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Nonotuck Resource Associates

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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: To link with communities to create conditions for inclusion and social change. The organization matches people with intellectual, physical and other disabilities with caregivers which supports the disabled person to remain with their family or live in a typical home in the community.

Programs: Shared living program - nonotuck resource associates matches qualified caregivers with people who have intellectual, physical and/or other disabilities to live together in either the home of the caregiver or the home of the person receiving the service. The shared living caregivers provide on-going support in the activities of daily living, maintaining optimal health, relationship development, community inclusion and any other needed support identified in the person's individual service plan. 339 individuals received services.

adult family care - nonotuck resource associate's rns and care managers screen referred people to determine that they are masshealth eligible and meet the criteria of needing assistance with certain activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating, dressing, ambulation, etc. Upon acceptance into the program, the registered nurse provides medical case management and there is regular case management and clinical support provided at regularly scheduled home visits. This program is designed to support families to remain intact and to keep people out of institutional care.

community based day services - the individualized nature of this service allows nonotuck resource associates to develop relevant, community-based programs for the participants. Each person expands his or her circle of relationships, increases their natural involvement in their community and expands their vocational and general life skills. Through personal choice, participants experience the dignity of risk and exercise their voice. People work, volunteer, and pursue hobbies that build skills, personal relationships and self-esteem. 8 individuals received services.

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