Advocates for Access: Transition


Personal Assistant Program

Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing Services

Youth / Transition Services

Community Reintegration Program

Community Services

Corporate Services

"Empowering people with disabilities to live independently in our community."


Our Community Reintegration program works to assist people with disabilities in leaving nursing homes to return to community life with proper supports.  This program is grant-funded through the Division of Rehabilitation Services.  The monies in this grant are used to help fund security deposits and first month’s rent, as well as provide furniture, assistive technology, household items, and groceries.

The Community Reintegration Coordinator offers assistance with finding personal assistants if necessary, securing housing, locating assistive devices and equipment and referring the person with the disability to other programs to help with energy assistance, telephone assistance, etc.

This program is designed to enable the person moving out of the nursing home to be independent.  Ideal candidates to participate in the program are people who wish to be independent and take charge of their own lives.  This can be demonstrated by attending care plans at the nursing home and following through with personal goals. 

People interested in the program should currently reside in a nursing home, be between the ages of 18 and 60, have less than $17,500 in assets, have applied for Medicaid and have a disability that will last at least 12 months or for the duration of their life.

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