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To ensure individuals with developmental disabilities in the city of St. Louis have quality services, choices and full inclusion.
The St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources (DD Resources) is a publicly funded agency that distributes funds to service providers for community-based services to persons who are developmentally disabled and desire to remain in their homes and community. These agencies provide a variety of services ranging from life and job skills coaching to learning how to get along with others.
In addition to the 40 agencies that receive funding from DD Resources, there are four (4) in-house programs that provide services to city residents with developmental disabilities.
Project CaseFind is a community outreach program that identifies individuals living in the city of St. Louis with developmental disabilities. The primary goal of Project CaseFind is to make sure individuals are connected with ongoing long-term case management.
Targeted Case Management is a long-term case management program provided to eligible individuals age three (3) and above. Service Advocates in the Targeted Case Management program at the St. Louis Office for DD Resources meet with individuals on a regular basis to assist with the goals outlined in the individual's Person Centered Plan. The Targeted Case Management program receives reimbursement for services through the federal Medicaid program.
The Educational Coach program was implemented to assist St. Louis City parents and teachers in ensuring that children with disabilities receive an appropriate education. The Educational Coach program receives additional funding from the city of St. Louis Mental Health Board and the St. Louis Regional Office.
The Horizon Club is a 24-hour drop-in center for people without homes. Other funders include the City of St. Louis Department of Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, both of which seek to end homelessness.
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