Mission: The mission of community care connections, inc. Is to provide programs and services that empower children & adults with disabilities to live more safely and independently in their homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.
Programs: The community home program provides supported residential care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to individuals who have intellectual and sometimes physical disabilities. Services are provided in eight separate two or three-person homes located in residential neighborhoods throughout butler county. The program employs specially trained staff, many of whom have worked in the program for 10+ years. Individuals enrolled in the program also attend educational, vocational or adult day service programs.
the attendant care service coordination program provides service coordination for adults with disabilities who receive or wish to receive attendant care services. The attendant care service coordination program assists individuals: develop an individual service plan that outlines what personal care and housekeeping services they need to remain in their homes and communities, connect with local providers who provide the needed direct personal care and housekeepng services outlined in their individual service plans, and secure assistive technology, adaptive equipment or home modifications as needed.
the infant-toddler therapy services program, formerly known as the infant stimulation program provides in-home therapy and instruction to infants and toddlers, ages birth to three, who have developmental delays or disabilities. The therapies and instruction offered through the program include speech, physical, occupational, vision and/or hearing therapies, special instruction, and nutrition counseling. Therapies are provided by specially trained and licensed professionals. Parents participate in each therapy session and are taught activities designed to help their children develop to their fullest potential.
the adult services program provides life skills training to adults who have intellectual, sensory and/or physical disabilities. Life skills training is offered in the areas of meal preparation, reading, writing, money management, personal safety and disaster preparedness, fitness and volunteerism. Instruction is provided on an individual and small group basis by trained staff members. The children's services program provides life skills training and socialization to children who have intellectual, sensory and/or physical disabilities. Training is offered in the areas of meal preparation, personal safety and disaster preparedness, fitness and sports, appropriate use of leisure time, music and outdoor discovery. Instruction is provided on an individual and small group basis by trained staff. Community field trips round out the program schedule. The golden opportunities adult day program provides adult day care to individuals with disabilities and to the elderly. The program is dually licensed by the pennsylvania department of welfare and the department of aging. Individuals may attend the program on a full-time or part-time basis. A fully cooked lunch is prepared daily. The pa elks home service program employs a registered nurse to provide information, referral and follow along support service to children and adults with disabilities. The nurse provides this service through home visits, or may meet an individual at a doctor's office, school or community agency. The nurse assists individuals and their families locate and apply for specialized services from government funded or private programs. The nurse assists individuals to communicate with medical professionals and helps them to acquire specialized medical equipment. The nurse will also act as an advocate for children and adults with disabilities who have been denied services. The homemaker chore program provides light housekeeping services to adults whose intellectual and/or physical disabilities prevent them from maintaining a clean, safe living environment. Service is generally provided once a week, for three to four hours per visit.
I have worked or volunteered for Community Care Connections, Inc. for many years. I've been in the human service field for over 35 years. I've never worked with a more committed, compassionate and caring group of people than this one. Every one of the volunteers, staff and Board wear so many hats from management, delivering services, volunteering for the fundraising and other activities to just taking time with the consumers--they do it all. This organization has been serving people with disabilities in Butler and surrounding counties for 42 years, so they are definitely doing it the right way!
This organization has helped take care of people with disabilities from birth throughout their whole life. There are many clients who started in one program as a small child, and progressed through their teen years, and now participate in our Adult programs. Families in Butler, Lawrence and Armstrong counties have been helped by respite programs, residential care programs, and structured adult day care for nearly 40 years.