Yonkers, Bronx, Queens
Options for Independence
Community Residences for Individual Needs
Our Community Residences are homes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Each resident is safe and supported as they bond with others in their home and acquire the skills that will allow them the greatest level of independence. With five or six people living in each home, it’s a close family atmosphere. Residents also have opportunities to engage with the larger community as well.
Services include 24-hour support, assistance with household chores, life-skills and transportation training, clinical support and recreational activities — all guided by the individual’s strengths and the aspirations as expressed in their Guiding Star workbook.
Our residences are licensed by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
Independence and the personal goals of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities are the focus of our residential programs. We teach the skills you need to become as independent as possible and to achieve outcomes that are meaningful to you.
We focus on identifying the individual strengths, dreams, and aspirations of each individual. Those strengths and aspirations provide the roadmap for each individual’s journey to independence.
The Stars That Guide Our Services
Every individual in our program develops a life plan — their Guiding Star Workbook — that reflects what is important to them, who is important to them, as well as their dreams and goals, and the accomplishments that make them proud. This workbook helps our staff get to know each person as an individual and guides the services we provide. The Guiding Star Workbooks ensure that we have the information we need to help the people we serve achieve their personal goals.
Contact us today to learn more about our IDD residences.
Living More Independently
Even as an 18-year-old, Denise knew it would be a challenge to be more independent and to manage her emotions. With the support of her family, she made the move to the Rising Ground Glover residence for adults with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities. Now 22, she has learned skills that help her make decisions for herself. She’s getting on-the-job training in the Pre-Vocational Training program, working in the café, doing maintenance work, and delivering mail to offices. She has improved judgment, is better at dealing with her emotions, and has learned to acknowledge more quickly when she has made a mistake. Living more independently now, Denise is happy with her progress.
I Make Spaghetti With Meatballs
Heriberto and Mark became friends while living together at Rising Ground's Popham House, where they learned how to cook and clean alongside other residents with developmental disabilities. But they were both ready and excited for the next step – moving together into a Rising Ground Supportive Apartment of their own. They continue to receive support from the staff, who take them to the supermarket and help them read the labels so they buy healthy food. They also benefit from financial supervision, teaching them how to manage their money and making sure that their paychecks are deposited correctly into their bank accounts. Both Heriberto and Mark are enjoying the freedom of living on their own.