Osprey Village, Inc.
PO Box 3155
Bluffton SC 29910
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO Box 3155
Bluffton, SC 29910
Telephone (843) 422-6099
Fax (843) 836-2002
E-mail info@ospreyvillage.org
Projected Annual Revenue $475,000.00 (2017)
Web and Social Media
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Michelle, Paul & Ericha at Heart to Home Thrift Store
Mission Statement 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 and social opportunities, and affordable housing in an inclusive community of their choice.
CEO/Executive Director Jerome Manuel
Board Chair Thomas Reed
Board Chair Company Affiliation Broker-in-Charge of Charter One Realty
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2008
Financial Summary
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Mission 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 and social opportunities, and affordable housing in an inclusive community of their choice.
Up until early 2016, there were no “group homes” or independent living options available for intellectually or developmentally disabled adults anywhere in southern Beaufort County. There are currently 54 of these adults on the county DSN Board waiting list for residential services, and over 2500 on the statewide waiting list.
Osprey Village, Inc. was established in July, 2008 as a South Carolina non-profit organization to provide an inclusive inter-generational residential community centered on enhancing the quality of life for intellectually challenged and developmentally disabled adults. Osprey Village was approved as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization in April, 2009.
We have spent the time since then doing research and reaching out to other organizations across the country who have followed a similar path. We have also led the foundation of the Beaufort County Disabilities Coalition to enable and encourage collaboration between other organizations serving local individuals and families dealing with a wide range of disabilities. This coalition is now part of the Together for Beaufort County "Alliance for Human Services."
Osprey Village is a multiphase effort to develop an inclusive inter-generational residential community to provide intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in our area the opportunity to maximize their capabilities, develop lasting relationships, and maintain their independence in the least restrictive environment possible.
We have identified a property in the Greater Bluffton area that will be donated to us in July 2017 for us to begin to develop our "neighborhood with a purpose" prototype. We are ramping up for a capital campaign and will also be applying for financing of the residences construction through the SC Housing Trust Fund, SC-DDSN grants, USDA Rural Development, our local bank, and other potential funding programs.

8 years of research of other organizations with a similar goal of providing independent living services to developmentally disabled adults has led us to develop a public/private partnership funding and service provision model.

We have already engaged our state DHHS, DDSN, and SC State Housing Authority to develop this partnership and leverage state and Federal funding sources along with other private funds.

Osprey Village was officially approved as a "Qualified Service Provider" by SC DDSN in March 2016. We then interviewed and hired management staff - an Executive Director and Director of Operations - to begin providing services to local residents with disabilities. We actually began providing services in October 2016, and are hiring and training more staff as we expand our services in 2017. Thus far we have had to “front” c. $100K prior to getting reimbursed for providing those services – with more costs to come!

We started a Thrift Store in 2011 to provide ongoing operational funding, which has paid for our early research and development efforts. In March 2017, we opened a second thrift store, "Osprey Village Thrift on Main," at the old Bowling Center on Hilton Head Island along with 1200 SF of office space. More volunteers at both stores are always welcome!

We are now starting a capital campaign to raise over $5 million to develop our neighborhood. Engineering, architectural, legal, and permitting fees will take a substantial portion of those funds.

CEO/Executive Director Statement

The BIG question that Osprey Village is trying to answer is: "What happens when we're getting old and can't care for our son or daughter or brother or sister with developmental disabilities?"

