Brookland Community Resources (BCR) is a grass-roots organization that works to promote the full inclusion of people with intellectual and physical disabilities into all aspects of community life. BCR offers social and recreational programs for our members at sites in our Brookland neighborhood of North East Washington, D.C.
We strive to be an open, respectful, and welcoming community that affirms the intrinsic worth and human dignity of each and every person and enriches the lives of all our members.
BCR’s founding organizations are Bethlehem House, St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Parish, and Potomac Community Resources, Inc. Established in 1986, Bethlehem House provides two Christian residential communities for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities located in Washington, DC and Riverdale, MD. St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Parish has been serving the Brookland neighborhood since 1892. Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR), a Maryland non-profit established in 1994. PCR provides over 30 innovative therapeutic social, recreational and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences in Montgomery County.
With the support of these organizations BCR aims to foster a community that will work to meet the social needs of individuals with developmental differences and intellectual disabilities. All aspects of BCR’s activities will be guided by our members’ preferences.
BCR, supported by Bethelem House, plans to seek non-profit status in the near future. We invite all members of the community, those with and without developmental differences, to join us. Colleges and universities, schools, nonprofits, religious congregations and community groups are invited to support us on this journey as we fulfill our mission statement.