Indiana

Dungarvin Indiana supports the philosophy of supported living and self-determination. The focus of our services is to enhance the individual’s independence and maximize the quality of life.

Dungarvin Indiana has been a provider since 1988 and currently supports over 250 individuals throughout the state. Residential and day services are currently provided within the following counties:

  • Lake
  • Porter
  • South Bend
  • St. Joseph
  • Elkhart
  • Marion
  • Hamilton
  • Hendricks
  • Bartholomew
  • Vanderburgh
  • Warrick

Dungarvin Indiana works cooperatively with each individual, their family, support team and county/state entities to ensure quality services. Dungarvin Indiana supports the philosophy of supported living and self-determination. The focus of our services is to enhance the individual’s independence and maximize the quality of life.

Specific services and supports that are offered to the individual are determined by his or her personal strengths, preferences, interests, desires, and goals. The range of particular services and supports Dungarvin offers is comprehensive in order to meet the needs and preferences of each person.

We provide supported living services through various Medicaid Waivers (Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver, and Support Services (SS) Waiver) and through state line funding. These services include residential habilitation services, 1:1 personal habilitation services, and respite services. We also operate 10 community CRF/DD programs (ICF/MR/ESN group homes) and a community-based day service program.

Sengistix

Dungarvin Indiana uses Sengistix in a number of locations. Sengistix utilizes a wide variety of coordinated sensors to provide a “complete package” of custom monitoring tailored to meet unique individual needs. This automated sensing provides caregivers the ability to improve safety, enhance the quality of life, and increase options for greater independence for all individuals requiring support. The person receiving supports has greater independence because paid staff is only called to the home when needed. For more information Sengistix, please visit our Partners.

We understand that each person is unique and no support model meets the needs of everyone. Please contact us for more details and/or to discuss any additional needs.

Services Offered by Indiana

Day Services

Our Day Services programs offer a variety of supports for people with Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Depending on the location, services available may include a combination of supports such as community integration, base site programming, employment opportunities, problem-solving and decision-making in everyday living, participating in community events and leisure activities, or assisting people to prepare for a vocational, recreational, or other community based programs.

Dungarvin Indiana also provides community-based day program services. The majority of the individuals who utilize our day program services are also residents of our ICF/MR/ESN group homes. These community-based day program services include 1) supervision, monitoring, training, education, demonstration, or support to assist with the acquisition and retention of skills, and/or 2) training and education in self-determination. Each individual receiving these services works toward acquiring the skills to become an active member of the community. The goal of the program is for the individual to become more independent and more integrated within their community and with community activities.

Dungarvin Indiana offers Day Services for these core areas:
Behavioral Challenges
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Residential Services

Residential services are provided to an individual living in his or her own home or apartment with or without roommates, depending on the location. These sites serve individuals of various need levels, including individuals with significant medical, physical, or behavioral challenges. Staffing levels vary by the needs of the people being served. The focus of these services is to enhance independence and quality of life. Dungarvin's residential services are very flexible and easily modified to meet changing abilities, interests, choices, and needs of individuals.

Supported Living Services

Dungarvin Indiana provides supported living services to individuals in their communities throughout Northwest and Central Indiana. These services occur in a variety of settings: in-home sites, individuals supported in the community alone, individuals supported in the community with roommates/housemates.

Services provided include direct supervision, monitoring, training, education, demonstration, or support to assist with:

  • Behavioral Support Plans and Behavior Management/Intervention
  • Acquisition, improvement, and retention of life skills, including personal and clothing care
  • Assistance with meals: menu planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation
  • Medication administration and/or self-administration of medications
  • Medical and dental appointments
  • Running errands and shopping
  • Household care/chores and maintaining a home environment
  • Leisure time activities and community exploration
  • Safety skills and social/emotional support
  • Health maintenance and specialized health care needs
  • Enhancement of communication and social relationships
  • Personal budgeting and banking, including the use of checking and savings accounts and bill paying
  • Respite services

Dungarvin Indiana currently provides a variety of supports and services for many individuals in their communities within various supported living arrangements. We are currently looking for opportunities to bring housemates together in supported living environments. If you would like further information regarding any possible current placement opportunities that may exist, please contact us.

ICF/MR Group Homes

There are a total of 10 intermediate care facilities (ICF/MR/ESN) or group homes located in various areas of Northwest and North Central Indiana. Categories of ICF facilities and the services offered are:

“Intensive” training (IT)- Services provided to individuals functioning in the mild to moderate range of mental retardation, as well as, having secondary diagnoses. Focus is on skill attainment in independent living skills as well as a strong emphasis on community integration. Concentration is also placed on eliminating maladaptive behaviors. Dungarvin Indiana currently operates three intensive training homes.

“Developmental” training (DT)- Services provided to individuals functioning in the moderate to severe range of mental retardation as well as having significant behavioral and/or medical challenges. Skill attainment in the areas of daily living skills, behavior management and life skills are provided as well as a focus on community integration. Dungarvin Indiana currently operates one developmental training home.

“Basic Developmental” training (BD)- Services provided to individuals functioning in the severe to profound range of mental retardation as well as having multiple physical disabilities. Skill attainment in the areas of daily living skills is provided. Enhancement of sensory motor skills is also a strong focus of these services as well a focus on community integration. Dungarvin Indiana currently operates three basic developmental homes.

“Child Rearing” – Services provided to children at various levels of functioning and with various physical disabilities. Skill attainment in the areas of daily living skills is provided. As children in these homes age, many homes have been converted to adult homes so the total number of these homes continues to decrease. Dungarvin Indiana currently operates one child rearing home that services children ages 9-18. The majority of these children are severely and profoundly developmentally delayed and display maladaptive behaviors. Several require a high need for medical supplies and equipment, as well as special diets.

Dungarvin Indiana offers Residential Services for these core areas:
Traumatic/ Acquired Brain Injury
Significant Medical Challenges
Behavioral Challenges
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities