About Community Services
All services provided by Assets are based on the belief that every person, disabled and non-disabled alike, has the right to live, work and recreate in their community. Assets’ recognizes that people with disabilities thrive when they have opportunities to:
- Live in their own homes
- Be employed by local business
- Have a variety of friends
- Be connected to their own families
- Manage their own affairs
- Make their own decisions
- Be accepted and valued community members
Based on these beliefs, Assets organizes its services in ways which enable individuals with disabilities to communicate their interests and preferences, develop decision making abilities, enhance their reputations, and overcome stereotyping.
Assets will assist you whatever your needs are—finding a stable home, a rewarding job, helping you better connect with your family, friends, and neighbors, or more actively participate in the community. Assets’ services consist of individualized, non-intrusive, discrete supports of your choice that help you experience a sense of confidence, empowerment and control in your life.
Current Community Services
- Job Development: Assets will assist you with finding a job in the community by helping you create a resume, apply for jobs in person and/or online, network with potential employers in the community, tour potential job sites, prepare and participate in interviews and complete the necessary steps to successfully obtain employment.
- Skills Training: Assets’ will provide you with on the job training and coaching to assist you in learning all direct and indirect skills necessary to successfully maintain employment.
- Case Management: Assets’ approach is to provide you with a team of professionals who support you when needed, help you maintain employment, ensure services are well coordinated, and develop an individualized plan that affirms your hopes and dreams, sets priorities, determines attainable employment goals and identifies who will help you achieve these goals.
- Service Planning: Professionals at Assets will help you develop a service plan that affirms your hopes and dreams, sets priorities, determines attainable goals and identifies who will help you achieve them.
- Skills Training: Assets provide individual and group skills training and will assist you with learning the skills identified in the service planning process.
- Home Supports: Assets supports individuals in a broad array of living arrangements based on preference, regulations and available resources. These options can range from living with a paid provider you help choose, to renting or owning your own home.
- Case Management: Assets’ approach is to provide you with a team of professionals who support you when needed, help you connect with other community services and ensure your services are well coordinated and occur in a timely manner.
- Crisis Assistance: Assets’ Supported Living Services are available 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies.
- Screening: Assets’ licensed clinicians will screen for behavioral health disorders, to assist in determining individual needs, eligibility, and recommended services and treatment.
- Behavioral Health Assessment: Assets’ licensed clinicians will conduct the assessment upon admission for behavioral health services and during the course of active treatment as necessary, for purposes of determining current behavioral health status, diagnoses, functional strengths and impairments, and treatment recommendations in order to drive the person-centered treatment planning process.
- Individual, Group, and Family Therapy: Assets’ licensed clinicians will provide trauma informed, evidenced based interventions in individual, group or family settings. The focus of treatment is to support adults experiencing emotional disturbance or serious mental illness (perhaps in addition to a co-occurring developmental/intellectual disability) to improve their overall well-being, self-sufficiency, and coping skills for illness management.
How do I access services?
Several factors which influence whether or not Assets can accept you as a client include:
- Does your disability fit our mission?
- Do we have the expertise and current resources to meet your needs?
- Do you have the desire to work with us?
- Can we determine a funding mechanism to support your services?
- Will you be 18 or older by the time we initiate services?
When you inquire about Assets’ services, we will ask you questions to help us determine if we are the best provider to meet your needs. Funding and staff resources are critical to providing quality services. Assets’ ensures both are in place before initiating services.