Share your experiences starting a Group Home
Do you have an experience to share regarding establishing a Group Home (3 or 4 residents) for someone living with an intellectual or developmental disability?
CPSH is collecting lessons learned and best practices in establishing a Group Home.
CPSH is looking for answers to the following questions. All questions don't need to be answered. We'd like your experiences, whether or not you were successful or are successful establishing and maintaining the home.
How did you decide where to locate the home?
How is the home zoned? What conversations did you have with the city?
How did you pay for the home?
What is the monthly cost of rent and maintenance costs?
What is the monthly cost of services, not paid for by a medicaid program or medical insurance?
How many people live in the home?
How did you decide who lives in the home?
Who manages the home (maintenance)?
Who provides services to the residents in the home?
How long have you been associated with this home?
What transportation do the residents use to go out in the community?
How often do they go out in the community
What are the greatest benefits of having this home?
What worries you most about this home?
What else would you like to share about your experiences with this home?
Nicolette LaRoe is coordinating the responses. She is participating on the CPSH Collaborations Team. Please contact her if you have any questions and send her your responses. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your experiences will help us determine how we can provide safe, quality, cost-effective housing for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please share what you've learned. It does matter.
Thank you for your support of housing for this underserved population.