For regular updates on how KenCrest is handling our services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our News & