Whether "home" means living in a house or an apartment, living alone or with others, JCDS provides just enough supports for each resident to live their own productive life as independently as possible regardless of how much or what kind of support is necessary for each resident. Those individualized supports vary from one person to the next and may include comprehensive, on-site staff support 24 hours per day in their homes, or as little as a few hours a day for a couple of days per week. As is typical for everyone, each person’s support needs likely will change over time, either in need of less staff support or greater staff support. No matter the case, JCDS seeks to remain a constant partner as the person’s needs evolve over time, assisting them to achieve the lifestyle they desire in the mainstream of our Johnson County community.
While many participants in JCDS residential services obtain and prefer their own housing arrangements, many have relied on the affordable and accessible houses owned by the Friends of JCDS. The Friends of JCDS is their landlord, while JCDS Residential Services provides daily supports to the residents of those homes. It is a unique and successful partnership between the residents, their landlord, and their human service provider.