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Community Living and Home Supports

Community Homes

Community Homes allow individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with independence and dignity with the support of a caring and experienced staff. Offered through JEVS Community Living and Home Supports, Community Homes provides specialized 24-hour support for a single or a few individuals per residence in 22 Community Homes throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. Each community home offers an environment that enhances each individual’s interests and abilities, and an emphasis is placed on community involvement, stability, and maintaining important ties to families and loved ones.

Services

  • Supports individuals to achieve their full potential and independence
  • Maintains and strengthens relationships with friends and families
  • Actively supports engagement with the community — providing support for individuals to serve as volunteers; to engage in religious, cultural, and social activities; to use public transportation; to patronize local businesses; and to enjoy trips and vacations
  • Provides excellent direct support to ensure that the individual remains safe in a family-style home

Eligibility

Adults or young adults with an intellectual disability and Medicaid waiver approval.

Enrollment

All admissions referred through Intellectual disAbilities Services in Philadelphia, the Montgomery County Office of Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health, or the Pennsylvania State Office of Developmental Programs.

Contact Community Living and Home Supports for information.

Cost

Room and board charge is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Locations

Currently JEVS Human Services operates 20 Community Homes in the Northeast, Frankford and Mt. Airy sections of Philadelphia and 4 homes in Montgomery County.

Office Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: clhs@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

 

Life Sharing through Family Living

Life Sharing through Family Living allows individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities to live with the support of a loving and caring family within the community. Through this unique program, we encourage individuals to build relationships with new families while ensuring that each individual maintains strong ties to his or her own family of origin.

Services

  • Design and implementation of person centered plans according to individual needs and desires
  • Socialization via recreational, work, and community involvement
  • Therapeutic and health care supports

Eligibility

Adults or young adults with an intellectual disability and Medicaid waiver approval.

Enrollment

All admissions referred through Intellectual disAbilities Services in Philadelphia, the Montgomery County Office of Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health or the Pennsylvania State Office of Developmental Programs. Contact Life Sharing for information.

Cost

Room and board charge is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Office Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: lifesharing@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

The Calvin and Morris Hassel Residence

This program focuses on recovery, resilience, and self-determination for individuals 55 years and older who do not require skilled nursing care.  Services include lifestyles planning, financial management, providing individualized attention and involving clients in development of their own Individual Service Plans (ISP).  Regular activities are scheduled on site, including occupational therapy, cooking/baking, movement therapy, wellness program, visual arts programs, arts and crafts and bingo. 

Services

  • Medical supports assure the health and well-being of the individual
  • Regular activities in the home and in the community — including movement and pet therapy, neighborhood events, and yearly vacations
  • Supports in all activities of daily living to assure that basic needs are met and to ensure personal satisfaction and quality of life

Eligibility

Must be a senior, 55 years of age or older, with a mental illness.

Enrollment

Contact The Calvin and Morris Hassel Residence for information.

Cost

Room and board charge is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Home Location

3005 School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Central Office

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 9 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 215.842.1019
EMAIL: clhs@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

 

Community Residential Rehabilitation Services

This is a residential program for individuals who have been diagnosed with a primary mental health disorder.  Our trained staff provide support and education focused on helping participants become more self-sufficient and preparing them for independence and everyday life in their community.  Residents agree on goals during their annual Residential Service Plan meeting and receive assistance in meeting goals as needed.  It is the mission of this program to support individuals to transition to a more independent living situation.

Services

  • Individualized life skills training in areas such as self-medication, money management, housekeeping, personal care, cooking, and using public transportation for recreation and employment
  • Transportation to shopping, day programs, employment, appointments and visits
  • Support with finding appropriate day programming and employment, if applicable
  • Actively encourages engagement in community activities, including bowling, trips to the movies, and regular visits to religious and cultural activities
  • Support is provided to plan vacations

Eligibility

Individuals 18 years or older with a primary diagnosis of mental illness.

