JCHAI gives people with disabilities housing options, the opportunity to work, and the chance to become part of a vibrant community. With JCHAI’s services, our adult members with disabilities can fulfill the dream of living fuller, more independent lives. And their families can achieve long-lasting peace of mind.
A range of housing alternatives. Varying levels of support by caring professionals. Social interaction and programmed activities. Financial flexibility. Vocational assistance. A more reassuring future. All become possible with JCHAI.
JCHAI At Home: This program provides training and support services by primarily master’s degreed social workers who go out into the larger community and assist adults with disabilities with all activities necessary for members to live in their own residences or learn the skills necessary to transition out of living with their parents into their own residence. These skills include life skills such as banking, shopping, appropriate social behavior, personal maintenance, and vocational skills.
JCHAI Transitions to Independence: is for individuals aged 18 to 30 creates after-school and weekend programming to help develop social networks for the participants while teaching them all the skills necessary to transition to living and working in the community. The program bridges the gap between completion of high school and the start of living independently.
Apartment Program: JCHAI staff train and assist members who live in clustered apartments at the Radwyn Apartment complex in Bryn Mawr and almost all of whom work in the community. These JCHAI members often eat dinner together in small groups to encourage socialization and to give them opportunities to learn cooking skills. This program has no overnight supervision. These residents are taught all skills necessary to maintain their lives as independently as possible, including cooking, cleaning, shopping, banking, personal maintenance, appropriate social behavior, transportation training, and vocational skills. Many are also job coached by JCHAI.
Group Homes: Caring and compassionate staff members assist residents with daily living skills, including grooming, personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, and ensuring their involvement in life enhancing activities. The houses have overnight staffing.