Person-First Planning at Providence
The Focus Is on the Person
With the goal of improving the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Providence’s person-first planning approach focuses on the person and tailors programs and services to meet his or her personal goals emphasizing productive, meaningful roles in the community.
Our unique person-first approach allows people to direct the support they want to chart their future and achieve their goals.
Building a Stronger Community
Person-first planning has gained greater support from providers and government agencies in recent years but has always been a cornerstone of Providence. It has improved the transition of youth into adult programs and the successful outcomes of those programs. This key strategy has increased awareness and outreach, building stronger community support and new partnerships.
By emphasizing person-first planning, Providence has focused on programs that help people seek community employment. Our supported employment program and community partners are key to achieving each person’s goals as well as a good quality of life. Community integration is essential, and being involved in the community is key to gaining a fulfilling life with new experiences and positive relationships!
Supported Employment Programs
Providence knows that every person should have their voice heard in how they want to live their lives and what they want for their future. Through open communication with families and caregivers, everyone receives the support they need to define and achieve their personal goals. Community involvement further enhances experiences and leads to greater independence.
If you know someone who is looking to gain independence with community employment, we’d love to hear from you, Or, if you would like to partner with Providence to provide new opportunities to people, give us a call today at (443) 848-2757.
Our Belief Statements
At Providence we are motivated by the following beliefs:
- We believe that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be contributing and engaged members of their families and communities.
- We believe that, with the right placement and support, everyone can work in meaningful jobs, earn competitive wages, and contribute to the world around them.
- We believe that community is meant for every person, regardless of their ability, and every person should be afforded the opportunity to live, learn, and work in their community.
- We believe that our Direct Support Staff is the foundation of our work.
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