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Home Life assists people with developmental disabilities to enjoy active, productive, and independent lives.
Home Life began in Corvallis, OR in 1972, when parents wanted alternatives for their family members to be challenged to grow and move away from home and yet not be placed in the state institution. With early assistance from the Association for Retarded Citizens (The Arc), Home Life is now an independent agency supporting 50+ individuals at 6 programs and one Vocational Alternative to Employment program.
Home Life is a private, non-profit organization providing safe, integrated community living services that enhances the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. Our supports promote opportunities for each person to be a part of, and to participate in, the same valued life experiences as do other citizens. Clients learn and practice living skills which encourage happy, productive and interdependent lives. Services fall within five program areas:
1. The Supported Living Program serves 22 clients who live in a variety of home settings in Benton County. Supported living refers to the individualized support services delivered to clients who live in their own homes or apartments. Levels of support are based upon individual needs and preferences that may include up to 24 hour support involving roommates, neighbors, family and friends. Our services promote building friendships, increasing recreation/leisure activities, and learning socialization skills.
2. The Self Directed Support/CoHo Program serves 8 clients. This program serves 5 clients that privately pay Home Life for services. 3 clients live in our CoHo residence where they are exposed to special opportunies involving community closeness and neighborly support. Services that are provided to both divisions are similar to those offered in Supported Living.
3. The Koebel House program serves 7 clients. This program provides 24 hour supervision with an emphasis on building daily living skills, recreation/leisure activities, and socialization skills.
4. The Mumford House Program serves 10 clients. This is a federally subsidized home serving the needs of the senior disabled. This program provides 24 hour supervision with an emphasis on activity participation and the fragile, medical needs associated with our aging clientele.
5. The Duplex Program serves 4 clients. This program provides 24 hour intensive supervision specializing in serving clients with a dual diagnosis; individuals with a history of mental illness and developmental disabilities. We provide support for individuals to maintain life's up and down cycles in a positive way to be successful in managing one's own activities of daily living.
6. The Hayes Program serves 4 clients. This program provides 24 hour supervision with an emphasis on building daily living skills, recreation/leisure activities, and socialization skills.
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