In-Home Support Services
When a family needs assistance in caring for a family member with developmental disabilities, the In Home Supports Services program can help. This program derives its uniqueness from its ability to respond to the needs and desires of the individual by soliciting the individual's input as part of the service design process. Our goal is to allow the individual to live in the comfort of home and maintain his or her independence with the support of committed caregivers. Our direct services staff will come to your home to administer the support your family member needs. Our staff members are trained to provide a wide range of services to support individuals and to encourage them to make their own choices, develop new abilities, and cultivate their special talents in their homes and communities.
Services and supports are customized and designed to respond to the needs of the individual and the primary caregiver. They include, but are not limited to:
- Shopping, cleaning
- Participation in community activities, community access, recreation, socialization, and life skills
- Financial counseling, money management, budgeting
- Access to medical appointments
- Help and support for individuals to connect with others in their natural surroundings or to integrate into their communities
- Specialized services as described and designed by individuals
Enrollment is solely through referral from the Department of Human Services in Philadelphia and from the Offices of Mental Retardation throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Contact your supports coordinator for a referral.
For More Information
For additional information on In Home Supports Services, see information in the Pennsylvania Home and Community Services and Supports Directory (HCSIS) under Divine Providence Village. For referral information, admission inquiries, or for any other information, please contact the In Home Supports Services Coordinator at 484.908.6593.