Our students find a home at Providence Place where committed professionals guide dorm life and daytime classes.
Our CHI team includes administrators and counselors, vocational evaluators, job coaches, life skills instructors and a full-time nurse. Many are bilingual and experienced in American Sign Language. We also have 24-hour awake-direct-care supervision.
Students who join our program must be at least 18 years old, possess self-help skills and have a qualifying need or diagnosed disability, such as:
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (TWC) refers many students and we welcome others who hear about us from family, community or a religious organization. Tuition payment options are through TWS or private pay.
Our 25-acre campus, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, is convenient to the South Texas Medical Center, with bus stops and para-transportation, which provides assistance to those with special needs, right at our front entrance.
Socialization, an important aspect of our training, includes activities geared to fostering friendships and balance between work and fun. Our students enjoy:
On average, the time from enrollment to graduation is 12 to 24 months. After a 30-day evaluation and orientation period, students receive their class assignments and are engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
When they graduate, students can expect to hold a job and have the ability to live on their own. For those who need a little more support and guidance, our Oasis Home offers group living with a level of supervision as a next step.