Culpeper, VA, November 20, 2019
A brand new home for adults transitioning out of crisis and into a less restrictive environment has opened its doors. The Easterseals UCP Adult Transition Home located in Culpeper, Virginia will accept six adults who are approved by a state admissions committee to live there during the transition months.
This state-funded home was awarded to Easterseals UCP to help find placement for people living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and co-occurring mental health challenges who are no longer required to stay in jail, state institutions and hospitals. “The goal is to transition adults from the crisis system in Virginia and back into the community where they can begin the process of identifying longer term placement and supports,” said Liv O’Neal, Easterseals UCP VA REACH Program Director.
Once admitted to the transition home, the men and women will explore areas of interest through community engagement opportunities. The program staff will work alongside the Community Service Board to identify long-term placement and other community based supports.
“Many of these adults fall through the cracks and continue living in facilities that they no longer need to be in. This home can be the beginning of change by being a more effective system,” said Liv.
The home is open and staffed 24/7.
To learn more, go to our Easterseals UCP Adult Transition Center web page.ABOUT EASTERSEALSEasterseals provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com. Sign up for the Easterseals UCP eNews. For more information contact:Kathy EdgertonChief Communications OfficerKathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com(O) 919-865-8660 | (C) 919-208-0621