Residential Services offer 24-hour support for adults and children with developmental disabilities in settings other than a family home. These may include group homes, supported living, and state operated community programs. In addition to residential supports, individuals with 24-hour supports are often receiving employment and community inclusion supports. Individuals living in comprehensive services are responsible for room and board and this may be funded through Social Security or other income. Referrals to Comprehensive Services are made by their Service Coordinator and the individual must be enrolled in and accept Case Management and Service Coordination. These services are not readily available and individuals who are interested in Comprehensive Services may request to be placed on a waitlist for these services.
Information about the licensing, rules, and regulations for 24 hour comprehensive services can be found at:
- Department of Human Services, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities licensing
- Rules and regulations for how a group home is operated
- Employment and community inclusion supports
Information about the agencies and providers of comprehensive services can be found by contacting the Mid-Columbia Center for Living Developmental Disabilities Office.