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Administration: (315) 789-6828
Children's Programs: (315) 789-6850

Canandaigua, Ontario County

Adult Programs: (585) 394-9510
Children's Programs: (585) 394-1190
Toll free: (866) 408-2550

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Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Services

Residential Services

The importance of family is an essential part of Happiness House residential programs. We value those who live at our homes and their families. As a team we believe that we provide a safe, clean and respectful home environment. We work with the individuals to help them reach their goals. The home setting allows for group and individual goal-oriented activities, recreational activities, social interaction, nutritious meals, as well as rest and relaxation. The residential staff provides transportation and support with medical appointments and community outings. If you would like more information on this service, please call Tiffany Yancey at (585) 526-7023 or tyancey@happinesshouse.org.

Community Habilitation

Happiness House offers a community and home-based community habilitation service to individuals with developmental disabilities who would like to improve or maintain their ability to live independently. The service can be provided on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. Individuals may choose to work on a wide range of goals including: educational, daily living, socialization, community integration, or health/wellness. Goals are based on the individual's personal interests. The focus of our community habilitation service is to find meaningful activities which assist the individual with achieving their goals.

For more information about Happiness House Community Habilitation Services, please call Kileen Smith at (585) 394-9510 or ksmith@happinesshouse.org.

Respite Services

Happiness House offers respite services to individuals with developmental disabilities who are at least three years old and live in a home with at least one family member or caregiver. A skilled respite provider can come to the home and provide one-to-one care for the individual while their family/caregiver takes a break. This service can be provided in the home or out in the community.

For more information about Happiness House Respite Services, please contact Kileen Smith at (585) 394-9510 or ksmith@happinesshouse.org.

Recreation Program

Happiness House offers a recreation activity one Saturday each month in a small group setting. The participants work together to create the calendar of activities. Individuals over the age of 18 who live with at least one family member or caregiver may be eligible for this service.

Day Habilitation

Happiness House offers group day habilitation services for people who are interested in a non-traditional day service setting. The program is integrated with adults who have sustained a traumatic brain injury and is focused on cognitive habilitation and independent living skills. For more details on our specific program options, please click here.

For more information about Happiness House Day Hab. Services, please call Dionne Abraham or Jennifer Gruschow at (585) 394-9510, dabraham@happinesshouse.org or jgruschow@happinesshouse.org.

Medicaid Service Coordination

Happiness House's Service Coordinators work with individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities to educate them on the types of services and supports to which they are entitled. Service Coordinators also assist with locating service providers and enrollment. The Service Coordinator ultimately acts as an advocate for the individual — ensuring that the quality and quantity of services meets their needs.

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Transition Apartments

The Transition Apartments are located at 5415 Independence Lane Canandaigua, NY 14424. There are eight, one bedroom apartments as well as a common room that includes a large kitchen and living space. The Transition Apartments are designed to support individuals with traumatic brain injury, qualifying disabilities that place them at risk for nursing home placement, or developmental disabilities to transition to independent living. Tenants may be transitioning from their parent’s home, a certified residential setting (IRA) or a nursing home.

Tenants are provided supports through the New York State Community Based Waivers (Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver, Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver, or Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Waiver) with a focus on developing the skills they need to live in a traditional community based apartment. Training is provided in areas such as money management, health and safety, community access, management of a home, cooking-nutrition and self-care. The level of support each tenant receives is based on an assessment of their functional skills at the time they move in. The level of support is reassessed every six months. For further information contact Amanda Stenquist or (585) 905-0107.

Transition Apartments Fact Sheet

731 Pre-emption Road
Geneva, Ontario County, NY 14456

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5415 County Road 30
Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY 14424