Residential Services - Supervised Group Living
Maximizing independence, enhancing quality of life.
The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center's Supervised Group Living program is now enrolling residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities. With 26 years of group home experience, our nonprofit, client-centered organization serves children, youth and adults. If you or a family member are in need of a caring, home-like, structured environment, contact us online or call 812-479-1411, ext. 223 or 254, for more information.
Home is a special place to feel safe, secure, and comfortable, and to be accepted for who you are. For many local children and adults with multiple disabilities, that special place is a group home provided by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Six supervised group living households are located in residential neighborhoods in Evansville, IN, one in nearby Newburgh, IN, one in Chandler, IN, and one in Mt. Vernon, IN.
"We work with children and adults who have significant disabilities," said Kelly Schneider, senior vice president of operations. "We really have two primary missions in our group home program. One is to increase individuals' independence, and the other is to enhance their quality of life."
Eight children or eight adults live in each residence full time, generally for the long term. Homes are staffed around the clock. Staff members help to create a home-like atmosphere and assist residents in participating in recreational and social activities throughout the community. Transportation is provided to school or work daily. It is the goal of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center to enable individuals to live meaningful, productive lives in the community. Individual goal plans help each person achieve his or her greatest potential for independence.
Services at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center - such as medical therapies, assistive technology, and fitness and recreation programs - are available as needed. Several residents also attend ASPIRE, our day program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Group home services are funded almost completely through Indiana's Medicaid program. Parents typically continue to act as legal guardians of children living in group residences, and family involvement is strongly encouraged.
For more information on Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center group homes, contact us online or call 812-437-2604.
Group Home News
Summer Day Camp
During their summer break from school, children and youth from the Powell group home had fun while learning at day camp. Camp was in session each weekday at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Games, activities, and special guests enhanced campers' physical and social development while also teaching new skills for daily living.