Community Reintegration

This program provides services and purchases items to establish a home in the community. The goal is to identify the services and support systems that a nursing facility resident may need in order to move into his or her own residence and to live independently again. Individuals with disabilities living in a nursing home who desire to move back into the community.

The program is provided at no cost to the individual. The program is funded by Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS). For further information on the Community Reintegration Program visit the Illinois Department of Home Services website.

Services Provided

  • Locate and secure affordable housing
  • Assist with the first month’s rent and security deposit
  • Provide household items
  • Provide assistive equipment and devices
  • Arrange for home remodeling to ensure independent safe functioning
  • Provide training in independent living skills
  • Make referrals of personal
  • assistant services
  • Provide personal assistant management training
  • Provide case management
  • Provide advocacy
  • Peer support

Admission Criteria

  • Have a disability expected to last 12 months or longer
  • Ages 18-59 at time of application (No age limit for those with a traumatic brain injury or HIV/AIDS diagnosis)
  • Live in an Illinois nursing home
  • Apply for or receive Medicaid benefits
  • Have no more than $17,500 in assets ($35,000 for family)
  • Have income to support costs of community based living (i.e. SSI, SSDI, etc)

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