AIMES

Homes

Aiming for Independence, Maturity, Equality & Success

Family Style Support

Specialized Purpose

Our purpose is to enable people with disabilities to live as members integrated in the community. We specialize in planning and implementing treatment plans for developmentally disabled individuals with mental health disorders, intellectual disabilities, and dual diagnosis. With an atmosphere of dignity and respect, we recognize each individual's gifts and support their efforts to achieve their full potential. Our goal is to present consumers with an atmosphere that promotes the comforts of a “normal” family home, which embraces all promise of community integration and normalization.

Personal Independence

Individuals living in the home have their own private room, the ability to move around the house freely, host guests, learn skills, and participate in activities. We use local resources like markets, banks, parks, libraries, churches, gyms and restaurants as a training ground towards growth and integration. AIMES Homes is committed to creating an environment where all people, regardless of background and “ability” can grow, make choices, gain personal independence at home and be a valued and contributing member of the community.

Our Homes

Coronado

Located near Bakersfield's Panorama Park which hosts scenic walking trails and outdoor activities. AIMES Coronado is a 4 bedroom facility that specializes in planning and implementing treatment plans for adults with severe/profound/autistic disabilities.

Crest

AIMES Crest specializes in providing comfort and care to adults with traumatic brain injuries. Located in northeast Bakersfield, next to the Panorama walking trails and Bakersfield College. Staff are trained to manage behaviors and monitor and assist in hygiene, housekeeping, meal preperation, etc.

Falcon Grove

AIMES Falcon Grove is a 2 bed Childrens Crisis Home which provides a safe, secure and therapeutic living environment to our clients while in immediate crisis. The home is located near Riverlakes Ranch Park and many food and entertainment options. Staff are experienced and trained to work with clients who lack safety awareness.

Jade

A short drive from resturants and retail stores, AIMES Jade specializes in individuals with Severe/Profound/Autistic disabilities. Each client recieves hand over hand supportive training and 24 hour supervision.

Shelley

The Staff at AIMES Shelley works with the consumer through teaching, mentoring and role modeling the appropriate social skills needed to live successfully in the community. Helping to eliminate dangerous and socially unacceptable behaviors that may lead them to reoffend prior criminal behavior.

Noble I

AIMES Noble provides a safe, secure and therapeutic living environment to our clients, providing daily training to help prevent clients from reoffending and maintaining their impulsivity. AIMES staff provides clients with continuous support that may consist of the need for at least hourly redirection to maintain appropriate behavior.

Noble II

AIMES Noble II is a specialized residential care facility for the elderly. Staff are experienced and trained in providing continuous support meant to prevent clients from engaging in dangerous or socially unacceptable behavior.

Coffee House

Located in the Westside of Bakersfield, AIMES Coffee House is equipped with a variety of sitting areas, a basketball court, small fruit orchard, and a walking/bike path. This 4 bedroom home serves adults who are curretnly in crisis or would otherwise be in danger of entering a more restrictive setting.

Our Team

Misty Varner
Co-Owner

Iman Killerbrew
Co-Owner

Jose Cortez
Administrator

Stacy Krebs
Administrator

Mikiba Ward
Administrator

Sandra Graves
Administrator

Laura Daniels
Administrator

Misty Varner

Co-Owner

At an early age Misty grew a love for helping others. She grew up as a sister to someone with intellectual disabilities, requiring her to give her whole heart to help make the best life for her sibling. From this, Misty found comfort in working to help people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Misty started her career in this field in 1996 where she began her partnership with Iman Killebrew, her now co-owner. Misty assisted in opening Community Care Facilities that housed adolescents with forensic and behavioral issues as they were transitioned out of the State Hospital. During this time Misty inherited many important traits that allowed her to support, develop, and strengthen the lives and characteristics of the consumers and staff that crossed her path. In 2002 she made the change of career to work with Catholic Healthcare West as a full-time Administrator and part time Behavior Consultant. In this position, she oversaw all operating aspects of the 30-bed residential treatment center that housed adolescents with severe emotional, medical, behavioral and forensic needs. Because of her hard work she was able to successfully lead her team through a Joint Commission Accreditation with a score of 93%, develop and implement many new program ideas, and was nominated by her peers in 2003 for the honor of “values in action” award. In 2004 Misty partnered with Iman Killebrew in which they co-founded AIMES Homes. Today they co-own and operate eight successful Community Care Facilities that cater to adolescents, adults, and elderly with intellectual disabilities. They have also successfully opened As One, a community mobile program that helps integrate those with disabilities into the community. During Misty’s two-and-a-half-decade journey she has served the disabled community as a Direct Care Staff, CCL Administrator, Behavior Consultant, KRC Vendor, a member of the Meet Your Neighbors campaign to integrate the community with the disabled population, a member of the KRC Golf Committee raising money for the All Star Café and Kern Assistive Technology, a member of Cognitive and Sensory Challenged Subcommittee for Emergency Preparedness in Kern County She has also attended multiple sessions at the State Capitol to lobby and fight for the rights and services of the disabled population, actively participated in Epilepsy Society fundraisers, actively participates in planning the Annual Get Aquatinted Vendor Luncheon, is a Person-Centered Thinking Trainer with The Learning Community, and Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT).

