Developmental Disabilities Residences
Since 1974, Catholic Charities has operated community residences to help individuals achieve their highest level of functioning and to participate as fully as possible in the surrounding community. As they are able, residents participate by doing their share of the household chores, such as laundry, cleaning, and meal preparation.
There is plenty of opportunity for recreation, socialization, and religious observance, if desired. Men and women at the residences participate in sports, day trips, beach outings, concerts, and other events of their choice. All residents participate in day programs and sheltered workshops that offer socialization, recreation, vocational activities, and other services. Some individuals even maintain competitive employment in the community.
A residence manager handles administration, daily management, planning of recreational activities, and maintenance at each house. Residence nurses oversee all medical care. Staff also ensure safety and a homey environment where individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
Catholic Charities operates thirteen residences, serving more than 105 people.
- Alhambra House, Huntington Station
- Beebe Residence, West Babylon
- Bustamante Residence, West Babylon
- Caritas Residence, Aquebogue
- Christopher Residence, Valley Stream
- Msgr. R. Emmet Fagan Residence, Elmont
- Mako Residence, Southold
- Mother Teresa Residence, Amityville (for developmentally disabled elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease/dementia and associated physical impairments)
- Neumann Residence, Manhasset ( for developmentally disabled deaf adults)
- Bishop Ryan Residence, Copiague
- Seton Residence, Amityville
- Ted Hansler Residence, Hampton Bays
- Virdone Residence, Babylon
Medicaid Service Coordination
Medicaid service coordination (MSC) develops individualized service plans for clients and helps them access appropriate services to meet their specific needs.
Family Support Program
Catholic Charities' family support program provides parent education, case management, and referral services to parents that have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation.
Eligibility and Fees
An applicant must have had a primary diagnosis of mental retardation before the age of 22. Fees come from residents' Social Security payments and Medicaid.