How to Get Services/ Residential
One of the most significant questions that adults with developmental disabilities and their families face is the question of where to live. Creating an effective and person-centered residential service plan may seem overwhelming. It is important to remember, when dealing with this question, that there are many different options and different service providers that may be able to meet a person’s needs and desires.
Our residential directors are happy to help you learn more about the options for residential support in the St. Louis area. They can arrange for you to take a tour of different kinds of residences and to meet with people who provide different kinds of residential supports.
While opportunities exist for private pay services, most people who receive residential services secure funding through public sources like Medicaid. The first step to receiving residential services is to contact the St. Louis Regional Center . A Regional Center service coordinator will work with you and your family to obtain funding and to research and select a service provider that can meet your needs.
Once funding is secured and your referral is activated, the St. Louis Arc’s Residential Services staff will work with you to create a support plan. If you choose to accept the services offered by the St. Louis Arc, we will also work with you and your Regional Center service coordinator to plan the transition to your new services and supports.
To learn more about the St. Louis Arc’s Residential Services, contact Mary Ann Tolliver, director of On-Campus Residential Services at 314-569-2492 or Nancy Fortune, director of Off-Campus Residential Services, at 314-569-2211.