In 1985, we were the first private provider in the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Southwest Region to build and open a fully accessible home for individuals with multiple physical disabilities. Today, we operate eight fully accessible group homes in six communities: Bridgeport, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Newtown and Trumbull. The single-level, attractively landscaped houses are located in residential neighborhoods convenient to stores, banks, libraries, post offices and other community resources.
Each house is “home” to six residents. For some, it is the first “home of one’s own” after leaving the care of parents. For others, it is a first home after living for many years in an institutional setting such as Southbury or the Ella Grasso Regional Center. The six residents of each home share a distinctive profile, physically dependent/high cognitive function, medically fragile elderly, visually impaired, medically complex, etc. for which individualized, specialized care provides a nurturing and safe living environment.
Residents have Direct Care Counselors available to them on site 24 hours of the day to provide them whatever level of assistance they may need in personal care or home management, with informed choice central in all planning and decision-making by individuals or the group as a whole.
As a private provider of residential services for DDS, SVSNS’ group homes are licensed by DDS and proudly hold the distinction of consistently attaining maximum licensure and accreditation status.
For more information about our Adult Residential Services, please contact the Director of Adult Services at (203) 386-2761.