The need for active adult community based programs and employment services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities is very real. SVH Adult Services is pleased to offer Achieve Employment, Katie's Place Community Day Program, SPARK, social activities and recreational opportunities, Daily Living Skills teaching, as well as Therapeutic Consultation for those difficult times.
A 501(c)3 non-profit created by parents of special needs children, Katie's Place is named in memory of Katie Whitlock, a much loved young lady who passed away in 2006.
Katie's Place is a community day support program that operates five days-a-week in the Downtown Roanoke area. The long term goal of Katie's Place is to provide support for those who desire to live and work on their own community farm one day while continuing to offer Day Support for those who live at home.
Achieve Employment Services
Achieve Employment is a program under the Adult Services umbrella of St. Vincent's Home. Services funded through Medicaid Waiver programs (DBHDS), Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and private pay. This Employment Services Organization (ESO) program empowers individuals with varying abilities and disabilities through two programs:
- Assessment Services
- Job Development and Training Services
Therapeutic consultation can be obtained by St. Vincent's Home (SVH) when goals are not being met due to one of the following:
- Behavioral challenges
- Communication challenges
- Social relatedness challenges
Social Play, Activity and Recreation "Krew"
This is a participant led social group that meets regularly with college students and young adults. The individuals plan their own activities, "hang outs," or whatever they choose to do together. Activities include restaurant nights, bowling, open gym, movie nights, etc. There is no charge except for the planned activities that have an associated cost (such as bowling shoes, movie, etc.).
Life Skills Program
This program is specifically for an individual who needs to learn basic activities of daily living. This may include cooking, cleaning, hygiene, laundry, shopping, medication management, etc. This program can be implemented at SVH, in the community or in the individual's home and always to be generalized to the individual's home life. This program may be purchased through the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Medicaid Waiver programs, private pay, school districts, insurance, and Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT), EPSDT (up to age 22).