Supporting People With Disabilities To Lead Independent Lives In Their Community


Services are provided at R.O.O.C., Inc. based on your needs and the funding provided to meet those needs. Generally there are no “out-of-pocket” costs for the client/family if the client is referred by Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and/or Community Mental Health (CMH) and qualifies for Medicaid services. If you are not eligible for Medicaid services, we accept private payments. You may choose a single service or a blend of services to help you achieve your goals. Our services are provided with a “person-centered” focus and you are encouraged to make your own choices and decisions based on your strengths and individual needs. The typical hours of operation at R.O.O.C., Inc. are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, however, days and hours may vary by service. R.O.O.C., Inc. is closed for all major holidays, as well as staff professional development days. A R.O.O.C. calendar is published in June of each year.


Community Integration is designed to help persons served to develop the skills to live a full and independent life in the community. Individuals may participate in a variety of community life experiences or interactions in order to develop these skills. The organization defines the scope of these services and supports based on the identified needs and desires of the persons served. Community outings and classroom activities are both used to teach these skills, however, involvement in the community through interaction and participation is a priority.


Work is a fundamental part of adult life. Community Employment Services provides services and supports to individuals to choose, achieve and maintain employment in integrated community employment settings. Customized training, placement assistance, job coaching, follow-up services and any other support that may be needed are provided to the individual based on their choices and preferences to help them reach their maximum potential.


Organizational Employment Services are designed to provide paid work within the organization to the persons served while developing the skills needed to work in a community setting. Based on the needs and choices of the persons served, job support training and resources are provided in a variety of areas to help the person meet identified employment goals.


Employee Development Services are services and supports that assist persons seeking employment to develop or re-establish skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, interpersonal skills, work behaviors and functional capacities. Current vocational skills are evaluated and an individualized plan is developed based on an individual’s needs, strengths, skills and desires. The design of services is specific to the employment objectives of the person seeking employment.


Employment Skills Training Services provide persons seeking employment with the opportunity to be trained and acquire the skills necessary for specific jobs or families of jobs. Courses and training programs are designed to meet the needs of the workforce as identified by area employers.


Respite and Community Living Supports Services are available for persons with serious mental illness or developmental disabilities. Respite is a support available to families and caregivers designed to offer temporary relief from ongoing responsibilities. A respite break can be time for the caregiver to leave the home while a respite provider stays in the home to care for the individual for a short time or extended time, or time for the respite care provider to take the
individual out of the home to allow the caregiver a break at home. Out-of-home overnight care is not available. Community Living Supports is an opportunity for persons served to participate actively in the community.


R.O.O.C. is committed to facilitating an efficient process to ensure that individuals who want services are given proper consideration and receive those services in a timely manner. The Director of Services is the primary contact for new referrals. The Executive Director is responsible for making all acceptance decisions. R.O.O.C. is an equal opportunity organization for all persons served and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

In order to receive services from R.O.O.C., participants must:

  • Be in need of, and interested in receiving services from R.O.O.C.
  • Have a documented diagnosis of an intellectual/developmental disability.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a source of funding for services.
  • Live within an area that is accessible for public transportation or make individual
    arrangements for transportation.

The typical procedure for acceptance into services is:

  • The funding source contacts R.O.O.C. with a referral.
  • R.O.O.C. determines eligibility, according to the established criteria.
  • A support team meeting is held to answer questions, tour the facility and issue an Intake
    Packet to the prospective client.
  • Upon completion of the Intake Packet, an Individual Plan of Service is developed with
    the support team and the client.
  • R.O.O.C. contacts the client with a start date and to make transportation arrangements.

The start date for services is dependent on available space. Services are typically available right away, however, there is a possibility of a waiting list. In the event of a waiting list for services, the Executive Director will evaluate the list and make a decision about who is to be admitted based on the needs of the individuals and the length of time they have been waiting for services. If it is determined that the services/supports needed by the individual are not available through R.O.O.C., Inc. or the individual is not eligible for services, the individual, family/support system and referral source will be notified, and referrals to other providers or resources will be suggested.

Tours and information about our services are available at any time upon request.

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