Home Life Provides
than 25 years ago, Rebecca came to live in a SRVS home when she was nine years
old and her family could no longer take care of her, especially living so far
away. SRVS staff eventually became
Rebecca’s family. They helped with her behaviors, provided counseling and
life-long learning opportunities. They
encouraged her throughout her schooling and were there to see her high school
graduation from Avon-Lenox School. They
also helped her learn to care for herself as a woman. She continues to be surrounded by staff who
support her interests in becoming a mature and an independent young lady.
“SRVS staff, in essence,
helped raise Rebecca. We’ve been there
to help her grow up and learn what it is to be a smart and valued woman,” says
Community Living Director Felecia Robinson.
“She cares deeply about her SRVS family and her two roommates.”
staff, in essence, helped raise Rebecca.”
at SRVS at an early age contributed to Rebecca’s fierce independence. She enjoys getting out into the community,
going to movies, swimming, bowling, going to church, participating in the
Special Olympics, modeling, having her hair styled and nails painted, singing and dancing.
She also attends SRVS Learning Center where she enjoys music classes and
interactive learning using new technologies like an iPad and SMART board.
supports more than 80 homes in the community, from supported homes of 2-3
people, to semi-independent living arrangements and eight critical care Intermediate
Care Facility homes. Direct support professionals (DSPs) assist the residents
with daily living activities and ensure their safety and comfort. During the fiscal year, staff supported 202 individuals,
and increased community participation through SRVS Ambassador Club partnerships
with MIFA, the Harvest Program, Starbucks and Chipotle. George Martin won the Tennessee Community
Organizations (TNCO) Individual of the Year Award and Wendy Saulsberry won the Outstanding
DSP of the Year. The program reorganized
staff to provide greater medical oversight by creating Community Life Managers,
Intensive Case Managers and Community Life Quality Coordinators; QIDP mangers
and RN Area Managers expanded their supervision over home staff and LPNs.
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