More about Services
Living Services Programs
Independent Living Services
- 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.