What is SRVS?

SRVS is a Memphis based, non-profit, United Way partner agency that has served the Mid-South community since 1962 by providing  residential, employment, children's and community-based and other supports for individuals with disabilities.

Why does an organization like SRVS exist?

To provide the services that people with disabilties need to live meaningful lives as members of their communities.

How is SRVS supported?

SRVS is supported by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the Tennessee Department of Human Services (Division of Rehabilitation Services), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, United Way of the Mid-South, Title V Program Support from Meritan, private pay from individuals, private contributions and grants.

What kind of training program does SRVS have for staff?

Each staff person, administrative to direct care, hired at SRVS completes an extensive two-week training course involving classes on First Aid, CPR, Fire Safety, Abuse, Individual Rights and sensitivity training.

How does SRVS make health care decisions for individuals, such as choosing a doctor or dentist?

Parents and guardians are involved in the Circle of Support, which consists of the individual and all natural supports that help make all necessary decisions to maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle for the individual.

How does SRVS ensure quality services are provided?

SRVS has a reputation of quality services in the Memphis community since 1962. All staff are trained in every aspect of working in an environment that consists of working with individuals with disabilities. In addition, an ongoing training program and staff development are provided for all staff.