Community and Family Services

Helping individuals and families achieve their goals

Community and Family Services (CFS) helps individuals and families by providing creative, flexible, and supportive services and resources that meet their home or community needs. CFS services are often provided in a one-to-one ratio.

Community and Family Services

This program supports individuals in seeking valued and active participation in integrated activities that build on the individual’s interests, preferences, gifts, and strengths while reflecting the person’s goals with regard to community involvement and membership.

CN services exist to increase an individual’s connection to and engagement in formal and informal community supports. Services are designed to develop flexible, sustainable, and supportive community relationships. Individuals are introduced to community resources that are available in their area to develop skills that facilitate integration into their community. Outcomes for this service include positive relationships, valued community roles, and involvement in preferred community activities/organizations/groups/projects/other resources.

FPSS provides a structured, strength-based relationship between a Family Peer Advocate (FPA) and the parent/family member/caregiver for the benefit of the individual.

An FPA provides nonclinical family peer support by sharing valuable personal knowledge-based experience in supporting and providing care to a family member with an intellectual/developmental disability.

This service may also include identifying and developing formal and informal support, instilling confidence,  or assisting in the development of individual and family goals. The FPA serves as an advocate, mentor and/or facilitator for the resolution of issues and brings the skills necessary to enhance and improve the health and well-being of the individual and their family unit. All of these supports serve to reduce caregiver stress and isolation.

FPSS serves as a resource for parents and families, enhancing their skills so they can more effectively understand and contribute to planning processes and access services. FPSS aims to promote positive functioning and enhance the ability of family members to live successfully in their home and community.

Developing positive family rapport is critical to the effectiveness of this service, making personal, face-to-face visits a necessity. In-person support may be supplemented by phone or electronic correspondence as needed.

CFS supports individuals needing specialized skill training in any area that fosters independence. Individual Skill Development provides training on specific goals identified by the individual and their support team.

This service solely focuses on those identified goals and tracks progress. The environment for support is directly related to meeting those specific goals–whether at home or in the community.

Complex skills development includes, but is not limited to: domestic and home maintenance; budgeting; money management; and using public transportation.

Respite services support individuals while providing relief for the family/caretakers.

At the request of caretakers, Impact Support Services will arrange safe, supervised care for the supported individual.

Respite services can be provided in the individual’s home or community and may include recreational or educational activities.

Dedicated Team

We have a dedicated and caring team with engaged and enthusiastic staff. Family members feel confident knowing loved ones are safe and secure while accessing the community and having new and fun experiences.

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