The MENTOR Network is pleased to announce that it has expanded its services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the addition of programs in two states: Just Like Home and four Adult Family Homes in Marinette County, now operating as REM Wisconsin, and Hope Homes, now operating as REM Ohio. These additions further expand the community-based services and supports The Network offers to individuals with disabilities across the country.
Just Like Home
Based in central Wisconsin, facilities previously operated by Just Like Home offer a wide range of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With this addition, seven adult group homes, six supported living apartments, and an activity center became a part of REM Wisconsin, along with 33 individuals and 46 staff members.
Marinette Adult Family Homes
Four Adult Family Homes in Marinette County, Wisconsin, became a part of REM Wisconsin, along with 13 individuals served and 24 staff members. In an Adult Family Home, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other challenges live together in a home environment, where they receive daily living and other supports.
“We are pleased to welcome these programs, including staff and the individuals they serve, to REM Wisconsin,” said Shelley Hansen-Blake, Executive Director of REM Wisconsin. “These additions enable us to serve more individuals throughout the state and ensure that they have the supports needed to live life to the fullest.”
Based in Stow, Ohio, Hope Homes began providing services for individuals with disabilities in 1966, offering community-based programs including day programs and group homes. With its addition, REM Ohio welcomes 63 individuals and 112 employees.
“The services offered by Hope Homes are a perfect fit within our continuum of home- and community-based services,” said Jo Spargo, Executive Director of REM Ohio. “We welcome their committed and talented employees, and we are excited to serve their former clients and expand our services in this part of the state.”