Intellectual Disabilities Services
Strawberry Fields, Inc. specializes in residential programs to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The purpose is to achieve greater independence, choice, control, and opportunity in their lives. We strive to offer the highest quality of services and supports that are flexible, innovative, and person-centered. All individuals are treated with dignity and respect and are assisted to live a life similar to people without a disability so they can make meaningful life choices and be valued, contributing members of their communities.
Areas of Individual Support Include:
- Meal Preparation
- Money Management
- Maintenance of Personal Living Space
- Developing Hobbies
- Activities of Daily Living (bathing, dressing, eating, mobility, toiletry)
- Use of Community Resources
- Time Management
- Relationship Development
- Financial Management
- Health Care
- Medication Management
- Adaptive Skills
Strawberry Fields, Inc. provides licensed community homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities in small residential settings, serving one to four individuals in each home. The homes are designed to provide each individual with a community setting to experience and learn basic life skills. Dedicated Direct Support Professionals encourage and assist individuals to achieve greater independence, opportunities for growth, and increased involvement within their community. SFI addresses the unique needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and assists them to reach their fullest potential. The primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for each individual by providing opportunities for community integration.
Residential Services are provided to protect the health and welfare of the individuals living at the home by assisting them in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in their home and community. Individuals are encouraged to be as independent as possible and receive support based on their needs and choices.
The purpose is to support people to grow and develop, to make their own decisions, to achieve their personal goals, to develop relationships, and to enjoy life as participating valued members of their community.
Services may be provided up to twenty-four hours a day based on the needs of the individual. It includes transportation to and from day or employment services in addition to accessing community resources.
Unlicensed Residential provides individuals with the skills and support necessary to acquire, maintain, and improve self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in their home and community. Each person receives support in provider-owned, rented, or leased home or apartment who need a yearly average of 30 hours or less of direct staff contact per week. Participants are active in identifying their own individual goals that are important to them to increase self-supporting and have opportunities to explore their interests.
Referrals for these services are made by contacting the local Centre County Mental Health/ID Program Office or the local Base Service Unit (BSU). Eligible participants must have a primary diagnosis of an intellectual disability and have a Supports Coordinator in addition to receiving a consolidated waiver.