Who is Served?
You are served if you are an adult with intellectual disabilities and a behavioral health diagnosis who is in need of residential supports.
Why is this Service Offered?
The Behavioral Health / Intellectual Disabilities Residential Treatment Program helps you to live as independently as possible in the community.
What is the Service?
This is a community residential treatment program where:
- You will share a home with one other individual, and you will have your own bedroom.
- You will meet with staff to identify goals to strengthen your skills so that you can live as independently as possible.
- PATH staff will work with you, your family and your Supports Coordinator to focus on your abilities rather than your disabilities.
- You will have access to quality health care. The staff and clinical team will coordinate all of your medical needs, including scheduling appointments and providing transportation to/from them.
- You will make choices as to how you will spend your day, your evenings and your weekends. Individuals attend day or vocational programs, have jobs in the community or are retired.
- You will meet with staff to help you choose everything from your clothing to community activities in which you wish to participate. By making choices, you can continue to grow as a person.
- You will work individually with site staff, psychiatric rehabilitation services worker and therapist to learn new skills. For example, if you need help in learning to take care of your personal needs such as, cooking, budgeting or shopping, we can help you with these, as well as many others.
- You will also be supported by staff in continuing your connection with your family, as family involvement is welcomed and encouraged.
- Your spirituality will be supported and encouraged. You will be given every opportunity to practice and participate in the religion of your choice.
- Your staff and therapist will work with you to maintain existing relationships and develop new friendships by fostering opportunities for socialization within the community.
- You will live in a home which meets your specific, physical needs. If you use a wheelchair or walker or have other special needs, your home will be adapted to meet your needs.
- All of our homes are licensed by Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare-Office of Developmental Programs.
Where is the service located?
In single homes, duplexes, row homes, and apartments located throughout Northeast Philadelphia but generally between Cottman and Grant Avenues.
When is the service available?
PATH staff members provide, support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You are eligible to receive services if:
- You reside in Pennsylvania and are registered with Philadelphia Intellectual Disabilities Services (IDS). If you are not registered, PATH staff can help connect you with this governmental agency so that you can become registered.
- You receive approval and PATH receives authorization from Philadelphia Intellectual Disabilities Services (IDS) and Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).
- You are a member of CBH and receive CBH approval for the BHID program and clinical team.
- Your room and board is based on your income and is 72% of your total benefits, (e.g. Social Security (SS) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement, etc.), but not to exceed 72% of current SSI maximum.
“I like the staff and they are very nice and helpful. I like going out on trips. I like being around people I have become friends with.”
John, PATH program participant
Please call 267-350-4851
to obtain additional information.