Enrollment

Contact Community Residential Rehabilitation Services for information.

Cost

Room and board charge is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Locations

Currently JEVS Human Services operates 4 homes in the Mt. Airy and Germantown sections of Philadelphia.

Office Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: clhs@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

 

In-Home Supports

In-Home Supports allow adults with intellectual disabilities to live in the comfort of their own home and maintain their independence with the support of committed caregivers. Individuals are supported and encouraged to make their own choices, develop new abilities, and cultivate their special talents in their homes and communities.

Services

  • Customized services and supports designed to respond to the needs of the individual and the primary caregiver
  • Shopping, cleaning
  • Participation in community activities, recreation
  • Financial counseling, money management
  • Access to medical appointments
  • Help and support for individuals to connect with others in their natural surroundings or to integrate into their communities

Eligibility

Adults and young adults, living in their own homes, who need assistance to continue to live independently.  Must be approved for Medicaid waiver or have other funding commitment. 

Enrollment

Contact In-Home Supports for information.

Cost

Funding for eligible participants is available through the Pennsylvania State Waiver Program.  If ineligible for funding, inquire about a private pay fee. 

Office Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday - Friday:  8 am-4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: inhomesupports@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

 

Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living allows allow adults with intellectual disabilities or mental illness to live in the comfort of home and maintain their independence with the support of committed and caring helpers.  Individuals are supported and encouraged to make their own choices, develop new abilities, and cultivate their special talents in their homes and communities.

Services

  • Customized services and supports designed to respond to the needs of the individual and the primary caregiver
  • Shopping, cleaning
  • Participation in community activities, recreation
  • Financial counseling, money management
  • Access to medical appointments
  • Help and support for individuals to connect with others in their natural surroundings or to integrate into their communities

Eligibility

Individuals 18 years of age or older with an intellectual disability or mental illness and Department of Behavioral Health or Intellectual disAbilities Services funding.  Participants must require 30 hours or less of support each week. 

Enrollment

Contact Supported Independent Living for information.

Cost

Rental cost is based on a review of the individual's income including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

Office Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday-Friday:  8 am-4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: clhs@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

 

Philadelphia Independence Network     

The Philadelphia Independence Network (PIN) strives to empower young adults with disabilities so they can live independent and full lives. PIN has created a co-ed community of young adults in their 20s with disabilities. Individuals in the program lead independent lives with support.

Services

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  • We provide organized socialization activities, including dining out, sporting events, and movie nights.
  • We encourage an active, healthy lifestyle and help participants get involved in their community.
  • PIN staff members make regular individual home visits to assess and assist each participant.

    Staff are available on a 24-hour basis to take emergency calls and respond as needed.

  • PIN helps members manage their free time through volunteerism and community involvement as well as social activities.
  • Life skills training - some in-home support including apartment housekeeping, apartment mate issues, meal planning and preparation and travel training are available through PIN.
  • More intense life skills training is available, as needed, for an additional fee.
  • JEVS Human Services can provide employment services such as vocational assessment, job development and on-the-job coaching. These services may be funded through OVR or are available for an additional fee. Click here and scroll down for details: JEVS Employment Network Services
  • Families serve as an active advisory board.

Enrollment

Members find and pay for their own housing. 

Members must be willing and able to work, volunteer and/or be involved in educational programs.

JEVS Employment Network can provide a guided employment search as well as vocational training.

Participants can continue their education at one of the many local schools or colleges.

>Download Program Admission Criteria

Eligibility

Young adults with intellectual/developmental, physical or mental health disabilities who are in their 20s and have demonstrated the potential to live independently.

Cost

>Download Program Costs

Location

Central Office:

JEVS Human Services

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Narberth Office:

113 N. Essex Avenue

Narberth, PA 19072

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8678 or 484.270.8678
EMAIL: pin@jevs.org

Application

>Download Admission Application

>Download Program Fact Sheet

>Download Pennsylvania Waiver Programs

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