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Supported Living Services

Heartland provides services funded through the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) and the Family Supports (FSW) waivers.

The CIH waiver is a combination of the Autism and the Developmental Disability Waivers and provides services that enable persons to remain in their homes or in community settings and assists transitions from institutions into community settings. This is a needs-based waiver and is designed to provide supports for persons to gain and maintain optimum levels of independence and community integration while allowing flexibility in the provision of those supports.

Formerly the Support Services Waiver, the FSW is designed to provide limited, non-residential supports to persons with developmental disabilities residing with their families, or in other settings with informal supports.

Residential Habilitation Services (RHS) 

Residential Habilitation and Support Services (RHS) provide up to a full day (24-hour basis) of services and/or supports which are designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the client, and assist in the acquisition, improvement, and retention of skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes.  Some of the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Heartland staff are able to assist with include:

  • Personal hygiene and grooming
  • Ambulation and transfer
  • Assisting with housework
  • Meal preparation and dining
  • Safety procedures and emergency responses
  • Cooking and dining
  • Shopping and community mobility
  • Safety procedures and emergency responses

Community Based Habilitation – Individual (CHIO) 

Community Based Habilitation-Individual (CHIO) are services outside of the individual’s home that support learning and assistance in the areas of: Self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living, and social skills. Community based activities are intended to build relationships, increase independence and overall quality of life. A person may participate in a variety of community life experiences or interactions that may include, but are not limited to.

    • Leisure or recreational activities.
    • Communication activities.
    • Spiritual activities.
    • Cultural activities.
    • Vocational pursuits.
    • Educational and training activities.
    • Development of living skills.
    • Health and wellness promotion.
    • Orientation, mobility, and destination training.
    • Access and utilization of public transportation.
    • Interacting with volunteers from the community in program activities.
    • Company sponsored activities and events.

Respite Care


Respite care is temporary relief care designed for families of children or adults with special needs. Respite care can range from a few hours of care provided on a one-time basis to overnight or extended care sessions. Respite care can be utilized on a regular or irregular basis and can be provided by family members, friends, skilled care providers or professionals. Providers, chosen by the family, care for children or adults with special needs while families take a class, go to a movie, go on a vacation, or enjoy any activity.

Respite care is designed to help families. Caretakers of children or adults with special needs often face serious problems and stress as a result of balancing the needs of their child or adult with special needs with the needs of other family members. These breaks, that respite care provides, allow families time to tend to the needs of their children, spouses, and themselves. Respite services may be provided in the home, in the community, or at other sites, as appropriate. We offer Indianapolis Respite Care Services, as well as care in the Kokomo, Terre Haute and Lafayette regions.