Theodore and Beverly Farkas simply wanted the best situation for David and Martha, their two children with developmental disabilities.
Unfortunately, 50 years ago, when David and Martha were infants, the Farkases didn’t have many options. They knew they couldn’t care for the children at home, but they weren’t interested in the prevailing alternative of that time: a state institution with limited visitation privileges.
So, they combined their love for their children with a creative vision and developed what they named Damar (combining the names of their two children) Homes.
Today, the organization we know as Damar Services has built upon their legacy of compassionate innovation to become a leader in service to children and adults with developmental and behavioral disabilities. Along the way, it has pioneered treatment, services, and best practices now employed across the nation.