Home & Community Services
In-Home and Community Supports
In-Home and Community Supports (previously known as Home and Community Habilitation-or HCH) meets an absolutely critical need for individuals and families in our community. Through the provision of this service individuals acquire, maintain, and/or improve upon the skills necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, or to be more productive and participatory in community life. Services consist of support in the general areas of communication, health maintenance, money management, relationship development, meal preparation, and the use of community resources. Professional and dedicated staff provides this face-to-face support at the individual’s residence, or other agreed upon location, and at a frequency that meets the individual’s level of need at the time. In-Home and Community Supports also enhances the quality of life for persons residing in long-term care facilities, by providing 1:1 personalized time and attention to promote stimulation and interaction.
In 2012-2013, The Arc expanded our already existing, but small, Home and Community Services department by accepting referrals that were available because another agency decided not to provide that service any longer. We grew from serving 6 individuals to serving 21 people in one year and we have continued that growth. It is rewarding to be able to offer individuals and their families services that they so desperately need but the true rewards lie in seeing the independence flourish in those we serve!
The Arc’s Home and Community Services have experienced significant growth in recent years as this service blossoms into a vital service provision of the future. The Arc is excited to provide high-quality person-centered services to persons throughout Centre County!
The Arc accepts referrals for these services from Centre County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention-Drug and Alcohol Program Office.
This program is also funded in part by Centre County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention-Drug and Alcohol Program Office. and also receives funding from the Centre County United Way.