Residential Services

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If you are a person with developmental disabilities, you have more living options from which you can choose than ever before.

People with disabilities need and deserve housing that is affordable, accessible, and designed for mobility. Koinonia is proud to offer several options that embrace person-centered solutions that improve the quality of life for people who receive our supports and services.

Waiver Homes

Waivers are one way to pay for services that support someone with developmental disabilities living on their own or with a roommate.

Everyone has different needs. Some of our individuals need drop-in support; some require 24-hour assistance.

Licensed Group Homes

A positive, comfortable environment is what makes a house a home. Individuals become active, decisive participants in small households of five to eight people.

Residents benefit from the 24-hour support our compassionate staff provides in each of our homes.

Shared Living

Ohio Shared Living is a residential service option that allows individuals to receive continuous care and support while living in a family home setting

Shared Living Providers receive ongoing training and support. Providers may be families, couples, or individuals who work from home or outside of the home.

Respite Care

Take a moment to relax and enjoy a stay at Koinonia’s respite home.

Koinonia’s Respite Care offers provisional assistance for families who are otherwise the primary supporters for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Multi-System Youth Program

Our new Youth Housing Program fills important gaps in services for children and young adults who face behavioral challenges.

For youth ages 5 to 17 who require temporary, short-term care, Koinonia’s new transitional housing allows them to receive the therapy they need while living in a safe, home-like environment.

A Trauma-Informed Care Approach

Traumatic stress is incredibly prevalent in the general population, with almost 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event in their lifetime. Traumatic stress is also incredibly prevalent among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), because they are at a much higher risk of experiencing traumatic situations like abuse, neglect, and exploitation. These experiences can affect individuals with IDD in the same way trauma affects anyone else, having a tremendous impact on a person’s mental and physical health and well-being.
The trauma-informed care (TIC) framework involves recognizing, understanding, and responding to the effects of trauma, not only in persons served but in staff and throughout the entire organization. It also involves shifting one’s mindset surrounding trauma and seeing it not as a pathological reaction, but rather as an adaptive response to a traumatic event. Its goal is to prevent traumatic situations from occurring and prevent re-traumatization for survivors of trauma.

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