Summit Support Services
Summit Support Services provides two services: Supported Living Services (SLS) and ongoing Support Services (OGS). Together, they enable community living options such as:
- Assistance with moving to and maintaining your own home, or other individualized supported living arrangements
- Household management and organization
- Creating and maintaining appointments and personal schedules
- Administering and keeping track of medications
- Budgeting and shopping
- Meal planning and nutrition
- Social development and emotional support
SLS helps individuals lead self-determined lives
SLS is designed to support the individual’s unique needs and desires to attain the high quality of life each person deserves. Through an in-depth assessment, individual service plans are developed that support achievement and sustained maintenance of more community-based and self-determined lives. The support plans vary widely depending on the abilities and inclinations of the individual, but always include encouragement to create new goals and individualized training to reach those goals.
Areas commonly focused upon include:
- community housing
- emotional and social skills development
- nutrition and health awareness
- tracking and keeping medical appointments
- accessing a variety of community resources
OGS helps individuals transition to living in a home of their own
OGS provides support services to people with developmental disabilities who are transitioning from living with family or who are not yet living in a home of their own.
This specialized service provides individualized assistance with the introduction and mastery of every day life skills such as:
- handling mail
- handling finances
- securing appropriate housing
- managing medical treatment and medication
- household maintenance
- taking care of nutritional needs
Get started with support
Eligibility for services is determined by the Redwood Coast Regional Center, and is based on an Individual Program Plan. If eligible, the individual is referred to HCAR for support services. Following that, a support worker is matched with the consumers and services begin. The support worker works closely with the Support Services Director and the Regional Center Service Coordinator to ensure that the individual’s support plan is followed.
Contact your regional center service coordinator if you have any questions about this type of service or fill out the form below to get started.
How do we help?
Many of the people we serve are bogged down by questions like:
- Where will I live?
- Who will I live with?
- How will I pay for my home?
- What assistance will I need?
- Will my home be fully accessible?
Summit Support Services can assist with finding funding sources, securing accessible housing, setting up and organizing the household, acquiring furniture as needed, accessing community resources, and in-home staffing needs. We strive to access available community resources to extend the base of support to meet the needs of consumers. This includes family, friends, businesses, clubs, churches, organizations, private and public agencies. HCAR works closely with Redwood Coast Regional Center in coordinating these community supports.
Become a Summit Support Services support worker!
We are always looking for caring individuals to help fulfill our mission. If you want to help, we'd love to hear from you!
You will need:
- First Aid & CPR Certification
- The ability to pass a security screening
- A T.B. Skin Test
- If you want to transport consumers, you will also need:
- A safe operating vehicle
- Current auto insurance
- A clean driving record