Supported Living

      ommunity living in a structured, supervised, unlicensed residential habilitation service for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities.

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Service Description

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Our Supported Living  Program is an unlicensed community residential habilitation service provided in an individual's private residence. This program is long-term for individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who need a yearly average of 30 hours or less direct care staff contact per week.

Our Supported Living Program is an excellent choice for individuals who are on the road to independence. Supported Living offers 24-hour

access to direct care staff. The

staff focuses on each participant's

strengths and needs, while

respecting individual choice and

building a sense of independence.

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To help participating individuals prepare for healthy, productive, independent living,

Greene Arc Offers...

  • A structured environment

  • Life skills training in areas such as fire safety, first aid, general safety awareness, self-administration of medication, money management (developing a budget, shopping within budget), food management (nutrition and meal planning), food preparation, cooking, health/hygiene, career exploration, decision-making, use of community emergency resources, rights and responsibility of community living, transportation, social and recreational skills

  • Assistance in the development of the Individual Support Plan with goals and objectives

  • Assistance with vocational training and/or employment opportunities

  • Access to other community programs

  • Help in finding affordable housing

  • Transportation to attend appointments, work, vocational training and home visits

  • Medical services including physicals, vision care, hearing care and more

Rewarding Benefits

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  • Individuals will have the opportunity to live in their own home and be active members of their community.

  • They will be afforded the chance to have the "Everyday Life" experience within their community.

  • They will receive assistance as needed in developing the skills that will enhance this experience.

  • Their health and safety needs will

          be monitored by Agency personnel,

          consisting of trained Direct Care

          Staff and the Director of

          Community Programs.

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Staff Training

All staff must receive a minimum of 24 hours of training per year, and must be trained in the topics listed in the

pre-service and required training sections. The training calendar year is January 1 through December 31.

Pre-Service Training Shall Consist of, But Is Not Limited To:

  • The Individual Support Plan

  • Advocacy for Everyday Life

  • Individuals Bill of Rights

  • HIPAA

  • Community Participation

  • Relationship Building

  • CPR/First Aid

  • All support staff and individuals are initially trained (and then again annually) in Fire Safety at the home, which includes: General Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, Designated Responsibility and Meeting Place, Use of Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguisher and Smoking Safety.

There are currently 4 clients being served through Supported Living.

For More Information Contact:

Patricia Arthur, Community Programs Director

(724) 627-5511, Ext. 114 / Fax: (724) 852-1764

Email: parthur@greenearc.org