Developmental disabilities provider welcomes over 100 new people to current programs.
Milwaukee – AbleLight (formerly Bethesda), a national non-profit provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired the Life Skills and Support (LSS) program of Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) in Colorado, effective November 1, 2022.
The Life Skills and Support programs include host homes, family caregiver, supported residential services, and a day program. These are similar services to those AbleLight already offers in the Colorado area. In addition to the people receiving services and their families/guardians, AbleLight is also welcoming the providers, team members and leaders who support the programs and care for the individuals.
“We are excited to continue Rocky Mountain Human Services’ good work and help more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Colorado thrive. Programs like these provide the necessary support to allow people with developmental disabilities to live more independently, with dignity and in a safe environment,” explained Keith Jones, AbleLight President and CEO. “We are also pleased to welcome the home providers and staff who will continue caring for the same people as they always have. Our priority is giving peace of mind to families and guardians that their loved ones will continue to receive the same high-quality services they have come to know and depend on from the very same people with whom they have developed close working relationships. We are grateful to Shari and the leadership team at RMHS for entrusting these vital care services to AbleLight.”
AbleLight has a long history of caring for people with disabilities, dating back to 1904. In Colorado, AbleLight has offered host homes, family caregivers, respites, group homes, day programs, Intermediate Care Facilities, personal care alternatives, behavior services and employment supports for many years.
Providing safe and loving homes for people with developmental disabilities is an area of focus for AbleLight given that the national wait list for homes for people with disabilities is at nearly 700,000. Host homes and the Family Caregiver model in Colorado offer the opportunity for a person with disabilities to live in a home with a family while receiving support and services from AbleLight. Supported residential services is another area of growth, allowing people with disabilities to live independently with the help and support from AbleLight.
AbleLight is a national leader in pioneering life-changing services that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive. Founded in 1904 in Wisconsin as a Christian Mission, AbleLight promotes independence and inclusion across the U.S. through comprehensive and individualized supports that include housing, employment, spiritual life, financial services, assistive technology and much more. For details, go to AbleLight.org, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.