(a) Apartments Model
Since one size does not fit all, this cost effective innovative living arrangements has become the wave of the future where about two to three individuals live as roommates.
It removes such stigma like the traditional group home, and provides Residents the opportunity to live in middle class apartment complexes, enjoying all the recreational amenities that come with it. In line with our operational model, CLRI design this
apartment model for the best interest of the Residents considering geographical locations, Age, interests, physical ability, and the level of support needed by each room mate. All these matching factors help CLRI in determining the best fit of support arrangements needed from one apartment model to another. When roommates share commonalities on a daily basis, it improves socialization and everyday quality of life.
(b) Shared Living Arrangement (SLA)
Another segment of Support Services available at Community Living of Rhode Island is the Shared Living Arrangement SLA. Community Living of Rhode Island was Certified by Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) as an Authorized Placement Agency to help provide another type of Residential Support Options for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, who will reside with and receive customized supports from someone who has contracted with the Authorized Placement Agency (CLRI) to be a Home Provider for that Individual.
This type of Supports services in the Developmental and Mental Health Disabilities system are designed to provide a safe environment that allows individuals with intellectual Disabilities to meet their fullest potential and to be included in the everyday fabrics of our society. Shared Living Arrangements can have a significant positive impact on outcomes and the quality of life for individuals with diverse disabilities. While the benefit to the individual is the driving force behind this option, there are other notable benefits as well. All individuals with disabilities benefit from the increased community awareness of the value, potential and many contributions people with disabilities can make to their communities.
Community Living, as the Authorized Placement Agency for Shared Living will administer the program and recruit individuals as Shared Living Providers. Note! The role of the Shared Living Provider however, is not the same as the traditional foster care role of providing basic care in a family atmosphere. A Shared Living Provider’s role entails that of an advocate, friend, mentor and support provider, who will not only share their home with a person with Intellectual disability, but will assist the individual with connecting to the community, teaching new skills, developing friendships and making life choices that will lead to a satisfying, safe and productive lifestyle for the individual. Shared Living is highly personalized and offers individuals a greater opportunity to choose the person(s) with whom they will live and have greater control of how they will live day-to-day.
(c) Respite Services