Community Living Services
We take our responsibility of securing each person’s health, safety, and welfare seriously. Our focus is always to provide a consistently high level of supports to the people who have chosen Ardmore as their community living services provider. We promote independence and bolster self-esteem by connecting each person we support to the communities they live in where they can explore individual interests, spend time with family and friends, develop new networks and relationships, and have new and meaningful experiences. Our Community Living Services include homes and residences in the community and Personal Supports which are comprised of Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) and Family and Individual Support Services (FISS)
Homes in the Community
Ardmore currently owns and/or operates 18 single-family homes and apartments throughout Prince George's and Montgomery counties (Maryland). The three to four people who live in each home receive tailored supports empowering them to experience the most complete life possible. Each home is staffed 24/7, has “awake” overnight counselors, and has its own onsite transportation—either a minivan or wheelchair van.
The people supported by Ardmore come first in all endeavors; therefore, the relationships and interactions between staff and the people who live in the homes we manage are paramount. Staff is motivated to help each person we support progressively reach his or her highest level of independence and personal success. For example, people receiving supports are encouraged to do their own shopping, join local social organizations, participate in community activities, volunteer for local causes, and do anything else they dream.
Ardmore provides individual support services that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live on their own, with family or with housemates.
Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA)
Our Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) strategy includes the selection of the (staff) support counselor by the person seeking support from Ardmore. Then, individual service plans are crafted to provide flexible, creative and safe solutions that meet each person’s needs and desires. We focus on enabling people to participate in shared recreational, social, educational, and/or spiritual activities as well as providing supervision, training, and support designed to reach a single end result: enhancing quality of life.
Staff is available to provide a variety of services that may include:
- money management, budgeting, banking, and tax preparation;
- health services, including support with medical needs and follow up with medical appointments;
- household management, including housekeeping, menu planning, and grocery shopping;
- development of social and other practical skills or relationship facilitation with neighbors, friends, and family;
- assistance with grooming, hygiene, and other required personal care tasks; and
- help with discovering and accessing various activities or community resources.
Family and Individual Support Services (FISS)
Ardmore also provides long- and short-term supports to people living with family, friends, or on their own through Family and Individual Support Services (FISS). Individuals receiving FISS funding must have their needs assessed and be determined eligible by the State of Maryland.
To apply for FISS funding, please go to Maryland’s DDA Application page.
If you currently receive FISS funds and would like to apply for services at Ardmore, please contact our Director of Community Living Services by email or by phone at 301‐306‐2563.