URSA strongly believes that individuals of all abilities thrive in a community setting, versus institutional living.
Similar to our other residential homes, URSA’s Children’s home focuses on medically complex and fragile children and youth. This dedicated service was created for the delicate and unique needs of children with disabilities. URSA specializes in care for children and young adults with varying levels of need, whether this be complex medical needs, or extenuating circumstances in a child’s life that leave them with no safe home. We have achieved this goal by providing a rapid response to referrals, facilitating several meetings with management along with the LPN’s and families while continuing to have a strong ability to gather knowledge and information to provide these children with the highest level of care to suit their unique and individual needs. URSA continues to work to meet the needs of these children by providing the resources and expertise in dynamic levels of care so that the families feel safe and supported when accessing URSA’s services.
One of our spaces is designated specifically for children’s respite. The intent of the respite space is to provide out of home respite for medically fragile children.
This program is primarily funded by Human Services – Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) and Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
Eligible individuals for URSA’s Children’s Services:
- Have a diagnosis of a developmental disability or acquired brain injury.
- Are under the age of 18.
- Need partial to total assistance with activities of daily living (including meals, positioning, personal care).
- Medical needs can be managed by a part time LPN support and caregiving staff.
Most referrals are through Human Services – Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) and Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).