Community Group Homes in Erie, PA

The Barber National Institute provides structured residential living opportunities to adults and pre-adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and behavioral health needs. Throughout Erie County, a team of dedicated staff supports these residents within 55 group homes. Referrals in Erie County for residential services can be initiated through Erie County Care Management.

Group Home Features

Each group home is unique and situated within friendly community neighborhoods. Our group homes are created with a family setting in mind and feature items such as:

  • Personalized bedrooms
  • Spacious rooms
  • Communal and private areas of group home
  • Comfortable furniture
  • Outdoor Space
  • Family-type living
Adult Group Homes - Resident Development

Resident Development

In group homes, each resident is encouraged to develop to his/her fullest potential and to maintain as much independence as possible. Family involvement and healthy relationships are a priority with our residents at the Barber National Institute. To that end, the following areas are substantial focus points:

  • Active Treatment
  • Activities of choice
  • Healthy eating
  • Community access
  • Structured activities
  • Life skills development
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Establishing goals and objectives
  • Reaching milestones
  • Financial management
Adult Residential Services - Personalized Service and Continuity of Care

Personalized Service and Continuity of Care

Each resident receives personalized service to ensure the highest level of quality through continuity of care. To maintain quality, special attention is given to the following areas:

  • Person-centered planning
  • Programmatic case management
  • Management of daily activities
  • 24/7 on-call support
  • Nursing case management
  • Behavioral supports (through Barber Behavioral Health)
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments; daily activities
  • Ongoing staff supervision
  • Representative payee services

For more information regarding residential services in Erie, please contact or 814-878-4099.

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Community Group Homes FAQs

What are community group homes?

A community or residential group home is home in the community where a small group of adults with intellectual disabilities live in a family-like setting. Homes are located in neighborhoods across Pennsylvania and provide support to access resources in the community and to help build independent living skills.

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