We've found a number of drawbacks to group homes and "campus" environments. We are looking to create a new paradigm: a "neighborhood with a purpose" that supports adults with developmental disabilities and their aging care givers along with other unrelated neighbors.
Our neighborhood will look like any neighborhood from the outside, but inside, there will be people with developmental disabilities and people who want to be part of an informal support system. This neighbor-helping-neighbor approach is a throwback to the neighborhoods that many of us grew up in.
Board Chair Statement
Osprey Village is an idea whose time has come! We are getting dozens of hits per week on our website and multiple email and phone requests per week asking how soon we will be providing services, how to get on a waiting list, and if we will accept people from out of state (locals do have priority at this time)
There is a tremendous pent-up need for this type of residential service for the burgeoning number of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially autism.  Families are desperate for a solution to their need for support services for their loved one with disabilities, especially those who are aging or have lost a spouse.  Osprey Village will be THE ANSWER for many of these families, both here and in other locations as well as we spread our prototype across SC and beyond.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We are a local 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been working for over 8 years to develop a new, replicable model that serves local adults with developmental disabilities (DD) in their own community instead of sending them to wherever a “bed” is available somewhere in South Carolina.
We represent a population that often has little political clout, influence, or ability to represent themselves: adults with “special needs” and their aging caregivers – the “orphans and widows” of our modern day society.
The Osprey Village community model has two key components:
1) Residential Housing Options
  • Safe, attractive homes, cottages and apartments for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Blended into a supportive inter-generational neighborhood along with private homes
  • Planned transition to full integration into the wider community for jobs, recreation, service
2) Lifelong Growth in Independent Living Skills
  • Individualized job training, placement, and ongoing coaching
  • Individualized lifelong programs for exercise & nutrition (“CrossFit Exceptional” is already up and running), physical & speech therapy, life skills and social skills
  • Daily interaction with neighbors & community for friendship, social activities, and fun
Areas of Service
We are currently serving individuals in both Beaufort and Jasper Counties.  We plan on initially developing housing for developmentally disabled adults in Beaufort County and Jasper County, SC. Once our "neighborhood with a purpose" concept and its public/private partnership funding strategy has been proven, we plan to expand to other areas of South Carolina and beyond.
Board Chair
Board Chair Thomas Reed
Company Affiliation Broker-in-Charge of Charter One Realty
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email tom@explorehhi.com
Board of Directors
Kenny Anderson Retired, Cincinnati Bengals QB
Kathy Cramer Retired Special Education teacher
Susan Doubles Retired Educator
Mark Finger Agent, Kinghorn Insurance
Edward Hampton Greene Senior Account Manager, Palmetto Benefit Solutions
William Lincicome ForeStar Group
Jeff Norkus Retired, IBM Microelectronics Finance
Shawn Phillips VP, South State Bank
Thomas Reed Charter One Realty
Robin Storey Retired Bank Executive
William Wiley Retired, US Navy and business manager
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 2
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Risk Management Provisions
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Housing and Community Development
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
We also have a Thrift Store Committee that oversees the operations of our Osprey Village Thrift Stores.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Jerome Manuel
Our Executive Director, Jerome Manuel, retired to Hilton Head Island from Columbus, OH, where he had been on the Governor's Cabinet as Director of the Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities.
Jerry’s career spanned forty years of service to individuals with disabilities and their families in Ohio. He served as Superintendent of local County DD programs and also served on many local and state associations in a leadership role supporting individuals with DD. He served as the Director of the Ohio Department of DD and participated in many national efforts that resulted in changing many laws for people with disabilities including the American with Disabilities Act and Education of Individuals with DD, making it public law across the country.
He created programs promoting Self-Determination and Person Centered Programming for individuals with DD throughout Ohio. He has personally developed programs and trained staff in the operation of early childhood centers, school-age programs, adult work programs, and residential options of all type for individuals with DD.
Jerry served as President of Ohio Special Olympics and still is a member of the Ohio Special Olympics Board emeritus. He has received many local, state, and national awards for his outstanding service to individuals with DD.

Senior Staff
David Green Director of Business Development
Julie Kuhns Director of Operations
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 40
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 80%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Beaufort County Human Services Alliance
Beaufort County Disabilities Coalition
Beaufort County Disabilities & Special Needs Board
Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Coalition for Community Choice
Generations of Hope Development Corporation
SOAR (Special Olympics Activities & Recreation)
Together SC
Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)
GHC-Inspired InitiativeGenerations of Hope Development Corporation2011
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Comments

Osprey Village is not designed to be an institution or enclave to segregate persons with developmental disabilities from the general public. Nor does it propose to just operate additional “group homes” after the manner of the DSN-run homes in South Carolina.

Rather, it will be an entire “purpose-driven neighborhood” designed to support the needs of these folks and their families; it will operate as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) like many other neighborhoods in our area and will be an integral part of the local community.

