We believe everyone with or without disabilities can work with appropriate supports. Having a job can be a great achievement for anyone. A real job can mean freedom to go out into the world and be a part of something larger. Confidence is gained with accomplishments. We all gain a sense of pride when we can add value and be valued.
Employment support services include Job Discovery, Job Development, Ongoing Job Supports, Follow Along Supports, Self-Employment Supports, and Co-Worker Supports. Employment Supports are available through the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Receive individualized supports from job coaches. Tailored assistance is provided to start a new career or become self-employed.
Get matched with rewarding jobs in your community. Work alongside supportive co-worker, and enjoy the benefits of competitive wages.
Fulfill your work and career goals. Gain a new sense of purpose, pride, and dignity that comes with earning a paycheck. Achieve your work and career goals.
Receive individualized self-advocacy supports from job coaches to assist you with navigating and maintaining your career job.
Meaningful Day Services Program provides Community Development and Career Exploration. By utilizing the community as a learning environment you’ll discover opportunities to build real relationships. And that relationship in the community can be the difference between sharing joys and dividing burdens… or going it alone. relationships formed during community activities create opportunities for friendship, lifetime companionship and resources for future employment, if desired.
Explore Baltimore and the surrounding communities or join a volunteer group to give back to your community. Each day begins at your home or a place of your choosing and continues with active participation in a wide variety of community activities.
Explore and discover your community! Participate in recreation/leisure activities, including health and fitness programs, arts, and social groups.
Stay involved in your community. Lend a helping hand to others when you volunteer at non-profit organizations in your local community.
Participate in vocational preparation at worksites in the community. Acquire new skills to help prepare you for future employment if desired.
Build real relationships in your community. Make new friends and network with employers for future employment, if desired.
Achieving a sense of worth and dignity, it’s a basic human desire.
Through Supported Living Services, we help you transition to and live safely in your own home and enjoy the dignity and pride of living independently. And after the transition to independent living you continue receiving the support you need to remain healthy and safe.
In the recent past ,people with IDD were increasingly shifted to smaller scales settings, but still did not receive person-centered, individualized supports. While smaller, congregate settings offer physical integration into the communities, they rarely provide the opportunity for true, inclusive community integration. In July 2019, an amendment to Maryland’s DDA Waivers expanded the scope of available services to include Supported Living, literally opening doors for individuals with IDD. Through the service, you may live in your own home with only the support that you choose, allowing you as much or as little help as you want and need.
We at Companion encourage you to do as much for yourself as possible, with the knowledge that our staff is there to support you whenever the need arises .Our caring staff is committed to helping you live more independently. We offer hourly support based on your identified needs in areas such as daily living activities, health/safety, money management, transportation and community engagement.
Living independently can be one of life’s greatest achievements and provides opportunities for you to shape the direction of your life
The ability to choose where we live, who we live with and make important everyday decisions is what makes our lives unique.
Learn to do as much as you can for yourself and become increasingly independent with your daily living, health and household tasks.
Experience personal growth and fulfillment that comes with making your own choices and living your vision for a good life.
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Personal Support Services provide individualized hands-on training and coaching-based support for individuals living in their own homes or with family. We focus on support, training and supervision in developing and maintaining skills such as;
- Independent living skills necessary to complete daily activities
- Problem-solving and self-advocacy
- Social and communication skills
- Community engagement, recreation, and relationship-building
- Personal budgeting and money management
- Health management
- Personal and community safety
- Travel and transportation
You may also receive assistance with hands-on personal care in addition to the coaching and training provided during Personal Supports Services.
With or without disabilities, it is everyones right to live in their own home with appropriate supports. Making the choice to move into independent housing may seem overwhelming, but with Companion by your side you can have that lifestyle and independence. We provide the information and support system to help you rise to the challenge of finding a home to call your own. We’re with you all the way, helping you overcome housing barriers, navigate housing opportunities, and secure and maintain a leased/owned home. The services we provide include:
- Housing search and application
- Resources to cover rent, utilities and other basic expenses
- Roommate matching
- Reasonable accommodation requests
- Tenancy education and training
- Dispute resolution supports to manage disputes with landlords and/or neighbors
Respite Care services provide short‐term, in‐home respite services to relieve your family or primary caregiver from their caregiver responsibilities while providing you with new opportunities and experiences.
Nursing services focus on health case management and consultation to promote your health, safety, and overall wellbeing. We encourage independence and self-management of your health and support you in the areas you need help with.
Assistive Technology And Devices
Assistive Technology includes adaptive items, equipment and technology to support and enhance your daily living activities, employment, communication and health.
transition services provide funding for the cost of items and services you might need when moving into a new private residence in the community. You can receive assistance with purchasing furniture, setting‐up utilities, and paying security deposit for your rented home.
Participant Education, Training And Advocacy
Participant Education, Training, and Advocacy Supports (PETAS) supports you to learn self-advocacy and self-determination skills
Transportation services provide funding to cover the cost of travel to and from your activities within the community and for travel-training.