The Supported Living Program (SLP) of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities offers help for adults and children with developmental delays in the Indiana counties of Floyd and Clark. A Direct Support Professional is assigned to each individual to serve as a mentor, teacher and cheerleader to aid in developing and achieving goals, fostering individual interests and assisting with day-to-day responsibilities. We also provide transportation to all necessary appointments and help them get to events in the community such as classes at the YMCA and baseball games.
Frank is a 53 year-old man with developmental delays. For most of his life he lived with his parents, but has lived on his own the past ten years since his mother passed away. Frank’s sister checks in on him when she can, but she has her own family and is very busy. Frank gets lonely from time to time. This week, he needed to go to the grocery store. He needed someone to help him budget, make a list and shop for the things he needed. The staff of our Supported Living Program did those things with Frank. He left the store with his head held high, his bags full of nourishment for his body and his heart full of what he needed to nourish his soul.