HopeTree offers group home supports to adults with developmental disabilities. We encourage continued growth toward individual maximum potential within Christian, community-integrated, homes throughout Virginia. We believe that adults with intellectual disabilities are capable, integral members of the community and contribute as functional members of society.
All HopeTree DDM homes have private, single occupancy bedrooms, and individuals are encouraged to use their belongings to make the room a comfortable place to live. Other areas of the home are common areas used by all residents and staff. DDM staff provide assistance, supervision and training. Interaction and communication among residents and staff is important. Every resident’s strengths and abilities are continually assessed, and staff work with each individual to provide the supports needed in areas of challenge and areas of desired growth and learning.
Individuals and staff plan a daily routine that provides for consistency and new experiences. Each resident has a plan detailing the supports. This plan outlines specific outcomes either expressed by the resident or evaluated as an area of support needed for the individual. The plan is used to help each individual progressively reach their own goals and offer supports where it is needed. Plans may include outcomes related to employment, personal care, general housekeeping, living skills, social skills, or community integration. The individual is involved in reviewing the outcomes at least quarterly.
HopeTree DDM Staff strives to create loving, home environments for the individuals we serve. Our 20 group homes allow individuals a good life in small group home settings within the community. DDM staff work to help individuals enjoy life to its fullest. Residents can attend churches within their communities, are encouraged to work where appropriate, and volunteer to help others. In the event that these daily activities are not available or workable for an individual, alternative plans are made with the individual. Transportation is provided or arranged by DDM staff. Medical/Health needs and appointments are managed by the DDM staff according to health professional orders and advice.
One of the most important philosophies behind HopeTree’s DDM Program is that the community is the most natural environment for quality living and growth. DDM group homes are located throughout Virginia because of the help of local ministry partners who have identified the opportunity for Christian service toward adults with intellectual disabilities in their communities. We maintain strong ties with churches and other community groups to create an environment in which adults with intellectual disabilities can experience the most complete life possible.