(828) 299-1720
Fax: (844) 303-1298
2084 US-70
Swannanoa, NC 28778

We offer waiver services that include:

  • AFL
  • Residential Services
  • Personal Care
  • Day Supports
  • Supported Employment

Other services offered:

  • State Services
  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Therapeutic Foster Care


Alternative Family Living

The AFL program is a residential program which provides people with Intellectual Developmental disabilities family style supervision and monitoring of daily activities. The AFL provider is a person who provides support to assist the individuals in meeting their physical, emotional, and developmental needs. We take pride in consciously making the very best match between provider and the individuals who we support. Currently we support AFL homes in areas ranging from Buncombe, McDowel, Burke, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, Mecklenburg, Clay and Cherokee.

Residential Services
Residential Supports are supports needed for an individual in order for him/her to live in the community as independently as possible. This service provides flexible, individually tailored supports and assistance to meet the person’s habilitation and personal care needs in their home and community. This service works towards meeting habilitative goals and objectives throughout the person’s day and provides personal assistance that is incidental in nature.

This service is provided in the community, the individual’s own home, his/her family home, or settings which include small community integrated alternative
care settings. The supports that may be furnished to an eligible individual consist of the following: habilitation training and incidental personal assistance aimed at
promoting the individual’s acquisition, retention, or improvement of his/her skills in a variety of areas that directly affect one’s ability to reside as independently as possible.

Skill development includes:

  • Self-Care: Training or assistance in daily activities that enable a person to meet basic life needs such as food, hygiene, appearance, and health.
  • Independent Living: Training in activities that enable a person to participate in a full and varied life in the community such as meal preparation, home management, community resource utilization, and self-administration of medication.
  • Mobility: Training in activities that enable a person to move from one place to another in the home and community such as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, transfers, independent travel skills, and access/use of public transportation.
  • Socialization: Training in activities that enable a person to acquire new behaviors, increase fluency of skills, promote generalization of skills, and prevent regression of skill development.
  • Self-Direction: Training in activities that enable a person to manage and control his/her personal life such as decision making, initiation and follow-through of appointments, and self protection skills.


Respite Services
Respite services provide temporary support for the purpose of providing relief to families of those with developmental disabilities. Respite services are provided by trained employees.