Current options include:
Group homes for geriatric and medically-fragile individuals
Supervised community living
Independent to semi-independent residences
Our Residential Program strives to enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to learn skills for self-sufficiency that help them reach their highest potential and live the most independent life possible. Not only do Arc homes provide physical shelter, but also food, security, and a sense of family. Resources are available to help each individual thrive as active and valued members of their community.
The Arc’s Residential Program provides home-based skills training, transportation, and supervision of medical needs. Opportunities for typical life experiences such as vacations, cultural events, cookouts, dates, etc., are a major facet to the success of our Residential Program. Many of the residences within our footprint—much like many of Birmingham’s neighborhoods—are in areas considered to be “food deserts,” which lack access to affordable, healthy food options. Through our United Way Food Bank, those served in Arc residences are delivered nutritious, balanced food every week. Deliveries are based on their personal preferences and health needs. This ensures that each person is not only receiving healthy options, but also enough food to sustain them throughout the week.