ENCOR Residential Services
Living in the Community
People with developmental disabilities live in homes located throughout the
five-county area that ENCOR serves. The homes blend into the surrounding
neighborhood with little notice. The amount of staffing depends on the
individual’s capabilities. For adults who have most of the skills necessary for
independent living, ENCOR will provide occasional staff supervision in their
homes – helping individuals with daily activities such as money management,
attending to medical needs, grocery shopping, socialization and personal care.
In these situations adults reside with friends or on their own. For persons
with more needs, ENCOR provides homes with continual staff supervision. These
homes comply with the applicable state regulatory authorities.
Twenty-four hour assisted
residential services provide a home setting for persons who need supervision
at all times. The physical and/or developmental needs of the individual
Supported living provides services for adults who have most of the
skills necessary to be on their own. Supervision is provided
periodically for a specified number of hours per day to provide the assistance
needed to develop skills necessary for living in the community.
home teacher services are the most natural of the residential services that ENCOR provides. The individual benefits from the same living environment that
they have if he or she were living in their own home. It affords the
individual with stability by providing a family concept. The person actually
becomes part of the home teacher’s family.
The Medical Support Unit
provides medical stabilization for children, adolescents, and
adults. Services include respite for families who have a medical need
that requires monitoring by a nurse. Placements range in duration of
MSU being a permanent home, to
weekend respite, and in some instances a more lengthy stay
may be required before returning home .
Respite, provides support to families which enables them to keep
their family member with a developmental disability at home. Respite
is important because it provides families with the opportunity to attend to
a family crisis, or “take a break” from the day to day care of their family
member who is disabled. Respite care is provided in a licensed
residence or in-home placement with a private provider.
Based services provide specialized guidance and support to the individual in
their family’s home. The family and/or the individual identify areas in which
they require assistance, and an intervention plan is developed in conjunction
with the individual’s team. Staff will offer guidance and support until the
intervention is no longer necessary.
ENCOR Vocational/Day Services
Working and Learning
a productive member of the community is a normal part of life. Since
1968, ENCOR has helped
individuals earn paychecks that compensate their production
abilities – and find the self-esteem that comes from a job well done. ENCOR
Vocational services provide employment opportunities to persons over the age of 21.
We offer two
distinct vocational training opportunities.
Training Centers - Day services are located in each of ENCOR’s service
areas in Omaha, Fremont, Bellevue and Blair-where training opportunities for
individuals age 21 and over are provided. These work centers provide
training in basic and advanced work skills. Where possible, the ultimate
goal is placement in a work site for those who have the capability. If
necessary, the ITC can provide long-term placement for training and
employment. Those with severe disabilities can receive training for
self-help, cognitive and socialization skills, while others are given skills
training for actual jobs. Work skills training includes completion of
simple assemble, packaging, or wood products for area businesses. Each
worker is paid based on individual productivity and in conjunction with
prevailing industry wages.
||Work Stations in Industry
(WSI’s) are located in businesses and industries throughout ENCOR’s
service areas. This program prepares developmentally disabled people for
work in an actual business. They work side-by-side people without disabilities,
and their training emphasizes: worker-supervisor relationships, co-worker
relationships, industrial safety knowledge, quality of work, production
speed, working in a competitive business environment, goal setting and
evaluation. A written agreement is made with businesses stipulating that ENCOR will provide a stable work force, training, supervision, payroll
administration, insurance, workman’s compensation and wage certification.
The business provides the equipment and space required for the specific job.
While the employer assumes basic overhead costs, ENCOR may assign some costs
for specialized training and supervision.
Areas of training
in both settings include production, quality control, co-worker relations,
worker/supervisor relations, industrial safety and work habits. In addition,
each work setting provides for assessment and goal-setting with movement to
competitive jobs as an ultimate goal.
Supported Employment/Job placement
available on a limited basis. When a person demonstrates the ability to
work independently, they become eligible for job placement assistance. Our
staff prepares individuals by providing the training needed to be successful
in competitive employment. This includes: job readiness training, job
searches, job placement, job creation, job coaching and ongoing support.
The Supported Employment program seeks out job opportunities for persons who
want to work. We are willing to work with individual circumstances and
schedules and try to create a supported employment program for them.
Success of the placement depends on the person's ability to perform the
duties expected on the job.
Additional Services Offered by
ENCOR may also arrange for physical, speech and
occupational therapy. Retirement supports, and activities including life style
choices are provided for older persons to enjoy and actively participate in.
Behavior Management Services Provide Support to
Both Residential and Day Services
Behavior management support is
offered to individuals to enhance their skills and reduce behaviors so that they
may participate in and contribute to their community.
Behavior management specialists continually provide program evaluation and
How to Obtain Services
State of Nebraska Health & Human Services System
Developmental Disabilities Service Coordination Offices:
Douglas, Sarpy, and
Cass Counties: Local Field Office #6, in Omaha at (402)
595-1245 or 595-2700.
Dodge and Washington
Counties: Local Field
Office #4 in Fremont at (402) 727-3245.