The Arc of Hunterdon provides residential placement services for
individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities
throughout Hunterdon County.
We currently support group homes, supervised apartments
and supported living arrangements.
For information about our residential services, please contact:
Cori Garofalo- Associate Executive Director & Director of Residential
Traditionally, we offer three types of Residential Programs to adult individuals with developmental disabilities within the Hunterdon County community.
1. Group Homes 2. Supervised Apartments 3. Supported Living
Each of these programs ensures all individuals have their own bedroom, privacy when they choose, and their rights’ respected. The homes are staffed by highly qualified employees of The Arc of Hunterdon County, who are all comprehensively trained in supporting adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Each of these types of residential programs offer high-quality care to every resident.
All residential programs offer a level of supervision, depending on the individuals’ needs. Each home and program vehicle is maintained by The Arc of Hunterdon County. Staffing supports include, but are not limited to: medical management, medication administration, grocery shopping and menu planning, emergency preparedness, transportation to and from errands and/or activities, budget assistance, recreational schedules, assistance with daily living skills, domestic skill building and personal enrichment services.
The differences in these three programs can be summarized by the following:
GROUP HOMES have 2-7 individuals residing in them. Staffing supports are offered 24 hours a day. Group home staff coordinate schedules, perform household management tasks and assist residents with all daily living skills.
SUPERVISED APARTMENTS have 1-3 individuals living together and may offer staff on premises 24 hours a day; but not necessarily directly in the apartment. This offers individuals more freedom if they choose to be more independent. They have support who check in every few hours and are always only a phone call away.
SUPPORTED LIVING PROGRAMS
SUPPORTED LIVING PROGRAMS have individuals living independently and have minimal assistance from support staff. They have staff a phone call away and a set amount of hours per week. Individuals who qualify for supported living programs must safely administer their own medications, handle an emergency appropriately, and maintain their home independently.