Adults with Developmental Disabilities
People with developmental disabilities are capable of leading full and productive lives, and Volunteers of America’s programs for this population reflect this belief. Whether helping a client (or consumer) learn to navigate public transportation, succeed at a job, or keep their apartment clean, the goal for all the individuals we serve in these programs, is to help them reach their full potential to live safely, and as independently as they can, integrated into their communities.
- The Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) program on Staten Island offers scattered-site apartments for adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities, requiring a wide range of supportive services. Some consumers have staff with them 24-hours every day, others need far less intensive support, but all, have case management plans that reflect their individual independent-living, vocational and recreational goals. For information please call (718) 448-4730
- Alletta House in Northern New Jersey serves residents with developmental disabilities in a small, residential community setting. For information please call (732) 827-2444. This program is accredited by CARF.
- Charter Oak Community Support Services In Connecticut, helps adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, and young people transitioning from high school, reach their vocational, social and independent-living goals. Ninety percent of our clients are employed and all have individual service plans that focus on their strengths, build on existing support systems and address areas needing remediation.
For information please call (203) 612-9595