Home & Community

Home & Community

Home and Community is a one-on-one service provided in a community setting to protect health and welfare and assist individuals in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills. Services consist of support in the general areas of self-care, communication, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, therapeutic activities, personal adjustment, relationship development, socialization, and use of community resources.  Home & Community consists of services designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, and improving the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. VIP’s (participants) learn, maintain, or improve skills through their participation in a variety of everyday life activities.


The activities and curriculum encourage individuals to use and develop the skills necessary to live within their community, live more independently, and be a productive, participating member in their community.


Home & Community includes transportation services provided by CARES employees.


The Home and Community Program may also be used to provide staff assistance to support individuals in the following ways:


  1. Support that enables the individual to access and use community resources such as instruction in using transportation, translator and communication assistance, and services to assist the individual in shopping and other necessary activities of community life.
  2. Support that assists the individual in developing or maintaining financial stability and security, such as plans for achieving self-support; general banking; personal and estate planning; balancing accounts; preparing income taxes; and recordkeeping.
  3. Support that enables an individual to participate in community projects, associations, groups, and functions, such as support that assists an individual to participate in a volunteer association or a community work project.
  4. Support that enables an individual to visit with friends and family in the community.
  5. Support that enables an individual to participate in public and private boards, advisory groups, and commissions.


For more information, contact our Home and Community Program Coordinator; Briann Derr, at (570) 225-7360 or bderr@cares4u.org.