For an individual with developmental disabilities, living on their own in the community—or even with their family—can be isolating. Daily tasks like budgeting and meal planning can seem overwhelming and finding fun activities to make life full can seem out of reach. That’s where Grace can help.
At Grace, Community Habilitation isn’t just a service. It’s a therapeutic relationship between an individual and a Habilitation Counselor. As they develop a partnership, they also take on life’s day-to-day tasks and obstacles together. The result? Skills to live with grace and joy. Ultimately, the feeling of empowerment when individuals are able to do things for themselves they could not do before.
Community Habilitation Services
Counselors not only help organize and conduct these tasks, they empower individuals to eventually perform them independently.
For individuals living independently, this crucial task can be daunting. A counselor will help your loved one learn how to budget and manage expenses, alleviating a very common stressor for families of people we serve.
From organizational skills to basic cleaning guidelines, this messy task becomes a joyful learning opportunity for the individuals under our care.
One way to combat the isolation that many individuals with developmental disabilities face is to get them integrated into their community, interacting with others. With a counselor’s help, many individuals form long-lasting, enriching relationships with others.
All work and no play is not healthy for anyone! Our counselors are experienced in placing the individuals they serve in appropriate and fulfilling recreational activities for the individuals they help.