The RESIDENTIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT offers a wide array of services to adults and children with disabilities designed to promote individual choice and opportunity in the Berks County community.
Prospectus Berco operates community homes throughout Berks County for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Homes are staffed with support and provide a family atmosphere to approximately 90 adults.
In their own homes, people are able to pursue interests of their choice as well as participate and develop meaningful relationships. Our goal is to enable people living in community homes to live the life of their choice with people they care about and who care about them.
LifeSharing through Family Living
This is a program in which adults with intellectual disabilities share in the joys and responsibilities of family life. Interested providers are screened by our professional staff annually and then matched with people who express their wish to live with a family. The success of this program is evidenced by the fact that some families have been sharing their lives for seven or more years.
Family Support Services
FSS is an innovative and exciting program that provides individualized services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families as determined by the families. Services may include respite care, family enrichment services, transportation, and homemaker services.
Temporary Respite Care
Providing support to individuals in their home, the home of a FSS worker, or licensed community home, respite care can be a “home away from home” and may be used on a temporary basis or for extended periods of time.
Programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs. For more information on this program, please contact Debbie Dallago, Residential Services Administrator.