Having a safe, affordable, and well-maintained home with the opportunity to make friends and reside in a supportive neighborhood close to your family, is a hope and dream that every parent, every person strives for. For over 20 years, Jewish Residential Services (JRS) has developed housing opportunities within the Squirrel Hill Jewish community for individuals with disabilities so that they could remain safe and close to their families, friends, and other community supports.
The Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House, opened in the fall of 2014, is a home for three young adults with intellectual disabilities. The Goldberg House is a successful partnership between JRS and Verland. JRS and Verland are committed to opening another group home offering 24-hour care, 7 days a week, in an environment that celebrates Jewish culture, with a kosher kitchen.
Identifying individuals with Consolidated Waiver funding who are prepared to move into a group home is an important part of the process of opening a new home. JRS and Verland invite all families with loved ones who have Consolidated Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disability funding to attend a community meeting for more information.
The next informational meeting for families interested in the new group home will take place on Wednesday, June 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library, 5801 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. A light, kosher meal will be provided. There is no cost to attend but space is limited.
To register for this informational meeting, please call JRS at (412) 325-0039 x103 or send an email to YAT@jrspgh.org by June 23. If you need accommodations to meaningfully participate, call 412-325-0039.
Note: Attendance does not guarantee admission into the new group home. This is a non-solicitation event.