Providing Quality Living Arrangements for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
The St. Louis Arc offers several different kinds of residential services in the community that are designed to provide person-centered supports, to promote independence and to ensure a safe, healthy environment for adults with developmental disabilities.
Supported Living Arrangements (SLA)
Through this residential service option, two or three people who receive services will share a house or apartment located in their natural community. Services and support staff arrangements are based on individual needs. While some people may need and prefer 24-hour staffing, others may use less support. Flexibility is important and allows people to be in control of their own life situation.
Independent Supported Living Arrangements (ISLA) for St. Louis County Residents
ISLA participants enjoy living on their own and managing their daily lives with minimal support. ISLA services are designed to maximize a person’s independence, and typically consist of no more than 10 hours support each week. Support can range from help paying bills and meeting health needs to assistance arranging leisure activities.
Campus and Community Group Homes
Group homes are an option for people who will enjoy living with six or seven other adults. Support is provided through 24-hour staffing. Community group homes are located throughout St. Louis County and residents are encouraged to participate as members in their local communities. Campus group homes are located in Creve Coeur, Missouri, near the intersection of Olive and Craig Roads. Campus residents are usually older people who can benefit from the specialized expertise of campus staff in areas of health and aging. To view a tour of our campus group homes, click here.
Many people with disabilities prefer to live in the homes of family members. In-Home Residential Services help meet a person’s or a family’s support needs in order to allow the person to continue living in the family home. Services are based on individual needs and can range from assistance with personal care to skill development to help accessing community activities.