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Programs and Services

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Persons 18 years or older with a disability may be referred to Texarkana Resources for life skills services and 24 years or older for pre-vocational and vocational training. (18 years or older for residential services).  Some disabilities include learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, hearing or visual impairments, mental disorders, accidental injuries, and physical disabilities. 

AREAS SERVED

Areas served include Miller and Little River Counties in Southwest Arkansas and Bowie County in Northeast Texas.

PROGRAMMING

Pre-vocational Training

A community-based program for eligible persons with Developmental Disabilities in a classroom setting.  The following non-vocational life areas are assessed on each individual:  body, clothing, communications, food, pastimes, people, shelters, natural environment, transportation carriers.  The training emphasis is on functional living skills such as:  money skills, time skills, telephone skills, reading skills, math skills, grooming skills and self-help skills with the use of an assortment of training materials. 

Vocational Training

A community-based program for eligible persons with a disability in a training center and community business work site settings.  This program teaches the individual basic skills in order to work, such as: following instruction, requesting assistance, quality control, meeting production goals, attendance, punctuality, accepting authority, etc.   

Supported Employment & Placement

Employment Services provides training and employment support services to help individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community.

Independent Living

Independent Living skills training teaches the individual daily living skills, which enable the individual to live as independently as possible.  These services are provided at Haven Home, located at 940 Pecan Street, which includes a group home and an apartment complex for adult males with a developmental disability aged 18 and older.

Transportation

Transportation is a service provided to eligible individuals at no cost, and at a lower cost for those ineligible. Transportation is provided primarily to transport individuals to and from specific locations such as training programs or alternate scheduled activities.   

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