On Your Mark currently serves over 100 individuals with a wide range of disabilities in certified residences and over 10 individuals in non-certified apartments and houses, including families whose parents have a developmental disability and their children. Our programs reflect a strong person centered and activity-based model. Residential Services are dedicated to providing superior management, teaching programs, and individualized supports that lead residents to experience high quality lifestyles based upon the following valued outcomes:
· Community integration
· Meaningful social relationships
· Frequency and variety of activity participation
· Exercise and healthy living practices
· Social inclusion
· Empowerment of individuals to make informed choices
We offer three types of residences and support is provided based on an individual’s level of functioning and need. Individuals are encouraged to participate in a very busy and diverse activity schedule with staff assistance. All activities are designed according to the individual’s preferences, strengths and needs to foster independence, community inclusion and an enhanced quality of life.
We currently operate 11 Supervised Residential Homes, which serve over 70 individuals. Our homes are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Supported Apartments offer a more independent living setting, with staff provided on a part-time basis according to an individual’s need. Our apartments are located at two separate sites, and serve over 30 individuals. These individuals learn to self-advocate, live independently, plan their own activities, and travel in the community independently.
We also offer Individual Support Services (ISS) for over 10 individuals who live on their own, and require minimal services.
The individuals in the Residential Department participate in daily activities such as movies, bowling, broadway shows, parks, and sporting events. Also, many of the individuals have gone on fun vacations with their group homes including Cruises, Lake George, and Catskills resorts.
For more information, please contact Nandi Ayranu, Director of Residential Services at (718) 720-9233 ext. 5020