Woodfords Residential Services program for adults provides living opportunities for adults with special needs that are tailored to the specific needs of each person. At Woodfords, we understand that people don’t just need a place to live, they need a home and natural supports. Our program offers both Residential and Shared Living placements.
The program offers residential settings designed to serve as an extension of the family. Woodfords provides around-the-clock staffing. Our staff are well trained in the needs of the consumers for whom we provide services and play an important role in enriching their lives on a daily basis.
The continued participation of family and friends in the lives of the consumer is an important part of residential placements outside the home. Additionally, families are an ongoing part of the quality control and function as overseers in the agency's quality enhancement program. Visits are welcome any time.
Woodfords also offers residential settings for individuals who need help going from a structured facility to a home where they can work on specific skills so they may be able to live on their own with out supports. Staff will help in the areas of budgeting, cooking, grocery shopping and anything an individual may need in order to become independent.
The Shared Living program is designed to provide family/home-based services to adults ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities who are not able to live independently. The program provides support to the individual in a natural, family environment and is an alternative to a group home setting. The Shared Living program focuses on fostering relationships and promoting community inclusion.
The goal is to match the individual with an appropriate family with similar interests to provide a stable support system and assist the individual in reaching their full potential. Our program is strengths-based and tailored to the specific needs of the individual.
Woodfords believes in close collaboration with team members to ensure that quality services are being provided and that the best interests of the individual are being served. Team members include the individual, the individual's guardian (if applicable), the direct support provider, the DBDS Individual Support Coordinator, the Woodfords Shared Living Specialist, and other members who are involved in the individual's life. Through the support of our trained providers and team members, individuals are offered assistance in the areas of education, employment, recreation, family inclusion, health/mental health and independent living skills. We are committed to providing individuals with inclusion into their community and support this philosophy in the services that we provide.
Becoming a Shared Living Provider
Shared Living Providers open up their homes to adults with developmental disabilities. Providers are independent contractors who receive a generous stipend, training, supervision and 24/7 emergency on-call support.
Qualifications of a Shared Living Provider include:
- · Must be in good physical and mental health
- · Must have experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities
- · Must support individuality and growth
- · Must be creative, flexible and enjoy challenges
- · Must possess a willingness to work with team members and service agencies