Community & Residential Support Services
JCS provides counseling, advocacy, and case management services to adults, and families of individuals with disabilities. Other services include assistance with independent living skills, tutoring, and locating and obtaining special equipment. JCS works with the Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) to obtain and fund resources and services.
JCS residences enable adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate fully in community life. Currently, JCS operates nine professionally-staffed homes, each with 3 to 4 participants, in Northwest Baltimore City and Baltimore County who receive residential funding from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Supported Living services are available to adults with disabilities who want to live independently in their own homes, with a roommate, or with family members. These services are licensed by DDA and fall under programs: Personal Supports (PS), Individual Support Services and Respite Supports. Supported Living counselors assist individuals and families in accordance with their Person-Centered Plans (PCPs). Services may include household maintenance, shopping, cooking, and preparing healthy meals, budgeting, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), assistance with personal hygiene, transportation to medical appointments and recreational activities. Respite services for families are also available. The individuals and professional staff determine the services needed with assistance of any family or friend of the individual’s choosing. The hours of support vary depending upon the individual’s needs and level of DDA funding available to them.
Nursing Services/Case Management
JCS provides nursing services through an outside agency as part of the comprehensive service package. Registered Nurses (RNs) provide quality care and oversight of individuals with developmental disabilities and chronic health conditions. RNs provide case management, supervision, and delegation services through Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Medical Technicians (CMTs), per DDA regulations.