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Rouses Group Homes has a dedicated team of professionals that provide exceptional services for individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities and dual diagnoses. Our experienced staff including nurses, social workers, qualified developmental disability professional(QP), and other disciplines identified to collaborate with the individual, their family or legally responsible person to developed a individualized person centered plan.

Rouses Group Homes is comprised of two corporate structures, Rouses I and Rouses II. Both corporations are governed by a Board of Directors. Our Board is comprised of a dedicated diverse group of members that represent a wide range of backgrounds and geographic locations including the local community.


RGHs vision is to empower our consumers to live as independently as possible, through promoting self advocacy and developing supportive social networks at home, in the work place and in the community.  We believe these outcomes assist our consumers greatly improve their health, well being and overall quality of life. RGH partners with organizations in our community to ensure optimum services and choices are available to our consumers in areas of health care, education, training, employment, residential and integration in community participation. Our services are provided without regard to color, creed, religion, national origin, or economic status


Our mission “Serving Others So They May Better Serve Themselves” is the driving force for RGH


For over thirty years Rouses Group Home, Inc. has served as advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. RGH, a non-profit, was founded in 1978 by Howard and Maxine Rouse for the unique purpose of assisting individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities fulfill their desires to live, work, and exercise their rights as citizens. The Rouses were inspired by the important belief that every human being had the inherent right to self-fulfillment. The organization has an exceptional record for exceeding requirements to enhance the quality of service delivered throughout its programs. Rouses’ reputation is well known for the quality programs and the successful transitions for individuals to met their maximum potential to live as independently as possible.

In 1984, Rouses board of directors and management team opened our initial two ICF/IDD homes in Rockingham County. As the board exercised its mission, two additional homes were open in 1987. As Rouses’ excellence was recognized, the organization grew with two additional homes, and began to provide life skills and vocational training opportunities by providing day program services. In June 2010, our residential services expanded to offer residential services for six ARC homes located in Rockingham. Rouses’ success with the supervised living facility in Eden, NC greatly enhanced the quality of services provided to Rockingham County citizens. The home served as a model for the ARC homes to follow. These new homes licensed to Rouses Group Home II are conveniently located in Eden, Madison and Reidsville North Carolina. Our growth continued in 2012 with the addition of two supervised living homes, one in Rockingham County and the other in Alamance County. In 2013, Rouses formed Rockingham County’s first Next Chapter Book Club, (NCBC)to provide a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

RGH continues to serve as a catalyst within the health care industry through its commitment to provide quality services and experiences that enhance the quality of lives of the individuals we serve. Rouses was recognized for its excellence in services by its initial three year CARF Accreditation in October 2010.