Community Programs – Children & Adults
Oak Hill’s group homes provide quality homes for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. Our Homes are located throughout Connecticut. Each home has been carefully designed to accommodate the needs of the people living in them. Our homes have full-time and part-time support staff, supervisors, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and social workers. Our staff also includes dieticians, managers, and behavior specialists. Most participants have their own bedroom. Two to eight program participants live in a home with the average being six per home .
We offer homes for children and adults and work with each program participant’s planning team to provide a successful transition. Homes for children under 21 are dedicated to supporting children with medically complex needs or behavioral challenges and to providing continuity of learning from school to home.
Every Oak Hill group home features:
- Highly qualified professionals
- Daily person-centered activities designed to enhance learning and personal competencies
- Leisure time activities that encourage the pursuit of hobbies and development of friendships
- Emphasis on community integration
- Safe, comfortable, and personalized environments
For people with independent living skills, individualized home supports provide regular, but not live-in-support. Individuals receive the supports necessary to learn, grow and be a part of their community.
Our professional staff provides support with:
- Health and nutritional concerns
- Scheduling and attending personal appointments
- Household budgeting and personal finances
- Retention of daily living skills transportation to outings
Apply for a Group or Individualized Home Placement –
Individuals must be enrolled in the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Comprehensive Waiver Program to receive residential services.
Need help getting started?
Contact Doug Duford, Senior Director, Community Programs or Douglas.Duford@OakHillCT.org
Waiver Types Defined
The Comprehensive Waiver is for people who live in licensed group homes, community-training homes or assisted living. It can also be used for people who live in their own home or their family’s home, who are in need of a comprehensive level of supports, usually because of significant physical, behavioral or medial support needs.