100 Clearwater Way
Beaufort, SC 29906
It is the mission of Beaufort County Disabilities & Special Needs Department to be a unified agency dedicated to empowering the individuals we serve to obtain their maximum potential by developing and providing a network of quality services which promote consumer choice, community involvement, and enhancement of life·
Philosophy for Residential Placements
- Individuals should be in the least restrictive placement possible.
- The homes where they reside are theirs with staff only present to ensure safety and meet needs they cannot meet on their own.
- Training is always present in the hope that an individual can move forward to a less restrictive placement.
- That individuals make their own choices and self-direction is encouraged.
- We treat all residents as adults, not children.
- We encourage family participation and welcome family involvement.
- Volunteers to assist in community outings and community events
- Individuals to serve on the Human Rights Committee
- Family members to participate in the Family Advocacy Group
Beaufort County offers a variety of residential options to meet the needs and desires of individuals with disabilities and special needs. In order to be considered for residential placement, an individual would need to be placed on a statewide critical placement list. If a vacancy in one of the residential facilities in Beaufort County occurs we would be required by SCDDSN to fill that vacancy with an individual on the critical placement list. If other Boards throughout the state have a vacancy they would also place from the critical placement list.
Individuals who are not eligible for the critical placement list could be on waiting lists for placement if funding allows development of additional beds statewide.
Types of Residential Placement
- CRCF-A Community Residential Care Facility for 15 individuals. This home is staffed 24 hours a day with 4 to 6 staff to provide care, training, participation in the community and promotion of independence.
- CTH II- There is 5 CTH II homes. Each has 4 individuals with disabilities. Each home is staffed by 1 staff person 24 hours a day. Individuals learn skills that are needed in everyday living such as cooking, cleaning, and independent living. Many have jobs during the day. Community involvement is encouraged.
- SLP- Supported Living Program is for individuals that can live independently in their own home or apartment. Staff is available 24 hours a day to help with emergencies and to provide training to assist in gaining total independence. All have jobs or income sufficient to maintain independent living.