Residential Services:

Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity was foun­ded with the pur­pose of pro­vid­ing homes for adults with in­tel­lectu­al dis­abilit­ies with­in a faith-based en­viron­ment. Please take the time to ex­peri­ence “Some­times Mirac­les Hide-The Mirac­le of Our First Home”.

The re­siden­ti­al homes pro­vide in­depen­dent and sup­por­ted en­viron­ments where in­dividu­als re­quir­ing moderate to sig­nificant sup­port are pro­vided as­sis­tance in meet­ing their daily li­v­ing re­quire­ments (and more). Our staff mem­b­ers work close­ly with re­sidents to pro­vide op­por­tunit­ies for soci­al in­terac­tions and per­son­al growth out­side of, and with­in, peer groups and the com­mun­ity.

Life skills such as per­son­al hy­giene, household chores, food pre­para­tion, well­ness, and shop-ping are taught. In­depend­ence is lear­ned as in­dividu­als de­velop their gifts and ab­ilit­ies by being a vital part of home, church, and com­mun­ity ac­tivit­ies. As a faith-based or­ganiza­tion we are able to con­nect in­dividu­als, at the dis­cre­tion of the fami­ly, with local churches that fost­er en­viron­ments of in­clus­ion and spiritu­al growth.

Com­mun­ity in­teg­ra­tion and ser­vice are be­drocks of our Re­siden­ti­al pro­gram. Many of our re­sidents par­ticipate in day pro­grams like Jes­sica & Friend’s Pathway Ser­vices and be­nefit from soci­al in­terac­tions while hav­ing their gif­ted­ness re­vealed in areas like art and music. In­dividu­als also learn to serve oth­ers through minist­ries like Blos­soms to Bless­ings by visit­ing in­dividu­als in sen­ior care facilit­ies around York Co­un­ty. Re­creational­ly the re­sidents enjoy walk­ing in the park, hik­ing, bowl­ing, mov­ies, games, and more. One of our re­sidents stays fit with re­gular wor­kouts on her tread­mill.

Cur­rent­ly we op­erate five homes in the York com­mun­ity, serv­ing a total of 17 in­dividu­als. Each home is lead by a house man­ag­er and de­dicated team of car­ing and trained staff striv­ing to help each in­dividu­al reach their God-given poten­ti­al.

For ad­miss­ions ques­tions for Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity adult re­siden­ti­al pro­grams, please con­tact Sandy Myers, Ex­ecutive Di­rec­tor of Op­era­tions at (717) 747-9000, or e-mail info@jandfcommunity.org for more in­for­ma­tion.