The Arc North Florida operates two group homes in Suwannee County. Funding for eligible residents is normally covered by Social Security and the Medicaid Waiver program. Private Pay is accepted in some cases from qualified applicants.
For the residents that live in the houses, this is the place that they call their "home". Each home is staffed by a team of caring and trained Service Aides who help create a cheery and home-like atmosphere. The residents receive training in daily living skills and assist with the daily activities of home life.
Blackburn Group Home
For those of you that have been following our progress, the Group Home is finished. The redesign of this home included a 1000 square foot expansion plus a covered porch. The landscaping needs to be upgraded. The home is located near town and you will frequently find the residents, joined by staff, enjoying trips to area stores, favorite eating establishments or just going out to an occasional yard sale to look for bargains.
Marymac Group Home
This beautiful home is occupied by six people. It has a spacious living room, kitchen and dining room area, and each resident has their own bedroom. The residents are supported by staff 24 hours per day and are able to participate fully in community life where they enjoy trips to places like the library, local restaurants, the movies and outings at the local bowling alley. The Marymac Home currently has one room that has just been modified to allow for an additional person to stay for short intervals of Respite Care. The extra bedroom is now available for individuals to have a break from living with their families and to experience the independence offered in group home living. This home is in need of repainting.