Heightened Independence & Progress (hip)
Providing Support Coordination Services in Bergen and Hudson Countries in Partnership with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
Empowering People with Disabilities to Achieve Independent Living through Outreach, Advocacy and Education
What is Support Coordination?
*Assessing the needs, wishes and desired outcomes of each individual.
*Developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) along with the individual, their family and those identified as part of the team.
*Locating the supports and services identified in the ISP so as to meet the needs of the individual and their family.
*Linking the consumer and family with service providers and generic community resources.
*Coordinating the identified supports and services as requested by the individual and their family.
*Monitoring supports and services to assure that the ISP is implemented and continues to meet the needs and desires of the individual, while their health and safety are assured.
*Maintaining eligibility information and assisting individuals in applying for the benefits for which they are eligible.
*Who is Eligible for Support Coordination Services?
Support Coordination Services are available to individuals registered with DDD.
*What is a Support Coordination Agency?
A Support Coordination Agency helps you get the services you need. A Support Coordinator will assist through the process of self-direction and empowerment. The Support Coordinator will provide information about the range of services available during the planning meeting.
Why Choose Heightened Independence and Progress as your Support Coordination Agency?
hip has been providing services to people with disabilities for over 30 years. Our Support Coordinators understand the concept of independent living and have extensive training in the DDD Supports Program, person-centered planning and developmental disabilities. Our Hudson County Support Coordinators are bilingual and can meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community.
hip’s DDD Support Coordination Program
Step 1: If you registered with DDD and a resident of Bergen or Hudson Countries:
hip’s Support Coordinators will:
*Assist in identifying and utilizing community-based programs, resources and services to develop a plan to meet your individual needs.
Step 2: Through developing the individualized Service Plan:
hip’s Support Coordinators will:
*Assist in identifying goals and needs in accessing community-based programs and services.
*Explore the natural supports of family, neighbors and community to assist in developing and designing a plan to meet your individual needs.
Step 3: Once your plan is approved by DDD:
hip’s Support Coordinator will:
*Continue to be there every step of the way. Ongoing contact will ensure that necessary services are in place not only for today but also for the future.
About Heightened Independence & Progress
Heightened Independence and Progress (hip) is a private, non-profit agency that administer two non-residential Centers for Independent Living. hip has been assisting people with disabilities to maintain their independence in the community for the past 30 years. Run by and for people who themselves have disabilities, hip’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve independent living through outreach, advocacy and education.
hip’s Services Include:
*Information and Referral
*Case Management Programs
*Youth Transitioning Services (Ages 14-21)
*Assistance Applying for Financial Entitlement Programs
*And Much More….
DDD Support Coordination-Bergen
Phone: (201) 996-9100
Fax: (201) 996-9422
DDD Support Coordinator-Hudson
Phone: (201) 533-4407
Fax: (201) 533-4421
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Division of Developmental Disabilities pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more information.