At DePaul, we understand that providing specialized support is key to making a difference for individuals who face unique challenges. To better meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve, DePaul offers a variety of support services that encourage growth, healing, and self-sufficiency. From our Child and Family Services division, we provide a wide array of community-based counseling services as well as independent living for young people transitioning to adulthood. For individuals with developmental disabilities, we offer residential care in our group homes and promote social inclusion through our day support program.
Our Community-Based Services program extends counseling services to families and children in the least restrictive environment: their own homes and communities. These personalized services include outpatient counseling, parent engagement services (helping intact families stay together), Families Together (reunifying foster children with their birth families), supervised visitation, and more.
In the Independent Living program, our goal is to ensure that foster teens successfully transition to self-sufficiency. Our services assist young people in developing life skills, making permanent connections to caring and committed adults, meeting individual goals, and making well-informed choices for their future. Throughout the process, our staff provides guidance, compassion, and direction in navigating the difficult journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Group Home Services
DePaul’s group homes offer residential care for adults 18 and older with developmental disabilities. Experienced residential mentors help to create a family atmosphere among residents while providing 24-hour supervision, personalized care, medication management, and skills development to ensure individuals have every opportunity to live life to the fullest.
OPTIONS Day Support Services
Our OPTIONS day support program allows individuals with developmental disabilities to connect with peers and mentors, increasing self-esteem and self-worth. On any given day, participants can improve independent living skills, increase their personal fitness, partake in community service projects, and build lasting, meaningful relationships.