Shared homes for shared experiences
Easterseals UCP’s group homes have always been nurturing environments for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to form community and thrive in their everyday lives. Our homes are located in places in which people with shared experiences intentionally live together.
Our group homes for individuals living with intellectual or developmental disabilities or mental health challenges offer 24-hour on-site support from our direct care providers in a family-style setting. While many group homes require residents to share rooms, Easterseals UCP adult group homes provide residents with their own rooms.
Residents are safely integrated into the household and the larger community through participation in maintaining the home, organized activities, day programs and work opportunities to enrich socialization and developmental skills. Residents have the opportunity to participate in group activities on the weekend, such as going to the movie theater, restaurants, bowling or attending church. We provide all transportation, supervision and ensure that medical needs are met during outings.
We offer group homes for adults that are male only, female only and co-ed, with a maximum of six residents in any one home. To ensure that residents are matched with the right living environment, each applicant is invited to visit the group home prior to placement to meet the other residents, see the home and learn more about what it would be like to live there. This also gives current residents the opportunity to interview their prospective new housemate.
Helping residents reach their goals
We are proud that some of our residents have been with us for more than 30 years! Easterseals UCP offers a unique continuum of care that is adaptable to the changing needs of the people we serve. We create pathways for residents to build skills and independence in a group living environment that prepares them for individual living, if that is their goal. Depending on skills and goals, residents are sometimes able to move into their own apartments as quickly as within a few months.
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