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Self-Directed Services


What is proPartnerships?

proPartnerships is a self-directed support service which enables people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities to have more control over the services they receive, and literally become the boss of their own lives. You make the choices; proPartnerships provides the guidance and tools you need to make it work.

Why proPartnerships?

proPartnerships, a division of proAbility and The Arc of Bristol County, has been helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for more than 50 years. proPartnerships, named for an emphasis on partnerships with service providers, is committed to respectful assistance to enable people to make choices in the matters which affect their lives.

We work with individuals like you and your family to identify who and what resources make up your current circle of support, then advise you in ways to complete the circle. proPartnerships will communicate with you to be sure your needs are being met, and goals are being reached according to your individualized plan.

Our role is to help you:

  • Maximize funding resources
  • Promote self-direction and personal growth
  • Access available community supports
  • Develop individualized approaches

We are with you every step of the way

proPartnerships offers a Support Facilitator who focuses on empowering you to define and direct your own personal assistance needs and services.  The Support Facilitator shall guide and support, rather than direct and manage, you through the service planning and delivery process.  The Facilitator shall counsel, facilitate and assist in the development of your Individual Service Plan that includes both paid and unpaid services and supports designed to allow you to live in your home and contribute to your community.

proPartnerships options include:

  • Service brokerage
  • Person centered planning
  • Staff management
  • Training
  • Financial management
  • Advocacy
  • Staff hiring
  • Recreation
  • Vocational development
  • Future planning
  • And more…

Is proPartnerships Right for You?

proPartnerships is self-directed services that can offer you and your family the opportunity to hire, train, and supervise employees tasked with providing direct services.  Self-directed services support you in allocating funds as outlined in your Individual Service Plan and facilitate employment of your staff.  These services should support your ability to live in your home or your family home; be cost-effective arrangements for obtaining supports, applying public, private, formal or informal resources; and be consistent with goals established in the your ISP.

Self-directed services include but are not limited to:

  • Fiscal Intermediary Services
  • Support Facilitator Services
  • Participant Directed Goods and Services
  • Contact proPartnerships at (401) 233-1634 to begin exploring your self-directed options today.

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