Community Habilitation

It is crucial that children and adults with disabilities learn daily living and social skills in their own home environment. These skills will be carried over into their interactions in the community. Jewel Human Services community habilitation program (Comm. Hab) provides individualized services to help lessen the developmental gap by addressing each person’s developmental needs.

Community Habilitation Services (CHS) is provided to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of CHS is to provide integration into the community, training in money management skills, independent living, socialization, etc. CHS assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, improving adaptive skills and self-help skills to reside in home and community based settings.
CHS fosters independence, integration, individuality and productivity in the community. Our Program includes provision for self-directed and family directed Community Habilitation Services, which will enhance flexibility and freedom of choice.

Location and Time: Community Habilitation can be carried out either in the individual’s home or in the community during the hours that are most convenient to the individual or their family.

JHS trained staff will work one on one with each individual helping them achieve the greatest possible independence in numerous areas ranging from mastering household chores such as washing dishes or making their bed to acquiring skills of independence within the community such as ordering food in a restaurant or navigating public transportation

The overall goal of community habilitation is to help these individuals develop skills and assist them to lead independent lives as productive members of our community.

Eligibility: Our programs are open to all adults with the developmental disabilities, including those with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders, and neurological impairments.

Cost to You: Our services are provided at no cost to Medicaid eligible individuals. This program is regulated and partially funded by OPWDD.

More Details

For more info and to find out if your child qualifies for this service call us at (347) 897-0510 or 347-741-8495. Or email us at


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