Residential Programs: We provide a home for individuals with an intellectual developmental disability (IDD)
Vita-Living operates 17 group homes for 72 residents in Houston Texas in the Spring Branch and Sharpstown neighborhoods. Our first group home – the first licensed group home in Texas for individuals with IDD and challenging behaviors – opened in 1985 and is still home to four of the original six residents. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to Vita-Living’s ongoing commitment to provide life long, comprehensive services in the community for those we serve.
We have the opportunity to serve an additional 10 individuals in our residential program should we be able to secure financial support from the donors and members of our philanthropic community. That’s a 13% increase in our capacity to serve more individuals in residences.
Recently, we have increased our capacity to serve more in our host home companion care program by 6%. These individuals live with a caretaker or family member in a community residential setting.
The Vita-Living Center is a centrally located day program facility important program services to our group home and many of our host home residents. Because of generous donors, our center opened in March of 2016 and allows our residents to spend weekdays in the company of friends and caregivers. The goals of the Vita-Living Center include:
- To engage clients in meaningful activities that support personal growth.
- To support nursing care that addresses the healthcare of our population’s specific needs.
- To access opportunities for community integration that support a healthy lifestyle.
Case Management: Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
Through Vita-Living’s case management program, 343 individuals in Houston and its seven surrounding counties are served. This makes our CLASS program the largest in the State of Texas. Our professional and dedicated case managers oversee and advocate for effective education plans, lifelong homes, and more. CLASS ensures that each person receives the services they need for successful integration into our shared community. These services can include adaptive aids, home modifications, specialized therapies, and attendant care.