Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home.
Applications for Group Home vacancies are handled by each agency. Please refer to the Group Home Vacancies list for contact information.
- Community living homes. Community living homes serve no more than 12 members.
- (A) Members who receive community living home services:
- (i) have needs that cannot be met in a less structured setting; and
- (ii) require regular, frequent, and sometimes constant assistance and support to complete daily living skills, such as bathing, dressing, eating, and toileting; or
- (iii) require supervision and training in appropriate social and interactive skills, due to on-going behavioral issues to remain included in the community.
- (B) Services offered in a community living home include:
- (i) 24-hour awake supervision when a member's IP indicates it is necessary; and
- (ii) program supervision and oversight including hands-on assistance in performing activities of daily living, transferring, positioning, skill-building, and training.
- (C) Services may be approved for individuals in a traditional group home at the community living service rate when the member has had a change in health status or behavior and meets the requirements to receive community living home services. Requests to receive community living home services are sent to the DDS Community Services Residential Unit.
- Alternative group homes. Alternative group homes serve no more than four members who have evidence of behavioral or emotional challenges in addition to an intellectual disability and require extensive supervision and assistance in order to remain in the community.
- (A) Members who receive alternative group home services must meet criteria per in OAC 340:100-5-22.6.
- (B) A determination must be made by the DDS Community Services Unit that alternative group home services are appropriate.
How to Apply and Who to Contact:
Click here to Apply for Services
For questions about applying, contact the Intake worker for the area in which you reside.
Area I is Oklahoma City to include areas north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35, with an office in Oklahoma City.
Area II is the Tulsa Area to include areas to the north of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 34, with an office in Tulsa
Area III is Pauls Valley to include areas to the south of Interstate 40, with an office in Pauls Valley
Area I – (405) 522-5818
Area II – (918) 921-3602
Area III – (405) 238-4700
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