Osprey Village will provide both a home and a purpose for adults with developmental disabilities as well as others who wish to live there. Our Villagers will have opportunities to work in the community, and we will invite the surrounding community to be part of our daily life and ongoing activities; we will also make a major contribution to the local economy. Osprey Village will be unique in providing a continuum of living arrangements. Persons with disabilities will have the option to live with their parents, with a host family, or in an independent living unit. Likewise, parents of adults with disabilities can live with their children, or they may choose to live in a senior housing unit with their adult child living close by. Either way they will be able to be an integral part of their child’s life and have a sense of security knowing that their child will always have a safe, nurturing home and community in which to reside.

Active retirees and younger families (volunteer households) who live in the neighborhood will provide diversity (in age, socio-economic status, life experience, perspective) and a supportive environment. These volunteers will contribute to the well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities and their parents, and in doing so, enrich their own lives. And as the senior volunteers age, “Our Special People” will be among those who provide care for their elder friends who need assistance in caring for themselves.

Budget $4,000,000.00
Short Term Success OSPREY Village has a startup research and development effort underway led by a part-time project manager and partially funded by a $25,000 challenge match grant awarded by the in November, 2009. We had to raise $25,000 by June 15th, 2010, and more than exceeded that goal by the end of May, 2010
Long Term Success Our organization’s goal is to provide homes, townhouses and/or condos for developmentally disabled adults as part of a broader neighborhood development, which could be expanded in later phases to include multiple locations in the area. It would allow these adults to live as independently as possible in an “inclusive community” in close proximity to friends and family members, both disabled and non-disabled. OSPREY Village will work to incorporate these adults into the larger community by providing residential options for them to live in the same neighborhood with families, retirees, and other non-disabled persons and share both community facilities and life together.
Program Success Monitored BY Initial support of the community gauged by responsiveness to our marketing and fundraising campaign to meet the CFL challenge match goal.
Osprey Village was approved as a Qualified Service Provider by the SC Dept. of Disabilities & Special Needs (DDSN) in March 2016, and our certification was re-approved in November 2016. We began providing Respite Care and Individualized Employment Supports services to clients soon after. We plan to expand the program as we hire and train more staff throughout 2017.
Unlike other service providers in our area, these services will not be provided in a day program, enclave or group work environment. Instead, our staff will be working one-on-one with clients to identify their areas of interest and skills, develop their resumes and interviewing skills, assist them in finding a job opportunity in the community, and support them in learning that job until they can perform it on an ongoing basis with limited or no staff supports.
Budget $140,000.00
Short Term Success  Provide evaluation, training and supports to gain job skills and find employment opportunities.
Long Term Success Enable adults with IDD to be gainfully employed in a "normal" community-based work environment.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY  All services provided will be tracked in the DDSN service providers system as well as our own counselor's notes and records.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $475,000.00
Projected Expenses $500,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense----$77,036
Administration Expense----$14,549
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.771.261.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%0%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets--$173,571$157,068
Current Assets--$173,571$157,068
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities--$0$0
Total Net Assets--$173,571$157,068
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Thrift Store Sales $58,611 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Various individual contributions $16,017 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Develop needed services, plan development of donated property, build infrastructure, build initial homes and amenities for our planned "neighborhood with a purpose"
Goal $5,000,000
Dates Mar 2016 to Dec 2019
Amount Raised To Date 35000 as of June 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Exempt May 2018
Organization Comments We recently opened a new thrift store in a leased building on Hilton Head Island - Osprey Village Thrift on Main - at the old bowling center on Main Street.  It also has 1300 SF of office and meeting space for us to use.  We had to pay for the office area construction, so that additional $75K of expense made a hit on our finances, but it allows us to provide services and meet clients, board members, and the community in an attractive and modern setting - instead of at a fast food restaurant!
Foundation Comments
Nonprofit Osprey Village, Inc.
Address PO Box 3155
Bluffton, SC 29910
Primary Phone (843) 422-6099
Contact Email info@ospreyvillage.org
CEO/Executive Director Jerome Manuel
Board Chair Thomas Reed
Board Chair Company Affiliation Broker-in-Charge of Charter One Realty
Year of Incorporation 2008