30 Residential Properties Fully Licensed During Annual Reviews

January 3rd, 2017

The Arc of Essex County's residential team was busy throughout the months of November and December coordinating licensing with the state's Department of Human Services.  This annual review ensures ongoing compliance with the state's standards for community residences for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

During the licensing period, a team of four state inspectors completes an administrative review and home inspection for each property, examining every component of The Arc's residential living experience.  Areas examined include organization and administration, advocacy and rights, service delivery/habilitation, health and safety, and fire safety and physical environment.  At the conclusion of The Arc's 2016 licensing period the state awarded full licenses for each of The Arc's 30 residential properties and supportive living apartments. 

The Arc of Essex County is committed to providing the highest quality of life and home-like experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  While the licensing period only lasts two months a year, we enact best practices year-round to fulfill our responsibilities to the individuals and families we serve.