About Us

At New Horizons, we build equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Our Mission

To be a person centered organization, designed to support and empower individuals with varying disabilities to maximize their potential for independence and inclusion in their community both vocationally and socially.

We build opportunities and change lives for individuals with disabilities.

Our Story

Our Story began in 1969, our founders, a group of volunteers and parents in Prince George’s County, formed New Horizons Supported Services, Inc. This dedicated group was committed to improving the lives of their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

When New Horizons first began, the obstacles were many and resources few. Parents had insufficient options for their children with special needs, leading our founders to seek out better alternatives for their loved ones. Their focus was on equal opportunities.

Back then, getting this equal chance was no easy task. There were very few educational or employment opportunities. Our founders fought hard to persevere, demanding quality opportunities within the community and setting a standard of care that continues even now. New Horizon’s initial budget was a mere $694 that included thousands of volunteer hours. Our agency has since flourished, now boasting a budget of nearly $5 million.

Core Values

New Horizons strives to be a trusted advocate for the participants and their families that we support
New Horizons provides a gateway for connections through natural support with family, friends and community
New Horizons values our direct support professionals and their contributions to each individual's growth and quality of life
Guiding Principles:
  • Put the interests of the people we support first
  • Communicate with all stakeholders
  • Connect through our shared commitment to the mission
  • Seek innovative ways to create possibilities
  • Inspire each other to lead
  • Foster collaboration and teamwork through trust, accountability, adaptability, and respect

Today, we assist nearly 700 adults with disabilities achieve independence through person-centered training and support. We work daily to be innovative in the delivery of programs while expanding our reach in Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties.

700+

adults assited

$4M

annual budget

5+

counties served

Building Opportunities

We support and empower individuals with disabilities in gaining and maintaining the skills and resources needed to maximize their potential for independence and inclusion in their community both vocationally and socially.

News & Events

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A Fairway to Help 2024

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-May. 20, 2024
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New Horizons’ Respite House

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‘A Fairway to Help 2024’ Donors

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‘A Fairway to Help 2024’ Sponsors

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“A Fairway to Help” Sponsors 2023

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Interview during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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New Vehicle Donation Program

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New Vans

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New Horizons is Hiring! April 2022

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Job Resources for People Living with Disabilities

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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We’re Hiring!

FAQs

New Horizons is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and on Saturdays, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Yes, we provide transportation to and from New Horizons, Monday – Friday. Additionally, we provide transportation to and from community activities during our service hours.

New Horizons provides person-centered supports for each individual. We learn what a person’s passion is and then create an individual plan to promote that individual’s growth, success, and move towards independence. Our goal is to help each individual lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.

We provide services to individuals in Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Anne Arundel Counties.

Please refer to the local media, website, or agency’s voicemail. In addition, please expect a robocall and text message from New Horizons by 7:00 am.

  • Code Green = Individuals should report to New Horizons. 
  • Code Blue = Individuals should NOT report to New Horizons. 
  • Code Yellow = New Horizons has a two-hour delayed opening.
  • Code Red = New Horizons is closed. 

A DDA mandate requires New Horizons to provide community integration, engagement for each individual served, five days a week. We create a weekly plan of activities for each day of the week.

Each activity selected reinforces skills learned in-house by applying them in real-life settings as well as providing integration opportunities with the non-disabled community. We place an emphasis on participation in clubs of interest—including art, swimming, cooking, health, fitness, and singing groups. During the holidays, we have our very own choral group, the New Horizons Voices of Wonder, which performs for local nursing homes. 

Yes, but only on Saturdays and only for the Personal Supports Program.

Yes, New Horizons has made it a priority to provide the necessary transportation to and from community activities and an individual’s home. Additionally, through the Personal Supports and the Community Learning Services Programs, we provide transportation to appointments, including doctor appointments, to ensure the individual gets the proper medical care needed.

No. We will work with any individual approved for Personal Support Services by DDA anywhere in the State of Maryland.

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