Individualized Home Supports

Our Community Support Services Program provides Individualized Home Support (IHS) services to children and adults who are living in their family homes, as well as to adults living in their own apartments who require less than 24/7 staff support.

We remain committed to the philosophy that individuals should remain in the family home for as long as they desire and are able to do so. For individuals living with family, Marrakech will provide paraprofessional staff to work with the individual as well as the family at home and in the community. The staff will work with each individual to increase independence at home as well as socialization and safety skills in the community. Marrakech will also offer behavior management support if needed.

Once an individual moves out of the home and into their own apartment, Marrakech will provide a support staff that will provide periodic assistance that focuses on independent living, self-help skills, household management, budgeting, and recreation planning.

Community Support Services can be funded by several sources including DDS, DCF, Boards of Education, and through private pay contracts.

Community Support Services staff and case managers collaborate with funding sources, parents/guardians, nursing services, clinical supports, and day and social programs to achieve established Individual Planning goals. The individual is at the center of this process and is integral to creating personal goals focused on increasing quality of life, discovering strengths to successfully live independently in the community, promoting community access, maximizing opportunities to socialize, and planning ahead for the future.

Related Websites:

DCF Voluntary Care Management Services
DDS Behavioral Services program (BSP)

Community Support Services Contact Information:

Valerie Roberson-Edwards
Director of Community Support Services
Phone: (203) 389-2970, ext. 1246

Chantel Haynes
Vice President of Community Support Services
Phone: (203) 389-2970, ext. 1601

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