Community Living consists of a variety of living options in the community for individuals with a intellectual and developmental disabilities. These options include community-based ICF/IID group homes, supervised apartments, and supported living. All these programs emphasize training in community integration.
Community-based ICF/IID group homes provide intensive training, supervision, and guidance twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for each person based on a person centered plan development with the individual, his/her family and staff members.
The person’s training and support range from basic self-help to employment related actives.
Supervised apartments are for individuals who require less supervision than ICF/IID level of care. Typically, five to six individuals share two apartments located in the same vicinity with staff available twenty-four hours a day. Individuals receive intensive training in all areas required to eventually live as independently as possible.
Supported living is characterized by individuals living in their own apartments or homes either alone or with a roommate. Assistance is rendered as needed by program staff. These individuals have acquired the skills in most areas to live more independently. Staff visits the person periodically to assist in solving problems or training in such areas as money management, housekeeping, or employment.
Individuals age eighteen and older who have been certified as having intellectual and developmental disability are eligible for supervised apartments and supported living. Programs are located in Jackson, Pearl, Brandon, and Clinton. Community Support Service is offered to adults with an intellectual and developmental disability living in Jackson and Meridian, Certification for intellectual and developmental disabilities and ICF/IID level of care is done through an evaluation at Hudspeth Regional Center.