Open Sky offers a range of residential options throughout Worcester County for adults with developmental disabilities in Central Massachusetts. Our mission is to provide homes that are safe, nurturing, and address each individual’s personal needs and preferences.
Every individual in an Open Sky residential program is encouraged to play an active role in community life, whether it be by volunteering, taking classes, participating in group outings, or joining a health club. Regardless of which residential option is selected, our dedicated staff ensures that individuals have the necessary supports and skills to build a successful and satisfying life in the community.
To achieve those goals, we offer diverse array of residential options:
Community Residences and Group Homes
Open Sky’s community residences are typically home to four or five individuals with developmental disabilities and other challenges, and most are located in quiet residential areas. In these smaller, intimate groups, individuals have the chance to develop and apply the practical skills of daily living in real-life situations. We provide specialized services for people who are older, who have medical needs or who would benefit from more intensive supervision. All of our homes are fully handicapped-accessible and accommodate a range of dietary and personal care needs.
Our Shared Living programs allow individuals to become part of a host family, with all of the benefits and responsibilities that sharing a life and a household entail. The host family helps the individual connect with the wider community and provides the necessary personal assistance and training. Open Sky’s visiting nurses and service coordinators stand ready to provide expert assistance when necessary.
Open Sky’s Supported Living programs offer the training and support individuals with developmental disabilities need to live in their own apartments. Whether living on their own, or in a shared apartment with a friend, participants are supported and visited by a team of service coordinators. Visiting schedules are individually tailored to help participants develop the skills, connections, and friendships that enable them to thrive in the community.