Living with Special Needs
JCS is committed to helping individuals with special needs grow, learn, work and participate fully in community life. We provide a wide array of services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
JCS provides counseling, advocacy and case management services to children, adults and families of individuals with special needs. Other services include assistance with independent living skills, tutoring, and locating and obtaining special equipment. JCS works with the Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) to obtain and fund resources and services.
Residential Programs for Adults
JCS residences enable adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate fully in community life. Currently, JCS provides residential services in nine professionally-staffed homes – Alternative Living Units (ALUs) – in Northwest Baltimore City/Baltimore County communities. Each ALU is home to three adults with developmental disabilities.
Resources and Planning
JCS provides information and referral services to assist individuals and their families access resources and equipment through DDA and other sources. We also provide in home or office consultations for more intensive advocacy, support and future planning.
Additional services offered by JCS include vocational services, psychological testing and scholarships.
Employment Services for People with Special Needs
Jewish Community Services is certified by Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration, Division of Rehabilitation Services, and Behavioral Health Administration to provide specialized services that help individuals with disabilities find and maintain employment. Learn more.
For more information about any of our services or to schedule an appointment, please call our Access Center at 410-466-9200.