Caregivers often worry about who will take care of a family member if they become unable to. Meanwhile, people with disabilities frequently dream about living in a home of their own.
Achieva’s “A Home of My Own” can help families prepare for the unknown while helping those who need limited support to live more independently. A “A Home of My Own” blends the private resources of families and people with disabilities with public or government funding and natural supports to make living more independently within the community a reality.
Achieva has Housing Specialists that have experience with housing, transportation, employment, health care, government benefits, and Medicaid home and community-based waiver supports. Housing Specialists work with people with disabilities, their families, service coordinators, and support coordinators to discuss ideas about housemates, type of housing (house, apartment, condo), location, hours of support needed, types of support needed, both natural/paid supports, as well as the type/level of family support.
Achieva has Life Coaches who assist people to meet their individualized goals, including maintaining their home, learning public transportation, meeting new people, and learning new skills, such as grocery shopping.