Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volunteers of America Texas is a longtime provider of Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) programs for Home & Community-Based Services (HCS), Texas Home Living (TxHmL) and Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD). We believe that each among us is unique and valuable, and we encourage growth by honoring personal strengths and choices. Our goal is to help those we support live full and happy lives.
Our programs include:
Host Homes (Foster Care)
We are here to help, whether you’re looking for a qualified individual to care for your loved one or you plan to provide a host home yourself. Our support specialists and nurses coordinate individualized care for adults and children with disabilities – from medical services and therapies to day programs and equipment.
Residential Group Homes
Our group homes for adults and children with disabilities provide around-the-clock support in a home environment that encourages independence while fostering a sense of community.
For families who support their relatives at home, we provide extensive in-home services. By partnering to create a program customized to your loved one’s needs, we help them meet their potential, provide opportunities for community involvement and give you support as a caregiver.
Our Life Enrichment Center in Houston’s Independence Heights neighborhood is an activity-rich environment where individuals with disabilities can engage with each other and the community, all with the guidance of trained and caring staff.
Specialized Deaf-Blind Services
Our team has the expertise and flexibility to provide the personalized support needed to address a complex web of sensory, mobility and/or intellectual disabilities. We work closely with caregivers to develop and oversee delivery of individualized support plans, as well as interpret, intervene and teach skills that improve daily living.
Supportive Employment Services
Offered in Houston, Texas to increase the number of individuals with disabilities to become gainfully employed in competitive job opportunities while providing quality services to historically under served populations, including those who are deaf and blind with multiple disabilities (DBMD) and those with mental health and physical challenges. Our services include job placement, skills training, and supportive employment. Click here to download more information.