Community Based Supportive Housing Serving Persons with Disabilities at Risk of Institutional Care

Long-term services and supports are a critical resource for individuals who have an intellectual, developmental, behavioral, and/or physical disability. Historically in many communities, longterm services and supports were primarily provided in institutional settings such as nursing homes. However with new advances in medical technology and through the Supreme Court Olmstead Decision to support independent living for people who have disabilities, these services are increasingly being provided in home and community-based settings.With the right partnerships and training, health centers are well-positioned to serve this population in the home and community-based setting. This Profiles Bridging Health & Housing highlights two partnerships serving these at-risk populations in the community:Trilogy, Inc. & Heartland Health Center, Chicago, IL and Bread for the City & RCM of Washington, Inc., Washington, D.C.

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