LifeStyles, Inc. is
a culturally sensitive, community- centered organization dedicated to
assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to be independent,
empowered, and full members of their community.
LifeStyles, Inc. was
officially incorporated on July 14, 1989 and began serving
consumers in March of 1994.
Hill founded Creative
LifeStyles, Inc. as
a human service agency dedicated to the ideals of a quality life for
individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities in
direct response to the overwhelming need.
The staff of Creative
believes in the value of communities and neighborhoods where all disabled
persons deserve a Creative Life Style.
do we do?
provides quality supports designed with the individuals, families and
caregivers to enable these individuals to live, work and play in the
community of their choice, regardless of the simplicity or complexity of
aggressively pursues opportunities that lead to nurturing and
meaningful life experiences that allow individuals to flourish.
Our services include:
Case management and
or Service Coordination are the basis of all programs for our consumers. Each individual
we serve is assigned a case manager in order to enable them to live the most productive
lifestyle this individual is capable of living. Case managers link and refer our consumers
and or their parents to various services. Our primary responsibility is to link and refer,
assist and empower the consumer to make their decisions to live a Creative
person-centered approach allows us to work in conjunction with the consumers to enable
them to live and participate in the Services we link our consumers to include:
Residential Habilitation ServicesIn-Home Residential Habilitation
provides in-home services to the families of consumers thereby supporting caregivers with
the difficult task of raising a child with special needs. Consumers of all ages are
eligible for this program as long as they qualify. This service allows consumers to
maximize their living skills while taking the opportunity to travel into the community. In
the interim, caregivers are provided an opportunity to rest and refocus their priorities.
Creative LifeStyles, Inc. currently
operates 8 Individual Residential Alternatives serving 41 adults of all
ages with special needs in the Bronx.
The residential services provide lifelong care to people with
mental retardation and developmental disabilities, when parents or family
members can no longer continue to do so.
A professional staff of direct care workers, along with medical and
other health care professionals works in conjunction with the consumer and
support system in order to provide an enriching and person centered
lifelong living environment.
Day Habilitation aims to provide
creative and enriching vocational and daily living experiences to
individuals who are 19 years of age or older and have aged out of the
board of education. We
provide a person centered approach to individuals involved, providing them
with daily decisions on how the consumers wish to spend their day.
The activities thus far identified include: local volunteer sites
at businesses and other social service agencies for which our consumers
will exercise job readiness skills. Some of these skills include: food preparation, clerical work, maintenance
duties, and landscaping. Other
options for a typical day include travel training, community inclusion
and integration, money management skills, and computer classes.
Our consumers also have the option to attend arts and crafts
exercises with our art consultant and field trips to recreational,
educational, and cultural events throughout the city.
can receive our services?
order for a person to qualify for the services of
a person must have:
A Developmental Disability and/or a full range IQ of 69 or below,
which is verified by a psychological evaluation conducted by a licensed
Be a Bronx Resident
67 Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10454
Tel. (718) 665-7002
Fax. (718) 401-6597