Crossroads Louisiana provides residential living both in community homes, apartments and in private homes.
During the day, individuals in our residential programs work independently in the community, participate in work/training programs or access local educational and entertaining activities.
Service plans are individually designed for each resident. The plan addresses the whole person, including their physical limitations, medical issues, social and emotional support, and vocational needs. Plans are closely monitored for progress and consistently updated to include revised goals for learning higher level living skills.
Coordination of Services
Many adults with intellectual developmental disabilities have a wide range of medical needs that require close coordination, and addressing these needs is a top priority. Each group home and the SIL program is assigned a vehicle, handicap-equipped, if necessary, for the program, which is used to bring residents to scheduled and unscheduled appointments that include:
- visits to the doctor
- nurse monitoring
- hearing and speech therapy
- vision exams
- physical therapy
- dental care
- community outings
- family visits
- employment activites
Enabling community integration and offering opportunities to develop community connections is the key to fostering a sense of independence and building self-esteem. We focus on attaining these goals by:
- encouraging family participation in our programs
- planning theme-based parties
- going on group vacations and trips
- community outings
TItle XIX Community Homes
Crossroads operates community homes in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes that provide family-style living for six individuals in each home.
The over-arching goal of the program is to create a caring, family atmosphere in which our residents can learn essential living skills such as safety rules, self-care, meal planning, grocery shopping, money management, and meal preparation.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Crossroads’ residential services also includes a SIL program in which individuals with a NOW (New Opportunities Waiver) live throughout the community either alone or with roommates, in apartments or private homes. We try to inspire as many personal choices as possible and encourage each resident to become an active member of the community.
Each participant has specially trained staff, Direct Service Providers (DSPs), to support daily living activities; including, but not limited to nutrition, cooking, money management, hygiene, the use of public transportation and other self-help skills.
To learn more about the Title XIX Community Homes or the NOW, please contact Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) at 504-568-3130 or Jefferson Parish Human Service Authority (JPHSA) at 504-838-5424.