month
Volunteers needed!

Help us help our cause.
Both locations are in need of volunteers.
Contact the store manager
at each location.
We love getting donations but keep in mind:
Donations need to be given to a store worker, not left outside when the stores are not open.
Items should be in suitable resale condition.
Spread the word to your friends and visitors to stop by and snag a bargain. Both stores have great sales!
Osprey Village Thrift on Main
Hilton Head Island
2600 Main Street
Largest thrift store on the island!

Tues. - Fri. 10:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-1:00

Weekly specials posted on Nextdoor.
Osprey Village Thrift in Okatie
2797 N. Okatie HWY
HWY 170

Tue. - Friday 10:00-4:30
Saturday 10:00-3:00

Okatie Thrift Store
has some featured items on their
"ebay for Charity" site.
Thrift on Main: Clothing items galore!
Thrift on Main: Everything for the house!
Respite and Employment Services
“If you’ve not heard about Arc of South Carolina, check them out! As the largest private provider of case management, Arc of South Carolina are experts in disabilities services. Executive Director, Margie Williamson, and the Arc team are the lead coordinators in South Carolina’s Advocacy Events, and, as a part of a national network, their website provides the most current information on advocacy, policy, and disabilities rights. Osprey Village thinks this is one organization to watch and we hope you do too!”
This worldwide organization works for better understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities through publications, conferences, and promoting change. They work on research and help to get policy changes in legislation.
Village Construction
Osprey Village and the Coalition for Community Choice
Osprey Village has joined with over a hundred other organizations nationally as part of the Coalition for Community Choice (CCC).
There are many barriers for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) who want to live more independently in their own residence. Along with the obvious ones such as housing costs and the need for support services, there are also regulatory issues at both state and federal levels.
In particular, Medicaid has proposed restrictions on funding for residential support services based on the grouping or location of housing chosen by an adult with IDD. An “intentional community” such as we are planning for Osprey Village could be viewed as being an “isolating setting” that would face “heightened scrutiny” by Medicaid and our state’s HHS agency.
The CCC strives to address the growing national need for affordable housing and meaningful work for individuals with disabilities by increasing the quality and supply of choices in a broad range of housing, community, and employment opportunities specifically for individuals with IDD. In doing so, CCC members adhere to the following principles:
·      Supports and life opportunities for individuals with disabilities should be person-centered and based on their individually defined preferred settings, support needs, and meaningful life goals.
·      Quality of support services should be based on the feedback, culture, and personal experiences from individuals being supported, and their families and caregivers, rather than specific physical characteristics of a setting.
·      Individuals with disabilities have the human and civil right to choose from the broadest range of home, workplace, and communities supports and settings. Policy should increase options and decrease barriers to affordable housing, meaningful work opportunities, and direct support service professionals.
·      The development of home, community, and work opportunities should be driven by the individuals who are and will be receiving support services in those settings.
You can get more information about the CCC on their website. It contains a wealth of information.
It's Earth Month -

Take a road trip to visit the Osprey Village development site.
Our new sign is posted at the entrance to our parcel off Rt. 170 in Hardeeville, S.C.
Fundraising Activity Event Coming This Fall

Osprey Village Hosting a GOLF EVENT This Fall

Details coming soon but start perfecting your game!
We Wish to Thank One of Our Great Sponsors
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
has been a significant booster of OVI.
For years, the company has sponsored many of our fundraising events and given donations as well. We are working with the company on their offer to assist in the installation of our power source as we physically develop our inclusive residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.
Thank you for believing in our mission and supporting us!
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Osprey Village as we seek
to lessen the effects of disability by connecting our abilities together and improving all of our lives in the process.
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PO Box 3155
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 422-6099