Iman Killebrew

Co-Owner

Iman began her career serving the developmentally disabled population in 1994. She started as a supported living staff and then transitioned into educating and managing challenging behaviors in the classroom for the Las Vegas School District. In 1996 Iman helped open two homes through Kern Regional Center’s RFP process. From there, she transitioned to become a senior Administrator opening 10 more homes for adults and adolescents. Iman then opened AIMES Consulting Inc. in 2004 to provide Supported Living Services to Bakersfield. Iman used her creativity and passion to make a difference to completely change the dynamic and level of services available to the intellectually disabled community in Bakersfield. Because of her hard work, dedication, determination, and heart, AIMES Consulting Inc. has grown to include Independent living services, CPP Living services, Homemaker Services, and a Mobile Crisis Team. In 2004, Iman collaborated with Misty in which they founded AIMES Homes. Today they co-own and operate eight successful Community Care Facilities that cater to adolescents, adults, and the elderly with intellectual disabilities. They have also successfully opened As One, a mobile community program that helps integrate those with disabilities into the community. While bringing unique services to Bakersfield, Iman has also assisted and joined several different organizations in the city to better serve the disabled community. During Iman’s journey within this field she has served the disabled community as a Chair of the Vendor Advisory Committee, KRC vendor, Board member of the Kern Autism Network, Board member of the ASPIRE Housing Corporation providing affordable housing to those with disabilities, Board member of Voices of integration: Communities empowering the disabled, member of the Meet Your Neighbors campaign to integrate the community with the disabled population, member of the Cognitive and Sensory Challenged Subcommittee for Emergency Preparedness in Kern County, and member of the KRC Golf Committee raising money for the All Star Café and Kern Assistive Technology. She has also participated in Epilepsy Society fundraisers, attended multiple sessions at the State Capitol to lobby and fight for the rights and services of the disabled population, and actively participates in planning the Annual Get Aquatinted Vendor Luncheon.

Jose Cortez

Administrator

Jose was born in Mexico and moved to Bakersfield in 2000 to try and pursue a successful career. During his search he found his calling to work with individuals with disabilities. He joined AIMES Homes in 2008 where he started his career in this field working as a direct support staff. In 2010 he became a House Lead and then 4 years later worked his way to become an Administrator. During his time with AIMES he has shown exceptional leadership and dedication and holds pride in his accomplishments within the company. His ultimate goal has and always will be to provide the best service and care for the consumers within the company and to create a beneficial, positive, and family oriented environment for them as well. Jose upholds those goals within the company, however he also represents those things in his day to day life as well. Outside of work Jose enjoys spending time with his friends and family where he also loves to discuss, watch, and play baseball as much as he can.

Stacy Krebs

Administrator

Stacy has over 20 years of experience managing a staff team of 50+ in residential care facilities. She joined AIMES as a reliable and dedicated staff member in 2005. Over the years she has shown admirable and exemplary behavior which resulted in her becoming an Administrator. She prides herself in holding such a high responsibility within the company. She performs quality assurance checks to ensure that all activities conform to the expectations of the company and individuals she serves, while also doing her best to test those methods and adjust them as needed. Stacy has excellent communication skills and obtains the cultural sensitivity to interact and assist a diverse range of people. She is known to provide exceptional emotional and physical support to the individuals she serves and the staff she works with. Stacy is a great asset to the company, but she also thrives as a mother of two who enjoys the company of her friends and family in her free time.

Mikiba Ward

Administrator

Mikiba is an outstanding member of her community. She joined AIMES Homes in 2009, where she worked as a direct support staff. While in this position Mikiba showed that she was determined and capable of more responsibility. By showing her dedication to the company along with her love for helping others, Mikiba worked her way to become an Administrator. Mikiba brings her commitment and heart every day to work so she can be the best administrator possible. Her goal is to ensure she does the right work to help the individuals around her integrate successfully into the community as outstanding citizens.

Sandra Graves

Administrator

Sandra took on the role of helping others at a very young age. She became a care giver right out of high school at a local convalescent care facility. When her journey there came to an end, she decided to dive into helping those with intellectual disabilities. She started at a day program where she worked with adolescents, adults, and elderly. In 2009 she joined AIMES Homes as a support staff. Sandra used her background to provide exceptional care for those around her and to work her way to become a House Lead, and then quickly to an Administrator. As an Administrator, Sandra takes pride in leading by example, having her hands out to help and her heart open to give. Outside of work Sandra enjoys gardening, creating her own fun DIY projects, and cooking delicious meals for her friends and family.

Laura Daniels

Administrator

Laura is the newest member to the AIMES Administration team, yet her experience and education in the industry would never let that be known. She works extremely hard and is currently pursuing her education even further by working on a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Laura prides herself in upholding the goals and mission of AIMES by meeting the needs of those she serves, advocating for their rights, and communicating openly with those around her to maintain a positive environment. Laura stands by the motto “if you don’t know better, you won’t do better”. This encourages her to keep educating herself and those around her so that together we may all become better versions of ourselves, enhancing the care that we are capable of providing to those who entrust us.