The Genesis Individual Development Program aims to support people with an intellectual disability to develop independent living skills while living in a shared house arrangement for 20 weeks.
Staff support is available to participants seven days per week, including a live-in Lead Tenant who is there to be a positive role model and to offer assistance in an emergency. As part of our person-centred approach, UnitingCare Harrison staff help each client develop a support plan with goals that detail what they want to learn from the program and why.
The staff member's role is to help the client achieve their goals by working with, not working for the client and to facilitate reviews throughout the 20 week program.
Clients will have the opportunity to develop program goals within a person centered approach where support focuses on the aspirations and wishes of the individual.
- 18 years and over
- willingness to live independently
- intellectual disability
Eastern Metropolitan Region
Time / Days of Operation
Monday to Friday, 12:30pm - 9pm (staff support times)
Weekends, 10am - 8pm (staff support times)
Rent and utilities as per tenancy agreement.
Referrals to the Program
- Department of Human Services (DHS)
- Other agencies
- Family members and carers
- Other UnitingCare Harrison programs
- Word of mouth
- Self referral
Activities / Services of the Program
To develop clients' independent living skills and manage tasks (budgeting, cooking, cleaning, shopping, menu plans) while they are living in a shared house environment.
To find out more, please contact Harrison on (03) 9871 8700.