OPWDD Certified Residential Opportunities Referral Process – Free Virtual Information Session

FREE Virtual Webinar Event Topic: Webinar for Care Coordinators: OPWDD Certified Residential Opportunities Referral Process   At this Virtual Lunch and Learn event, OPWDD Team members will review the steps that are required by CCOs when submitting the CRO referral for people supported. They’ll also discuss their process for reviewing referrals, types of certified settings, and how the certified placement process works When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Presenter: Residential Supports Liaison and Vacancy Management Team Members from the Regional DDRO/OPWDD Office. Registration: To register please complete the form below or contact Matt Fico, Community Outreach Coordinator, …

Kitchen renovation

Grant makes housing renovations possible

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Renovations in two of our residential houses are complete! These projects are made possible by a grant from Access to Home. Project #1 A tight kitchen space is opened up to accommodate everyone. This particular kitchen serves 10 people plus staff. An update is much-needed as many of the residents use wheelchairs and are unable to reach counters and appliances. The kitchen was very closed in there wasn’t much room for movement. Renovations include new appliances, lower counters, and an island on wheels that can be moved as necessary.  Architect Dave Strabel worked closely with our team here to provide …

Independent Living: Brandy’s Story

Stories Of People We Support

Brandy moved from Clarissa Street to Fernwood Park in 2015.  This was at a time that more person centered supports were being adopted by The Arc Monroe and direct care for Brandy meant more opportunities for her to assume responsibility and the associated risks, especially in an independent apartment setting. Soon after she moved to Fernwood, Brandy expressed her desire to visit a close friend in Chicago, Illinois.  She worked to earn her independence with her medication administration, saved her money for her ticket and with all the groundwork laid for daily communication and ensuring Brandy’s safety in case of …