Opportunities Unlimited strives to provide a home-like environment for over 150 individuals with developmental disabilities while promoting growth and independence in daily living skills and social interaction. An emphasis is placed on choice and integration into the community, consistent with individual abilities and interests. There are many options offered across Niagara County that provide varying degrees of supervision and support to the residents. Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara is the fourth largest provider of residential services for individuals with disabilities in Western New York.
A variety of options and supports are available that include:
Supervised Individual Residential Alternatives provide 24-hour staff supervision and utilize person-centered planning to establish services consistent with the protective oversight needs of each individual, while maximizing the pursuit of individual goals and quality of life for each person. These residences typically house fewer individuals than Intermediate Care Facilities.
Intermediate Care Facilities offer the most intensive and highly supervised residential setting for individuals with extensive needs. Programming is based upon professionally developed activities, experiences or therapies (i.e., nursing, nutrition, recreation, social work, psychology and self-care) appropriate to individual needs.
Family Care Homes allow individuals an opportunity to live within a family setting in the community. The family care provider in conjunction with agency staff provides supervision and training.
In-home Community Habilitation Services provide assistance and support to individuals in their own homes using a person-centered approach to assist individuals in maintaining an independent living situation and to achieve meaningful life goals.