Residential Services are programs designed to provide experiences in independent living for people with disabilities.
Genesis Development provides the following services:

Supported Community Living
Community living services are tailored to each person’s needs. These services allow individuals to live in their own homes or apartments as independently as possible. Services can be provided on an individual or group basis. Our group settings provide 24-hour staff support to encourage each person to become as independent as possible in his/her community. Group living settings are located in Jefferson, Storm Lake, Belle Plaine, Boone, Winterset, Indianola, Perry, Panora,  Adel, Toledo, Grinnell, Granger, and Pocahontas.

Support is provided in the following areas:
Socialization skills
Symptom and behavior management
Medication management
Communication and language skills
Crisis prevention and intervention
Use of public transportation
Financial training and assistance
Payee Services
Domestic skills training
Safety skills 


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Group Living Experiences

Four and five person group living arrangements - Genesis maintains group homes in Jefferson, Boone, Storm Lake, Winterset, Toledo, Grinnell, Granger, Indianola, Pocahantas and Panora. The homes provide experiences in independent living while assisting individuals to achieve their maximum potential.

Eight-person RCF/MR - The Harrison Home in Jefferson provides opportunities to learn skills that would lead to more independence. Typically, individuals who are unable to maintain consistency with meeting necessary health, hygiene, functional skills and/or behavior objectives are appropriate for admission in this program. In addition to state/county funding, the Harrison Home is also HCBS and Habilitiation funded.
Genesis Development Group Homes exist in almost every area a Genesis office is located. These homes could house anywhere from three to five consumers, and in some fewer instances up to ten. Our group homes offer a more independent lifestyle without forfeiting 24 hour a day, seven days a week, care. For more information on these homes, or to see if there are any available openings, please contact the person in the corresponding area you are interested in.
Central Region
Greene & Guthrie County
Services Director:
Carrie Wilde
North Region
Buena Vista & Pocahontas County
Services Director:
Sandy Pingel
South Region
Dallas, Madison, and Warren County
Services Director:
Justin Terry
East Region
Benton, Boone, Poweshiek and Tama County
Services Director:
Cathy Miller

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Home and Vehicle Modification
Genesis Development will act as a facilitator between a consumer and a contractor hired by the consumer to modify a home or vehicle for his/her use.

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