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Lycoming County United Way
Description of Service
Provides training and assistance to people with developmental disabilities who live at home with their families or who are living on their own. Hope Enterprises, Inc. staff goes to the family’s/individual’s home to work with them. Some staff take the individual out to do activities such as shopping, through which they learn purchasing and money management skills; or recreational activities, such as going to a carnival, or to exercise at the local YMCA. Staff teach cooking and laundry skills, writing, personal hygiene, and decision making. They may take the individual to doctor’s appointments to help with understanding medical issues. In Home staff will follow up with therapeutic exercises that have been recommended by the physician, physical therapist, or occupational therapist.
Clinton County, Lycoming County, Columbia County, Snyder County, Union County, Montour County
To become a Lifesharing Provider, an application is submitted, after contacting the agency. A Hope Enterprises Inc. employee conducts a family study, which provides information about the family, their home, and activities. This assists in making the right match between individual and family. Individuals referred to the Lifesharing Program will have the opportunity to visit with the family, prior to moving in, to insure that this living situation suits everyone’s lifestyle and needs.