PO Box 1095 Kirksville, MO 63501 Phone: 660-665-1111 Fax: 660-665-1409 HR Fax: 660-665-3417


Shared Living – Host Home

A Host Home program affords the opportunity for a person with a disability to choose to live with an individual, couple, or a family in the community to share their life experiences together. The individual thus becomes a valued member of the home/family and develops permanent relationships that then help that individual grow and develop. The family receives a monthly stipend plus room and board for supporting the individual with disabilities in their home. Chariton Valley professional management staff oversees services, ensures compliance with state and federal guidelines, and provides on-going support to the family and individual(s).

Interested in becoming a Host Home provider? Contact our Program Director Linda Bowers at 660-665-1111, or by email at lbowers@charitonvalley.org for more information. Below is our application for becoming a host home provider:

CVA Host Home Provider Application

Remote Monitoring

Remote Monitoring is a nontraditional service option designed to allow individuals to maintain independence in their homes. Remote monitoring can be as simple as sensor monitors in the home for safety and emergency alert purpose to as complex as video monitoring of a home with a remote staff person that the individual can interact with on a video monitor. In either chosen situation, Chariton Valley provides local staff people for on-going care coordination and emergency response when contacted by the individual or the remote monitoring company.

Independent Living Skills Development (ILSD)

Types of services and supports provided include skill training in activities of daily living including but not limited to: hygiene, menu planning, meal preparation, home environment, laundry, budgeting, and comparison shopping. Transportation assistance is also provided for essential errands, such as doctor’s appointments, grocery-shopping, stops at the pharmacy and often to and from work.

Career Planning

Is for individuals exploring employment, and incorporates activities to help the individual evaluate interests, opportunities in the community, and to identify the employment skills and challenges they face through:

  • Job exploration
  • Informational interviewing
  • Assessment of interests
  • Labor market research
  • Informal or formal assessment and consultation.

Prevocational Services

The goal of Prevocational Services is to develop the individual’s general, non-job-task-specific skills necessary to succeed in paid employment, including (but not limited to):

  • Ability to communicate effectively with future supervisor, co-workers and customers;
  • Generally accepted community workplace conduct and dress;
  • Ability to follow directions;
  • Ability to attend to tasks;
  • Potential workplace problem solving skills and strategies;
  • Potential general workplace safety and mobility training.

Job Development

The goal of Job Development is the acceptance by the individual of a job offer that meets the individual’s personal and career goals. This may include:

  • Application completion
  • Job interviewing activities
  • Completion of tasks
  • Negotiation with prospective employers
  • Help find and obtain job identified in the individuals ISP
  • Promote integration into the workplace

Supported Employment

The community employment service supports individuals on an on-going basis in an integrated work setting for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services may be based upon individual or group jobs and will include job development, on the job training and ongoing performance monitoring. This service is available to an individual if they have been unsuccessful in obtaining employment through Vocational Rehabilitation services.

Individualized Support Living Homes (ISL)

ISL homes are designed to serve one to four individuals and are located in residential, single-family neighborhoods. A supervisor coordinates the individuals’ care, staff schedules, and community integration as well as staff support. Individuals living in ISL homes are provided up to 24 hours per day support based upon the needs of the individual(s). The goal is to enable the individuals to live safe, healthy lives in a clean environment while promoting independence and integration into the local community.

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