In our Residential Support Program, we operate five homes with two levels of assistance—Intensive and Supportive—provided by professional, well-trained staff. Life in a LRSS residence mirrors life in the homes of most adults. A typical evening for our residents would be coming home from work, preparing dinner, going to basketball practice, watching their favorite TV show, preparing for the next day, and getting ready for bed.
Our counselors help our residents learn and master tasks such as maintaining good hygiene and nutrition, taking care of their home, planning their time, making decisions, and managing their finances.
"I have watched new clients evolve into independent, self-sustaining individuals who manage their time, money and work/life related chores. I have seen non-social clients develop into social individuals with their personal network of friends." ...A Langley Residential board member & Special Olympics basketball coach
The individuals in our intensive support homes require more focused assistance and supervision as they go about their daily routines. These residents may not be able to respond independently if there was an emergency or may have medical issues that require extra help. Our counselors stay overnight at these homes to provide an additional level of support and are present during the residents’ non-working hours.
The adults who live in our supportive residences do not require full-time assistance, but still need some support. To meet the needs of these individuals, our counselors are there during the critical transitional hours after work and before bedtime during the week, as well as approximately 12 hours a day on the weekends.