The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs operates 25 residential programs in York County. There are currently four 8-bed facilities, twenty-two 4-bed facilities, one 20-unit apartment complex and an independent living program with 18 participants living independently across the county.
Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCF)
These homes house eight residents each and provide 24-hour support, skills training and community activity to consumers requiring a more intensive level of support.
Community Training Homes II (CTH-II)
These four bedroom homes are located throughout the county. These programs provide 24-hour support, skills training and community activity.
Supervised Living Program I (SLP-I)
Those participating in the SLP-I program can be found living independently in their own homes throughout the county. These folks possess their independent living skills but require a small degree of support. The program staff does provide skills training and assists with transportation but they do not provide 24-hour on-site supervision.
Supervised Living Program II (SLP-II)
Located in Rock Hill, Brown Villas and Longview Apartments provides homes for 20 individuals. These two apartment complexes provide 24-hour on-site staff support, skills training, and transportation to and from work and other community activities. The SLP-II program serves individuals who possess many of their independent living skills but still require moderate support.
The need for residential services far outweighs the current capacity which results in a waiting list for these services. The level of need is taken into consideration when placing individuals on the waiting list.
The need for residential supports continues to grow. The state of South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs has developed a tiered residential waiting list to include:
- Critical cases
- Aging caregivers
- Priority one
- None priority
- Future need
These designations are given by the state, not the local York County agency. Your case manager will help you gather the necessary information to assess your current need. If the need is great, than a critical residential request packet will be put together and submitted on your behalf.
An individual’s residential request would be added to the aging caregiver list is based on the age of the primary caregiver. The priority one list is for individuals who have applied for the critical waiting list but their request was not approved by the state as “critical”. The none-priority or future need list is for families preparing for the future needs of their loved one.
All of these scenarios are dynamic and can quickly change. The case manager will be monitoring or will be the contact person for families to contact if a stable situation quickly changes. The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs residential plan for the future is to grow to meet the needs of the county’s residents.
To read more about the role of the Case Manager or to learn how to qualify for services go see Case Management.