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Services We Offer

Companion Housing Programs Inc. (C.H.P.I) offers quality housing and supervised training to people with developmental disabilities while placing a major emphasis on encouraging independent living skills. Person-centered programs are created to maximize each person’s abilities and expectations. Individuals learn and implement skills is six key areas that are considered necessary to succeed in their homes as well in the community:

  • Socialization
  • Home Management
  • Community Involvement
  • Grooming & Self Care Skills
  • Communication
  • Transportation

Residential Housing

Companion Housing Programs, Inc. currently owns and operates fifteen houses in the Hennepin County area that will accommodate from three to four individuals per home. Our homes are conveniently located within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, clothing stores, county
libraries, beauty salons movie theaters and recreational areas (lakes, parks, ball fields, basketball courts) – affording individuals a level of independence and multiple opportunities for community involvement.

Residential Program Components

CHPI utilizes an interdisciplinary team of professionals and experienced staff in working with people who are developmentally disabled. The individuals team consists of:

  • Direct Support Professionals
  • House Managers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Primary Physician
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Behavior Analysts

Admission Criteria

  • Diagnosed Mild MR, Moderate MR, Severe MR, Autistic, Brain Injury and/or Dual Diagnosis
  • Must be Six years or older
  • Must be ambulatory
  • Must be able to participate in training
  • and/or a work program outside of the residence.

In home Services

In addition to our live-in residential housing program, Companion Housing Programs, Inc. also offers in-home waivered services.

The primary focus of our in-home program is to provide individuals with supervised outings in the community, emphasizing independent living skills. These outings are designed to fulfill specific goals which have been set with the individual based on their preferences and Coordinated Services Support Plan (CSSP).

Appropriate Candidates for the in-home waivered services are determined at the discretion of the county social worker and the Companion Housing administration team. Referrals are submitted by social workers and the referrals are reviewed by CHPI administrators and final determination.

All members of our in-home staff are certified in 245D policies and procedures, safe driving, maltreatment of vulnerable adults/minors, CPR, first aid, nutrition guidelines and Positive support strategies.

If you or someone you know may benefit by participating in the Companion Housing In-Home Waivered Services Program, we look forward to hearing from you.

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