Experienced residential mentors assist individuals in personalized care, medication management, and skills development while helping to create an inclusive family atmosphere among residents.
All of DePaul’s group homes are staffed around the clock, 24 hours a day. Our residential mentors work to nurture the individual growth of each resident, assisting them in independent living skills such as personal care, shopping, cooking, and accessing community resources. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in activities—including work, school, vocational training, day support, volunteer projects, and recreation—but are not required to do so. When off the property, residents receive supervision at all times. DePaul also offers 24-hour emergency coverage for all our group homes.
Family involvement is highly encouraged; residents’ family members are welcome to visit or take their loved one for an outing, a day, or a family vacation.
Our Group Homes
DePaul currently operates three group homes located in Amherst, Forest, and Waynesboro.
The Amherst home has the capacity for five co-ed residents. The house is wheelchair accessible and includes a screened porch and gardening area. Located outside of Lynchburg on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home’s highlights include wide doorways and halls, as well as accessible bathrooms.
The Forest home is a four-bedroom, male-only home; it has two levels and is located in a quiet subdivision. The house features two living rooms; a large, fenced backyard; and a downstairs bedroom with a semi-private living area for individuals who may not need intensive support.
The Waynesboro home is a female-only home with accommodations for five residents. It is wheelchair accessible, and includes a large yard and covered front porch.
Admission into a DePaul group home is based on assessment and availability; prospective residents must have a diagnosis of intellectual disability and be able to be served both medically and behaviorally in a safe manner.
All group home services are funded through the Intellectual Disabilities Medicaid Waiver. For more information or to make a referral, please call us at 434.455.3727.