WHAT ARE GROUP HOMES?
Group homes are licensed adult foster care homes with specialized services. Six to nine people live together and receive help 24 hours a day from trained staff that work in the home. In addition, you may receive services from a nurse, an occupational therapist, a psychologist or other professionals if you need them. Copper Country Mental Health Services operates eight group homes for people with developmental disabilities and two for people with mental illness in Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon counties.
HOW DO I GET INFORMATION ABOUT GROUP HOMES?
You should tell your Supports Coordinator or Case Manager that you are interested in living in a group home. He/she will tell you more about the homes and arrange for you to visit, take a tour and meet the staff. You may also obtain information by calling CCMHS at (906) 482-9400 and ask to speak to the Community Services Program Director.
WHO DECIDES IF I GET INTO A GROUP HOME?
The people involved with this decision are you, others who are important to you, your Supports Coordinator or Case Manager, program supervisors and other professional staff that may be working with you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M NOT ACCEPTED FOR A GROUP HOME?
Your Supports Coordinator or Case Manager will work closely with you and the program staff to decide whether or not you are eligible to live in a group home. If you are found to be ineligible, the reasons for that decision will be given to you in writing. We will be happy to discuss this decision with you. You may be entitled to a second opinion. Information about other resources that may help you will be explained to you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I’M ACCEPTED?
You, other people chosen by you, your Supports Coordinator or Case Manager
and people working with you will work together to decide what help and services
you need. This information will become a part of your Individual Plan of Service.
WHAT IS A PERSON-CENTERED PLAN?
Your Individual Plan of Service guides what services and supports you get. It is designed by you, others chosen by you and your Supports Coordinator or Case Manager. It builds on your strengths and choices so that you can live a life that is satisfying to you.
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A CONFLICT WITH SOMEONE?
If you have a disagreement with someone, you are encouraged to discuss it with that person. If that is not successful, you may discuss the issue with your Supports Coordinator or Case Manager or with the person’s supervisor. You may also file a formal com- plaint. See YOUR RIGHTS booklet.
WHO DO I CALL WITH
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Dial (906) 482-9400 and ask to speak with the:
• Community Services Program Director, or the
• Team Coordinator