Mission: To empower individuals to lead fulfilling and productive lives at home and in the community.
Programs: Residential program:progress unlimited, inc. Provided 24-hour care and support to 88 adults with developmental disabilities during the year. This invaluable service allows recipients the opportunity to live in their own communities and experience firsthand all the benefits of independence. We are licensed by the state of maryland department of health and mental hygiene (dhmh). We own or lease approximately 30 homes (apartments, townhomes, detached homes, condominiums) in baltimore county. Many of our homes are wheelchair accessible. Homes are designed to accommodate three compatible individuals. Staff support and assistance is available in each home according to the needs of the individuals living there. Many homes offer awake overnight staff coverage and multiple staff. Residential services, beyond housing, are numerous and varied. They include: supervision and support by trained staff; health management and medical services including access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; psychiatric and psychological services; restraint-free behavioral support; transportation; case management; financial planning; and opportunities for personal growth and enjoyment such as participating in sporting activities, continuing education, building relationships, cultural enrichment, etc. The agency also assists individuals to locate other services as needed (physical therapy, speech therapy, etc).
day program:progress unlimited, inc. Provides adult medical day care services to all individuals who are eligible. Our center was renovated and expanded in 2012 to include a snoezelen room focusing on a multi-sensory environment. Eligibility for those who require funding by medical assistance is determined by baltimore county adult eligibility review services (aers). Eligibility for private-pay participants is determined by center staff. The center is licensed by the state of maryland department of health and mental hygiene (dhmh) to serve 130 participants. Our staffing ratio is 1:6 (staff:person). Transportation is provided to and from the center to all those within the catchment area. This includes transportation of participants in wheelchairs. Each program participant receives: an individualized nursing care plan; medication management; medical treatments as ordered by the physician; two nutritionally balanced meals daily as well as snacks and beverages; opportunities for exercise, social activities, leisure/recreational activities, arts and crafts, games, reading, vocal and instrumental arts, and other activities; opportunities for community field trips; access to horticultural activities; access to the sport court; and access to the sensory stimulation room. In addition, the center offers many personal services offered to participants that include: podiatry services by an md; massage therapy by a licensed practitioner; stylist and barber services by licensed professionals; manicures and pedicures by licensed professionals; and physical therapy by licensed professionals.
supported employment program:progress unlimited, inc. 's supported employment program encourages every interested individual to consider employment as his/her outcome. The supported employment program places individuals in a competitive and integrated setting which complement their strengths, priorities, abilities, interests, and informed choice with ongoing support services. The goal of pui's supported employment program is job placement in an integrated setting for the maximum number of hours possible based on the individual's employment factors. A key characteristic which distinguishes supported employment from other employment services is the provision of ongoing support services for individuals with the most significant disabilities to maintain employment. Ongoing support services are provided throughout the intensive and extended phases of supported employment. Pui utilizes the following customized approach to ensure a successful employment match: an initial exploration process which identifies each job seekers skills, preferences, and natural talents as potential employer contributions; provides opportunities for informational interviews, job shadowing, time limited work experiences with potential employers to gain a better understanding of specific job tasks and work environments; identifies specific labor needs of area businesses to foster a relationship in the community between the employer and our job seeker; and provides continuing support through job coaching, mentoring, training and/or the development of natural workplace supports to ensure a successful transition.