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Intellectual Disabilities

The desire to connect with others, to contribute, to feel useful and valued is an essential element of the human spirit.

That's why we offer services to help those living with intellectual disabilities lead healthy and fulfilled lives. Whether it's securing volunteer work, providing vocational training, arranging housing that matches the amount of supervision needed, or providing community opportunities and home care for those living with their families, our services are designed to improve the quality of life for everyone involved.

Daytime Support Services

Daytime Support Services

We offer a variety of programs to provide opportunities for socialization and employment.

Adult Training Facility (ATF)

Individuals receive vocational and socialization training that enhances communication as well as basic life skills. Opportunities are available for both volunteer work and paid employment. Participants may attend an ATF for up to 30 hours per week.

Senior Program

An adult training facility designed specifically for people 50 years of age or older who desire a slower pace. Our senior program also offers opportunities for community involvement and employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services operates two licensed, Facility-Based Vocational Rehabilitation Centers – Brookline Alternative Employment Solutions and Wexford Working Partners – that specialize in completing job tasks that are repetitive, routine, or time-consuming for businesses while providing individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities for meaningful work. The centers offer light industrial assembly, kitting, packaging, and mass mailing outsourcing for local businesses and organizations. Skilled staff members direct work flow, develop production methods, oversee quality control, and ensure timely completion of each job. For more information about our services, please contact BCarman@pittsburghmercy.org or 412.344.6466.

Supported Employment

Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services Supported Employment Program is a specialized employment placement service that provides necessary supports to adult individuals with disabilities in order to obtain and maintain meaningful employment within the community. A highly skilled employment specialist provides job placement, training, and support to individuals who desire meaningful employment in the community while earning competitive wages. Services offered include:

  • Pre-employment services
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job match services
  • On-the-job training
  • Maintaining employment/follow along support
  • Community-based work assessments.

For more information about our services, please contact TSachs@pittsburghmercy.org or 412.932.2323.

 

How to Access Our Services

For information about Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services, please call 412.344.6400.

 

Residential Programs

Residential Programs

We provide individualized housing solutions ranging from 24-hour supervision to less structured environments.

Community Living Arrangement (CLA)

People reside in apartments and/or homes throughout the community. One to three individuals receive support and services based on their safety, medical, behavioral and recreational needs. Levels of support vary from a minimum of 30 hours per week to around-the-clock staff supervision.

Supported Housing

Geared for individuals who require 30 hours of supervision or less per week. Staff support individuals based on their specific needs. This may include money management, medical appointments, and assistance with locating and using other community services.

Family Living/Lifesharing

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are matched with, and live with, an unrelated companion, couple or family residing in the community. Host families and Family Living staff provide training, supervision and support.

How to Access Our Services

For information about Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services, please call 412.344.6400.

Home and Community Services

Home & Community Services

Specialized services are available to support individuals who are living on their own or in their family home.

Companion, Habilitation, and 24-Hour Respite Services

Companion service emphasizes health and safety while habilitation service enables a person to maintain or increase daily living skills at home or in the community. Additionally, 24-hour respite ensures health and safety in the home when the family caregiver is away. These services enable families to recruit and choose a staff person. After qualifying, this person is hired and paid by Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services.

Therapeutic Services

We contract with specialists to provide behavioral support and occupational, physical, and speech therapies.

Transportation Services

We manage Port Authority bus passes or mileage reimbursement as specified in the Individual Support Plan (ISP).

How to Access Our Services

For information about Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services, please call 412.344.6400.

 

We have the expertise and training to help those who are also diagnosed with an addiction or an intellectual disability in addition to a mental illness.