Dreams With Wings offers a variety of services for adults
The men and women at Dreams With Wings have all the same hopes and dreams as the rest of us! They want to live, work and play in their community. Services offered are tailored to meet the individual needs of each person.
Dreams With Wings supports individuals through three different residential options:
We currently have 12 staffed residences; homes are located in a local neighborhood and are supported by a staff member around the clock. Generally, three adults with similar interests live together in one house and receive 24-hour support. Housemates have their own bedroom and share the rest of the living space.
Family Home Providers
Dreams With Wings also offers Family Home Provider services, where a caregiver lives full time in the client’s home.
Currently, we own 5 apartment buildings but also support clients in their own personal apartments. Support for these individuals is tailored to meet specific needs such as paying bills, grocery shopping, housekeeping, laundry, etc. Twenty-four-hour support is not considered necessary for these individuals.
∙ Reading, Adult Literacy, and Book Club
∙ Math / Budgeting and Finance
∙ Art Therapy, Open Studio, and Expressive Arts
∙ Computer Literacy / Technology
∙ Health and Wellness (physical training, walking club and weekly Yoga)
∙ Volunteer Opportunities (Meals On Wheels, Operation Brightside, Louisville Nature Center)
∙ Community Integration / Natural Support
∙ Recreation and Leisure
Dreams With Wings offers respite supports to children and adults who want to continue to live in their own home. Respite services are specific to family or individual needs and can be provided in the individual’s home or in the community.
Person Centered Job Selection
This time is used to help the client get acquainted with their staff specialist in order to identify the candidate’s likes and dislikes, and her/his strengths and skills
This time is used to research prospective employers with the client, assess any need for special technology or equipment, practice interviewing skills, develop a resume and then meet with potential employers to assure a good fit.
Once the client is gainfully employed, the support staff can work alongside the client until they are comfortable with their job requirements and experiencing success. In some cases, the client can utilize on-the-job Supported Employment staff assistance for their entire career.