Residential Services

Beaufort County offers a variety of residential options to meet the needs and desires of individuals with disabilities and special needs. In order to be considered for residential placement, an individual would need to be placed on a statewide critical placement list. If a vacancy in one of the residential facilities in Beaufort County occurs we would be required by SCDDSN to fill that vacancy with an individual on the critical placement list. If other Boards throughout the state have a vacancy they would also place from the critical placement list.

Individuals who are not eligible for the critical placement list could be on waiting lists for placement if funding allows development of additional beds statewide.

Types of Residential Placement

  • CTH II- There are currently ten Community Training Homes II. Each has four individuals living as a family unit with 24 hour staff support. Individuals learn skills that are needed in everyday living such as cooking, cleaning, and independent living. Many have jobs during the day. Community involvement is encouraged.
  • SLP- Supported Living Program is for individuals that can live independently in their own home or apartment. Staff is available 24 hours a day to help with emergencies and to provide training to assist in gaining total independence. All have jobs or income sufficient to maintain independent living.

Philosophy for Residential Placements

  • Individuals should be in the least restrictive placement possible.
  • The homes where they reside are theirs with staff only present to ensure safety and meet needs they cannot meet on their own.
  • Training is always present in the hope that an individual can move forward to a less restrictive placement.
  • That individuals make their own choices and self-direction is encouraged.
  • We treat all residents as adults, not children.
  • We encourage family participation and welcome family involvement.

Services Needed

  • Volunteers to assist in community outings and community events
  • Individuals to serve on the Human Rights Committee
  • Family members to participate in the Family Advocacy Group