Residential Community Homes for Adults

Philadelphia, PA

Barber National Institute provides structured residential living opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and behavioral health needs.

Barber National Institute operates 36 community group homes in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding areas. 

Barber National Insitute provides a nurturing, safe, family-like structured environment in residental community homes to meet the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and behavioral health needs. Individuals are provided with 24-hour a day care by a direct support professional who assist in developing a person-centered program designed on each person’s preferences, needs, and goals. 

Since opening our first residential community homes in 1990 in Philadelphia, Barber National Institute has been a trusted and relied upon partner in caring for your loved one.

Using a person-centered approach, each adult participates in the development of his or her own personal plan for services and receives the guidance and support of our qualified direct suppor professionals. Our individuals are encouraged and supported to live an active and fulfilling life, exploring new and interesting activities of their choice. Individualized plans are based on the needs, wants, goals and aspirations unique to each person.

Residential community homes are designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment where residents can thrive, balancing independence with the right level of support and care for each person. We ensure that all homes have skilled and dedicated staff who can respond to medical and behavioral needs while facilitating every individuals's uniqe choice and preferences.

The individual is surrounded by a support team that includes the direct service of professionals, nurses, behavior therapists, supervisors, administrative staff and a Primary Care Physician who coordinates any other services the person may need. Our program offers a twenty-four-hour on-call system for supervisor, administrative and nursing services to ensure that individuals, employees, and families can be supported when the need arises.


Some of the programs and activities offered in the Philadelphia residential program include:

  • Personal Development
  • Life Skills Training
  • Social Skills Training-Relationship Building
  • Religion
  • Financial Skills Training
  • Community Exploration
  • Computer Skills
  • Vocational Training
  • Home Economics
  • Health & Safety Awareness

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Community Group Homes in Philadelphia, PA