Helping people with developmental disabilities gain independent-living skills
Catholic Charities In-Home Program: Services for Persons with Disabilities provides residential and community-based teaching and assistance for people with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury within their own homes or apartments, or in a foster home setting. Our In-Home Program is a positive alternative that helps with the development and maintenance of personal care and daily living skills needed by disabled persons to remain independent and self-sufficient.
Collaborative, team approach to self-realization and direction
Catholic Charities In-Home Program begins with a 45-day assessment by a professional staff of QMRPs (Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals) and an Interdisciplinary Team which sets goals and objectives based upon the person's strengths and areas that could realize some improvement. Personalized plans are developed to meet the unique needs of each individual served. Clients also receive the benefits of our staff's specialized training in autism and other developmental disabilities and their openness to networking with other agencies to provide a variety of specialized services such as assisted technology, essential lifestyle plans, and behavioral plans.
Skills Trainers meet with their clients in their homes on a regular basis and assists them with increasing their independent living skills which include:
- Financial Services
- Self Care Skills
- Home-living skills
- Resource access
- Meal planning and preparation
- Social and recreational skills
- Utilization of transportation
Catholic Charities In-Home Program: Services for Persons with Disabilities is available in the following counties:
Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
People eligible for Catholic Charities In-Home Program must be referred by their county social service office.
(Please check your local telephone book for listings.)