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Residential Supports

Our Residential Supports program offers a range of housing options including apartments, condos, shared living, single family homes, and residential group homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This diversity allows the agency to be flexible and responsive to each individual’s needs and preferences. We provide support around activities of daily living, health and money management, advocacy, and community involvement.

Approach:

Our team utilizes a person-centered approach to understand what services and supports each resident needs. We recognize that all residents have their own strengths and challenges, and we value each as an individual with capabilities and self-determination. The program ensures individual control, fosters meaningful relationships, encourages personal growth and well-being, and results in an integrated and dignified life in local communities. 

Eligibility:

Individuals must be 22 years old and referred by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for residential care. We work with each individual and their family to develop Individual and Family Support Plans. In conjunction with input from the individuals themselves, family members, DDS, and The Arc, these plans allow individuals to live alone, with a roommate or family, or in one of our group homes.

Locations:

We have group homes in Braintree, Hingham, Milton, Rockland, Scituate, and Weymouth.

Services:

Staff provide residents with direct care and emergency support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We offer a range of services, including:

  • Instruction and support with daily routines such as eating and food preparation, personal hygiene and bathing, dressing, toileting, and laundry
  • Health management monitoring, including daily medications, medical appointments, and opportunities for movement and exercise
  • Money management monitoring, including paying bills, establishing budgets, and allowing for savings
  • Advocacy for individuals and their families
  • Community involvement, including volunteering, social activities, group activities and meals, and more

Smart Home Technology:

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our residents; therefore, maintaining safe and accessible homes is a top priority. In addition to updating and modernizing our group homes, we are incorporating Smart Home technology. This technology allows residents to take ownership of everyday tasks with the support of voice- or computer-activated devices, cameras, sensors, and more. For many of us, these devices are a convenience or a luxury; however, for people with disabilities, they are powerful enablers that allow them to live safer, more independent, and empowered lives.

Below are pictures of a group home in Braintree that we renovated in 2021.

Experience:

The Arc has been operating residential homes for more than three decades and is licensed and certified by DDS. At the agency’s license renewal in November 2021, The Arc received a rating of 100% and was commended for its exemplary care. 

For more information about the Residential Supports program, please contact Lisa Weeks, Residential Director, at (781) 335-1014 or LWeeks@ArcSouthShore.org.

In 70 Years we have...

  • People Helped

    100,000

  • Volunteers Engaged

    7,000

  • Local and National Partnerships

    1,000

  • Communities Served

    85

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