These services provide a home setting for persons who need supervision at all times. People are taught a variety of skills based on individual needs in a home environment. This type of service is also sometimes referred to as a group home. It is the agency’s goal that the homes blend into the surrounding neighborhood with little notice.
Adults who may have many of the skills necessary to live on their own choose ENCOR’s supported services. Supervision is provided for a specified number of hours per day or week to provide assistance needed for people to develop skills necessary to live and/or work independently in the community. Examples of services provided include: support with paying bills, grocery shopping, attending medical appointments and participating in social activities.
For people needing constant supervision a home teacher option is the most natural of ENCOR residential services for out of home placement. The person benefits by having the same living environment they would have if they were able to live in their own home. This option is much like foster care except that the agency hires the person as a staff member. The staff person completes an extensive training program and is accountable to the agency for specified requirements. This option affords people with stability by providing a family atmosphere whereby the person actually becomes a part of the home teacher’s family.