What is the Village?

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Inspired to Help the Community

The Village Learning Center, Inc. continues to grow and support the needs of people with a range of disabilities in our community. We hope that with our community's continued support, we will be able to provide services and care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities despite their level of need or the type of funding they receive.

We are celebrating 20 years of service in 2020!

The Village was founded in Kingwood, TX in 2000.

Kimberly Brusatori and Linda Schuiten were inspired to come together to develop programs and services for individuals with disabilities, in response to the lack of such offerings in Northeast Houston. Both had children with disabilities who would soon be graduating from high school and leaving behind the structure and programs that school offers.

Their ultimate vision was to create a full-time program that would provide much-needed support and structure benefiting individuals with disabilities and their families. At that time, the State of Texas ranked 46th in the Nation for providing support for persons with disabilities.  In addition, waiting lists for services were 8-10 years long.

In September 2000, Kimberly and Linda, as well as several other parents of children with disabilities, founded The Village Learning Center, Inc. (dba Village Learning & Achievement Center) as a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation. The passion to provide quality programs and services to individuals with disabilities was born.  The word “Village” was chosen because they realized that the organization’s success depended upon the support of their community.  They knew that it would take a “Village” to make their vision a reality.

Much has happened since The Village’s inception in 2000, but the vision of the founders still drives the mission and belief system shared by the staff and the many families that are served.


    Designed to help Villagers maintain and expand social and life skills, personal wellness, vocational skills, and critical-thinking skills, while becoming more involved in our community.


    Opportunities for learning, socialization, life skills, and of course – fun, for children and adults with developmental disabilities, ages 14 to 22.


    Residential opportunities are available, including Assisted Living at The Village at Stoney Glen and Independent Living at The Village at Hickory Glen.


    The Village provides an array of other services for individuals with developmental disabilities in our community, including transportation and respite.