In Home Community Supports (IHCS) – Individuals reside in the communities of their choosing with assistance from trained Staff so that they may succeed and flourish in their own homes. Individuals typically rent their own homes and are responsible for paying all associated expenses. Staff assist these Individuals in areas such as banking, budgeting, bill paying, health maintenance, taking medications, grocery shopping, hygiene, housekeeping, socialization, cooking, and laundry. The amount of support provided is dependent upon the Individual’s needs. The program is geared to Individuals who are able to live independently in the community yet require some support to do so.
Community Living Arrangements (CLA) – The CLA service offers the opportunity for Individuals with disabilities to live in the community in a safe and caring environment. This service encourages personal growth and self-sufficiency using a learning approach that is tailored to meet the needs of each Individual. Often known as Group Homes, Staff are present around the clock and provide assistance, support, and guidance in the general areas of self-care, health maintenance, decision making, home management, managing personal resources, communication, mobility, socialization and participating in the community at large.
Life Sharing – Consists of a careful match between a family or community member and an Individual with a disability. A successful family-Individual match is one that is based on common interests, goals, and beliefs. Providers (families) are carefully screened and receive extensive pre-service and in-service training. Families are contracted for their participation and receive a stipend.
Companion Services – Companion Services are provided to Individuals 18 years old and up who live in private homes. Staff provides supervision or assistance that is designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Individual and support the Individual in performing daily living activities. This service is intended to assist the Individual to participate more meaningfully in home and community life.