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Temporary or long-term residential options for individuals and families who are looking for housing. Included are market rate and subsidized rental and purchase options; facilities for people who do not want to establish independent households or cannot afford to do so; and housing for older adults and people with disabilities who are capable of maintaining independent living in a communal environment without any form of supervision, care or support. Structures may include single family dwellings, apartment buildings, duplexes, triplexes, congregate living facilities, mobile home parks, single room occupancy (SRO) housing and other shared housing facilities.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Allegheny Valley SchoolProvides residential facilities and educational programs for children and adults with mental retardation. Provides medical care; social services; vocational training; physical, occupational, and recreational therapy; special education; and speech and hearing services. Also operates community group homes, family living programs, and home-based support services throughout Dauphin and Lebanon county.DauphinAllegheny Valley SchoolAllegheny Valley School
Boas Street Lodge and Scenery LodgeResidents of this home are required to care for their own rooms as well as shared common space. Residents need to be able to self-medicate, actively participate in house meetings, be employed and willing to share a home with people.DauphinPaxton MinistriesPaxton Ministries
Caring FamiliesThe Caring Families program is a domiciliary program that matches individuals experiencing mental illness, mental retardation or the effects of aging, and who seek personal support, fulfillment and a meaningful presence in the community, with families who are well suited to their lives and lifestyles. The Caring Families Program coordinates living arrangements for one to three individuals in a family's home. These arrangements include room and board, as well as personal care services for adults who cannot live independently but who do not require 24-hour institutional or nursing care. DauphinKeystone Community Mental HealthKeystone Mental Health
Christian Discipleship Program-One year program -Residential housing with a Christian focus -Prayer, worship and spiritual counseling -Basic life skills trainingPerrySonshine MinistriesSonshine Ministries
Hudson Street ApartmentsResidents of Hudson Street are responsible to care for their own apartment and must be employed or engaged in meaningful activity. This small apartment complex is a community in and of itself as these "neighbors" share in birthdays, cookouts, and other community events. This housing is income based. DauphinPaxton MinistriesPaxton Ministries
Life Sharing Through Family LivingLife Sharing provides the opportunity for each person with a developmental disability to grow and develop to his or her fullest potential. Life Sharing is often an alternative to Residential Living. People with a developmental disability are matched with host families who, in exchange for financial reimbursement, provide comprehensive supports in a home environment. DauphinKHS - Central PAKHS - Central PA
Paxton Street HomePersonal care services include three meals a day, weekly linen service and 24 hour staffing. Medication monitoring, room care assistance and other help with daily living tasks are provided to our residents that need such services. Residents are free to come and go as they please, as we have a very relaxed enviroment. We are not a nursing home, and residents must be able to care for their own physical needs such as bathing. There is a waiting list for admissions.DauphinPaxton MinistriesPaxton Ministries
Residential Living Options for People with DisabilitiesDauphinKHS - Central PAKHS - Central PA
Specialized Community Residence/Residential Rehab ServicesCommunity Residential Rehabilitation Services Community Residential Rehabilitation Services (CRRS) assist people who experience mental illness meet their individual needs in a structured, therapeutic residential environment. Services are provided in both full-care and partial-care settings. With around-the-clock support in clustered apartments or townhouses, full-care services help people develop daily living skills so they may live more independently as participating members of the community. The partial-care service, provided in a boarding-home setting, offers daily support to individuals who wish to live in a less structured program while developing the skills necessary to live independently in the community. Specialized Community Residence A Specialized Community Residence offers an opportunity for people experiencing psychological difficulties to live in the community and receive assistance and support with the activities of daily living. Individuals live in a stable, supportive environment and are encouraged to live as independently as possible. Individuals living in a Specialized Community Residence are encouraged to explore meaningful daytime activities, expand their interests, and develop their personal strengths. DauphinKeystone Community Mental HealthKeystone Mental Health

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