Low Monthly hours: regularly range from 5 to 35 hrs. per month
Instructors rather that Direct Support Professionals provide sophisticated trainings and develop systems designed to maximize/maintain independence: learning, maintaining or improving skills
Trainings are conducted in employer’s home or the community
Supported Living Services
Services can be provided up to 774 hrs. per month (including overnights)- 24/7.
Individuals receive more direct service/support with activities of daily living and training towards being independent (individualized)
Individuals often have more physical and medical supports needs which may include use of durable medical equipment.
Services are based on the 5 Principles (A Home of One’s Own, Choice and Self Direction, Community membership, Relationships, Flexible and tailored services and supports.
Enhanced Supported Living Services
While encompassing all parts of traditional SLS services, Enhanced Supported Living Services provides support to individuals with more intensive medical and behavioral support needs.
These services are usually provided to those individuals who have a history of/or are in a current psychological/medical crisis that requires additional higher-level support and support staff with a greater level of training and experience.
Comprehensive and Tailored services focus on Trauma Informed Care, deinstitutionalization and bio-medical supports to assist individuals in returning to their communities or as deflection from more restrictive placements.
Works with individuals supporting them with making safe choices, developing their own internal controls, managing their environment, and developing personal communication systems.
The unique treatment approach of “Comfort and Accommodation” rather than traditional behavioral modification practices.
Support hours are 24/7 and can include 2:1 staffing supports as needed for safety and success.
Life Supported Services
Mobile Crisis Unit
The primary focus of the mobile crisis unit is to support and stabilize individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who may have serious and persistent mental illness and/or chemical misuse.
Provides holistic crisis supports and resources to individuals referred to the program most often experiencing:
Housing Issues (homelessness, abusive living situations, etc..)
Struggle with chemical dependency
Suffer with mental health disorders
Involved with law enforcement, and/or other activities of concern that place them at more risks of injury, death or incarceration.
The mobile crisis unit responds to individuals’ who are in crisis situations, by meeting the person where they are at and/or via video or phone
Services include assessments, crisis interventions, assists with medical/ behavioral health needs and advocates for services.
Connects individuals with resources to establish services and that maintain stabilization.
Housing Access Services
Housing Access Services provide services to individuals who are in search of, in need of housing due to many different reasons.
Transition to community housing
Rent Increase/Notification of Termination
Assistance to Maintain current housing
These services are initiated when Housing Access Service (HAS) identifies or is aware of crisis situation that may cause a loss of housing.
Provide Housing Support Plan based upon assessment
Long- and Short-term goals to be met
Identify other services, including generic resources, to cover costs associated with setting up new residence. (Deposits, Retrofitting, Cleaning, etc..)
Program could consist of a 6 hour day or 12 hours a week, hours of support are based on a Person Centered Assessment and employment goals.
The primary focus of this program is employment focused where matching of individuals with similar interests and need are taken into consideration.
Tailored Day Services, Paid Internship Program and Competitive Integrated Employment, provides support to the individual to allow for choice of activities, intensity of supports and duration of services.