Community-Based Supports

Clients who demonstrate the ability to live independently, including having the necessary judgment and skills to safely live independently (with supports), may choose to live in one of several South Orange apartment buildings or condominiums. These clients may be referred to as outclients since their apartments are outside of JESPY-owned or managed buildings. The apartments are leased privately.

Most outclients have transitioned from the JESPY Shared Housing Program. Some have come directly from other agencies or outside living arrangements.

Services Include:

  • Group and individual support counseling
  • Assistance in securing apartments
  • Referrals to:
    • moving companies
    • utilities, cable and phone services
    • private cleaning services, if necessary
  • Advocating on behalf of the client with their landlord/building manager interactions
  • Menu planning, food shopping and cooking skills
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community integration and social relationship support

Case managers provide overall supervision and guidance as each client moves further along in her/his goal towards independent living. Typically, clients are visited one or two times each week and living skills counselors provide limited training based on the needs of each outclient.

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Community-Based Supports Team

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