Search Opens New Community Home
We are proud to announce that Highland, Search's newest community home, opened on June 2! Highland is home to four men who previously resided in a state run institution.
This four-person home is part of our promise to offer smaller residential options as an alternative to the traditional 7 - 8 bed model.
The residents of Highland are able to live in a community home as a result of what is known as the "rebalancing" act. On January 19, 2012, Governor Quinn announced the details of his plan to 'rebalance' the state's approach to care for individuals with ID/DD and mental health conditions. The goal of the initiative is to transition 600 individuals from State Operated Developmental Centers into community-based care by mid-2015. This will result in the closure of up to 4 state institutions.
Individuals transitioning into the community from state institutions are receiving enhanced rates, which support smaller, four person CILAs like Highland.
Search has arranged a flow-through arrangement with Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center in Waukegan. As the result of the flow through agreement, Search was able to transition four Kiley residents into a 4-bed CILA in FY 13. Since 2007, Search has supported the transition of 51 individuals from State-operated institutions to its CILA homes.