To offer compassionate care in a home-based setting, our Sponsored Residential program carefully matches children and adults with developmental disabilities to sponsored residential homes. Sponsored home providers, who are trained and approved by DePaul, provide support to individuals based on their specific needs, including 24-hour supervision, personal care, physical assistance, and life skills development.
Each of DePaul’s sponsored homes has completed an extensive home study and training process, as well as achieved compliance with all DBHDS regulations concerning the physical environment of the home. Our sponsored home providers receive support from our residential coordinators who assist with training, supervision, and case management of the individual being served. Sponsored homes have no specified contract time; the individual or his/her family members may choose to withdraw at any time. While a loved one is residing in a sponsored home, we encourage any and all family members to be involved—many families visit and take their loved one for an outing, a weekend, or an extended trip.
Prospective residents must have a diagnosis of intellectual disability and must be able to be served medically and behaviorally in a safe manner. During the assessment process, one or more trial visits of varying length in the sponsored home is arranged. Though several trial placements may be needed, our goal is to provide your loved one with the best care possible.