Adults with developmental disabilities often have many overlapping support and health needs. While some are able to live independently or in the care of a close family member, others require more intensive round-the-clock services that are tailored to their level of need. For these people, many of whom have complex medical needs, The Foundling provides housing that is supportive and nurturing, as well as fully integrated into the surrounding community. The Foundling provides residential services for people with developmental disabilities in all five boroughs of New York City and in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties.
Our goal is to help people participate as members of their community by proactively approaching treatment planning, and providing extra support and guidance. Individuals are encouraged to make their housing, living, and support preferences known, and staff accommodate these preferences when possible. We assist people in our residential programs to engage in their communities, gain more autonomy, and participate in gainful activities – from day programs to volunteer work and paying jobs.