A Rockville-based community with national aspirations.
Get to Know Main Street
Main Street’s mission is to create dynamic opportunities through affordable, inclusive housing and community engagement so people of all abilities can live their best lives.
WHAT IS MAIN STREET?
Main Street offers a unique model of affordable, inclusive community living and community engagement for residents and for non-resident members of all abilities. Main Street’s flagship building opened in Rockville, Maryland, in the summer of 2020.
Adults with disabilities have very limited options to live independently and participate in community life, which leads to isolation, loneliness, stress on aging parents and communities robbed of the contributions of all of their citizens. Main Street offers a solution.
Main Street has taken an innovative approach to building both an apartment complex and a community of people that offer those of all abilities a place to belong and to thrive. We aim to spread this approach in Maryland and across the country.
Main Street has a unique philosophy of inclusion that we call “Bring Your Own Independence” or BYOI. Residents and members are encouraged to bring with them whatever and whomever they need to help them fully access and enjoy the benefits of Main Street living and programming.
Inclusivity Redefined. We envision a world where people of all abilities thrive together – are included, feel connected and have abundant choices and opportunities. Your involvement in Main Street as a member, volunteer or donor puts us one step closer to creating this world. Join us today.
At Main Street, we believe in offering a wide variety of programs to pique everyone’s interests. Members engage in events in the following categories: culture, personal development, social, and wellness, as well as participate in member-led clubs.
More than anything else, Main Street is a community of people with powerful stories to tell. Learn about the story of Jillian and Scott Copeland and of other families who have joined the Main Street movement.
Julie Ryan-Silva2021-09-22T12:06:38-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on The Copeland Family’s Story
Main Street is the vision of Jillian and Scott Copeland whose son, Nicolas, has developmental disabilities. Nicolas, now 21, began having seizures at the age of 8 months. While his seizures are currently controlled, Nicolas’ [...]
Kaitlin Taylor is a member of Main Street Connect along with her mother, Courtney and brother, Khary. Kaity regularly participates in Main Street programs but she also leads an art class that meets several [...]
We are excited to offer a Wellness Membership with access to all of Main Street Connect’s wellness-related programming and more! Learn more about all of the benefits that come with being a Wellness Member and join today!