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Lycoming County United Way
Description of Service
The Community Supports Program (CSP) provides an array of individualized services and supports to children and adults with mental retardation. Individuals learn, maintain, or improve skills through their participation in a variety of everyday activities. They learn and use skills in the context of these activities which are necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, or to be more productive and participatory in community life.
The CSP program provides support and assistance to individuals who are financially responsible for renting or owning their own home. The focus is on assistance with independent living skills such as budgeting, shopping, and medical appointments.
They also provide services and supports for individuals who reside in the homes in which they grew up, their natural homes. The focus includes activities of daily living, community integration and socialization, as well as providing support and relief to the primary care giver.
Still another component is component is providing services and supports to individuals residing in personal care homes and nursing homes. The focus is to provide socialization and extra support to the individuals in accessing their communities.
To apply for services, contact the Intake Coordinator at 570-326-3745. Referrals can be made through local organizations, such as Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, school district personnel, BLAST IU #17, community organizations, family members, and self-referrals. All referrals must meet eligiblity standards and licensing requirements.