Services provided starting July 1, 2020:
Community Participation Supports (CPS):
At LCIS, community participation is always at the forefront of our programming. We are now providing programming through our Jessie’s House Day Program that allows for staff to provide transportation from each individual’s home and throughout their local communities.
We provide services in a half-day or full- day model, depending on what is best for each individual. We also provide for individuals who may need a 1:1 staffing ratio by pairing with other 1:1s within community activities, so everyone is being socialized and participating with friends.
Our primary focus is on finding activities and volunteer opportunities that are centered around individual choice and preference. Client’s will help in creating the weeks schedule and will work on budgeting out their week and activity choices.
Our center is located in Phoenixville, PA and can also be used as a home-base in between activities when needed.
This service will only be offered to it’s full extent when your county is within the green phase of county restrictions. Certain restrictions and safety measures may still be enforced to provide safe and appropriate programming. A combination involving virtual and community time is suggested when transitioning out of the red and yellow phases of county restrictions.
CPS can be utilized within the community only (our center will be mandated to be closed during this phase) and with specific restrictions and safety measures in place. Limited time will be offered and a combination involving virtual and community time is suggested when transitioning into the green phase of county restrictions.
CPS will not be offered at all during the red phase of county restrictions; however, services can be provided through our virtual day program (please see below).
In-home and Community Supports:
Although, we encourage all of our friends to join us in the community with their friends for socialization and further community involvement, we understand that in-home supports may be beneficial for a few friends who are apprehensive to join staff/ friends in the community or need a slower transition into a daily routine within their community. This is a great service for those individuals who would ultimately like to participate in CPS services, but need to adjust to staff and a new routine prior to venturing out in the community. This service can include daily tasks and skills to learn throughout the home environment, as well as helping an individual to slowly ease into the community with staff supports for shorter amounts of time than our typical CPS day.
In-home and community supports can fully function within the home and out in the community when in the green phase of restrictions. Certain restrictions and safety measures may still be enforced to provide safe and appropriate programming.
In-home and community supports can be utilized within the community and within the home with specific restrictions and safety measures in place. Limited time will be offered and a combination involving virtual and community time is suggested when transitioning out of the red phase of county restrictions.
In-home and community will only be offered on an emergency needed basis (ex.: caretakers are considered essential workers; caretakers are older and need assistance in providing for their loved-one throughout the day within the home) during the red phase of county restrictions; however, most services will be provided through our virtual program (please see below).
Virtual Day Program:
Our virtual program is a new service that started in early May. We have found that this is a great service for when we may find ourselves in a pandemic; however, it is also a great service for those who may find themselves unable to attend a program due to the fact that they are sick often or for those unable to attend their usual day program hours due to an unplanned hospital or home stay. Our program involves trained and approved staff who provide sessions through a virtual meeting platform. Groups are kept small (no more than 3 individuals per group) and involve different types of activities such as arts and crafts, physical activities, games, karaoke and life skills practice for around the home. We also work with community members to assist us in providing videos or to join us for a session virtually to bring a little part of the community to our friends while they remain safe at home.
Our virtual day program will only be available to those who have requested services through their SC due to specified personal circumstances. This service may also be used in combination with our community-based supports when transitioning out of a red or yellow phase.
Virtual day program can be combined with our community-based services during the yellow phase of county restrictions and when transitioning into the green phase.
Virtual programming will be offered and available to all current clients in place of any community-based services within our program. We also offer the service to anyone who may have had their program close and are looking for a form of stability and routine when your day program is not available. Please contact your SC about reaching out to our team!