Supervised Living

Another Step currently operates five group homes known as Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA) for people whose needs require 24 hour staff coverage. Although IRA’s are congregate living arrangements  Another Step makes every effort to create as individualized a living experienced as possible. The organization invests a great deal of time insuring staff understand it is the persons home, and they work for that person. Another Step strives to involve residents in the day to day activities associated with living in any home (shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.) while offering a wide range of activities. both in the home and in the community, which are tailored to individual interests.

We:

  • Provide a clean and safe home.
  • Decorate our homes to reflect the individual interests of residents.
  • Create homes which are warm and welcoming .
  • Do not have visiting hours and welcome visitors.
  • Involve family members and welcome their input.
  • Support people in developing skills required to be more independent in the home.
  • Insure our staff respect those who live in the home.
  • Listen to the people living in the homes and try to respect their choices.
  • Advocate for the people living in the homes.
  • Insure our staff have the skills to meet the needs of people living in the homes.
  • Provide positive behavior supports to assist people in developing socially appropriate behaviors.