Services & Admissions
Whenever possible, our ultimate goal is to get people off the streets, get them “back on their feet” and move them on to permanent, independent and safe housing.
Our transitional program starts with a complete assessment of each person’s strengths and needs in the pursuit of this goal. Once a treatment plan is agreed upon, our staff will assist residents in pursuing their goals and aspirations.
Generally speaking, our residents stay in the transitional program anywhere from 6 months to 2-3 years, depending on their level of need. Once they have transitioned out into the community, our case managers follow up with them on an ‘as needed’ basis for at least another year.
Sometimes our residents are simply not capable of moving out on their own. For one reason or another they are unable to remain in an independent living situation but do not yet meet the criteria for a nursing home. These residents are allowed to stay with us as long as they need to. At present we have 14 residents who are considered ‘permanent’. They have lived at the Stewart Community Home for anywhere from 5-30 years. Each one of them is unique, as are their needs.
Men and women wishing to apply for residency at the Stewart Community Home must be 18 or older, have a documented disability, and be willing to abide by basic rules of conduct. Residents must also be tested for TB prior to acceptance into the home.
Are you able to help residents find jobs?
Absolutely! Also, in an effort to not duplicate services that already exist in the community, our Case Managers work closely with other agencies, such as the Labor Department and Vocational Services, that provide employment and employment training to those looking for work.
How can I reach someone staying at the Stewart Community Home?
The names of residents who live at the Stewart Community Home are kept confidential. Anyone wishing to contact someone they believe to be living at the Home may call the front desk at (706) 327-2707 and ask staff to leave the resident a message.
What do the residents at the Stewart Community Home do during the day?
The residents have varying schedules and activities that they participate in and attend during the day. Transportation to Dr.’s appointments, school, shopping, work, etc., is provided for them.
How does someone apply to be a resident at the Stewart Community Home?
Anyone who wishes to apply for residency must make an appointment with our Med Room Supervisor, Melissa Moore. This can be done by an individual on their own or through a referring agency. Call 706.507.7040 for admissions information.
How long are people allowed to stay at the Stewart Community Home?
There is no set limit of time a resident can live with us. We currently have individuals who are 18 to 85, who have lived here anywhere from 3 months to 30 years. Each person is evaluated on a regular basis to determine what is in their best interests and insures their particular needs are met. It is a very family oriented environment. The Stewart Community Home is truly A Place to Call Home.