LIFEDesigns is a comprehensive resource for people with disabilities and their families in south central Indiana. We offer services for every stage of life. We aim to facilitate active citizenship, fulfilling relationships, and rewarding employment through inclusive communities that foster dignity and respect.

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Our Mission:
To partner with people of all ages and abilities to lead meaningful and active lives.

Our Vision:
We envision communities that support all people, where each person is valued, and where everyone belongs.

Our Strategic Plan Goals:
Our strategic plan goals are focused around the “LIFE” that we believe everyone deserves.

Leadership in person centered services that lead to jobs, homes, and full community lives.
nnovation in service delivery to adapt to current and future industry changes.
oundation for new initiatives and continued growth.
xcellence in workforce development that stays and grows with us.

Our Values:

  • The goals and expectations of our customers and their families direct our actions.
  • We design services to achieve independence, employment, and enrich lives within the community.
  • Every customer, employee and stakeholder deserves dignity and respect.
  • Creativity and innovation are the keys to our success.
  • Collaboration is essential to achieving our mission.

We are proud to be a United Way Agency. We also hold CARF accreditation in our Employment Services and our Community Services.




Our History:
LIFEDesigns was formed from a partnership between two well-established organizations, Options and Christole. LIFEDesigns combines more than 33 years of experience from each agency with an innovative approach to enhancing communities. By bringing together broad and unique expertise into one Christoleall-inclusive organization, LIFEDesigns is able to provide a complete spectrum of services as well as continuity through long-term support.

We also rely on an engaged community of supporters who recognize the life-changing power of working in partnership with people with disabilities. Everyone benefits when all individuals are welcome to participate as active citizens through appropriate supports. Our supporters enable people with disabilities to make meaningful contributions as self-directed and empowered community members.