Habilitative Homes (Hab Homes) is a licensed Residential Treatment Center providing 24-hour child-care and treatment services to children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder and borderline intellectual functioning.
At Habilitative Homes, we exist to serve the children ﬁrst; therefore, the environment, the programming, and the stafﬁng are always child-centered. Hab Homes provides an enriched, structured, supportive environment in which the children can learn and grow in normal, healthy ways developing skills in self-care, self-direction, self-discipline, self-awareness, responsibility for decisions and choices, and building skills necessary for living as independently as possible as well-adjusted, productive adults in our society.
- Activities of daily living
- Therapeutically designed recreation program
- Structured leisure time
- Summer program, including annual beach vacation
- Educational support and advocacy
- Community integration
- On-site therapeutic services
- Children must be between four and 17 years of age at the time of admission and may remain in care until adulthood
- Children will have a diagnosis of IDD or borderline intellectual functioning with some exceptions
- Specialized or Intense LOC (or equivalent level of need)
Habilitative Homes began as a foster home more than 20 years ago. Today, Habilitative Homes sits on six park-like acres with large shade trees, walking paths, and three playgrounds for the children to enjoy. The interior boasts 18 bedrooms, multiple offices and workspaces, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a large family room for the children to gather, and a sunroom overlooking the picturesque wooded nature trail. Habilitative Homes has a new sensory room funded by the Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation which provides a much-needed and utilized therapeutic space for the children living there.