Independent Living

Living In One's Own Home

ILS picnic and hayride at Three Cedars Farm in Northville, MIThrough the Lama and Samuel Shetzer Independent Living Services Division, JARC serves approximately 70 people who live in their own homes, apartments or condominiums. 

Some of those served receive 24-hour care; others need just a few hours each week.  Many have a roommate; others live alone.  By tailoring the amount of support to each individual, JARC is able to provide the opportunity for people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible while still having their needs met.

To learn more about JARC’s services for those Living In One's Own Home, please contact Monee Whitney at 248-488-7532.

 

Services For The Deaf

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As part of our Independent Living Services, JARC serves men and women who are Deaf and have a developmental disability.  These individuals live in their own apartments or homes.  Staff assists, teaches and provides supervision as needed.

Supervisor, Aaron Langevin speaking at JARC's Annual Meeting.

Supervisor, Aaron Langevin speaking at JARC's Annual Meeting.

All staff working in the Deaf programs are fluent in American Sign Language; many are Deaf themselves.  They meet the same requirements as all other JARC staff including extensive training and background checks.

Some of those served receive round-the-clock care, while others need just a few hours a week.  JARC tailors its support to the needs of each person.  Some people have a roommate while others live on their own.

Social and recreational activities may include:

  • Inclusion in the Deaf community
  • Individual and group activities in the community
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Help from a recreational therapist to discover meaningful in- and out-of-home interests
  • Use of a vacation home in Northern Michigan
  • Access to religious activities for those who are interested 

For more information about JARC’s Independent Living Services for the Deaf, please contact Monee Whitney at 248-488-7532.