REACH Support Services fit program delivery to the needs of the individuals we serve. Our focus is to meet a person’s immediate needs with supportive, meaningful community participation and relationships. Support Services are delivered to children and adults in several forms: individually, environmentally, and in partnership with families.
Children and Youth
Support services for children and youth includes person-centered programs and supports to individuals experiencing developmental disabilities from age 3 through 22. We work in partnership with families to identify their unique needs and develop a plan to promote participation by children and young adults in their home, school and community lives. Services include one-on-one home and community supports, inclusive afterschool activities and a summer camp with a focus on engaging children in recreational opportunities, community fieldtrips, developing daily living skills, and fostering enduring friendships.
REACH works with each individual to fit services around the person based on their needs and preferences. We provide services where and when they are needed. REACH staff assists people living in a variety of settings: in a community home owned by REACH, in the person’s apartment or home, or in the family’s home. Our focus is to meet a person’s immediate needs and support meaningful community inclusion, participation, and relationships.
A person may be independent in some areas of life but need help on occasion if not daily. REACH’s independent living teams support people and families who are fairly independent or who are moving toward greater independence. Examples of support include household maintenance, budgeting, cooking, recreation or transportation.
People with developmental or intellectual disabilities and delays have a right to live in their own homes. The benefits of this are well documented. The Community Living Program assists people who need more comprehensive support, either due to significant medical issues or because of safety concerns. The Community Living Program has two options – support in REACH-owned homes or in a family’s or individual’s home.
REACH owns four community homes where groups of individuals live together with round-the-clock staff support. While individual goals are supported, residents of these homes share meals, activities and common spaces in a family-like environment. Community homes foster cooperative relationships, friendships, respect for others, and cooperation.
The Medically Complex Team within the Community Living Program assists people with extensive medical needs. As with all REACH services, staff support meaningful community participation and engagement based on the individual’s preferences, and the staff are also ensuring their more significant health needs are being addressed.