Overcoming the “impossible” every day at MYCS

Based on a “self-determination” approach, MYCS professionals listen to the wants and needs of each individual in order to foster personal independence and community involvement. Backed by strong partnerships with families, Support Coordination services, the county and an attitude that nothing is impossible, MYCS residential services empower intellectually disabled individuals to direct how their lives are lived and services are implemented.

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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Residential Services

MYCS ID Residential Services believes in and adheres to the principals of Normalization, Positive Approaches, Everyday Lives and Self-Determination.

Our Mission is to provide a home for individuals living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. By encouraging and assisting them in their everyday lives, we provide opportunities for people to live to the fullest of their desires and abilities. Our commitment is to provide individualized support throughout the phases of life as they meet the challenges of becoming active members in the community. Our Vision is for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities of all ages to live in a variety of community settings while exercising their rights to self-determination and control.

Community Living Arrangements

MYCS manages apartments and homes for individuals requiring varying degrees of support. Homes providing 24 hour awake support are licensed through the PA Department of Public Welfare. Homes are located in North Huntingdon, McKeesport, Elizabeth, West; Mifflin, Jefferson Hills and Port Vue.

Family members are an active part of the CLA program and help assure safe living conditions for loved ones.

Individuals in the CLA program face everyday challenges and opportunities with the support of dedicated and trained staff, and live with 2 – 4 other housemates. On most days individuals are transported to work or a day program they are scheduled to attend. Individuals are in charge of planning and cooking their own meals, receive assistance in budgeting, medication administration, socializing, going to the doctor, shopping, and attending activities in the community. Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled individuals receive assistance as indicated in their Individualized Support Plan.

Family Living through Life Sharing

Family Living through Life Sharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Life Sharing is both a close personal relationship as well as a place to live, and provides an alternative to traditional CLA living. Life Sharing can be provided either through homes licensed through the PA Department of Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs and Children Youth and Family Services. For those who require less than 30 hours of direct support a week, the program can be un-licensed. Services in the home are limited to a maximum of two persons with an Intellectual Disability who are un-related living in the home with a Life Sharing provider.

Community Living Arrangements

Our CLA Services provide residential care for intellectually disabled individuals, including dual diagnosed (MR/MH) and aging populations. Our goal planning is individual and person-centered, encompassing psychiatric…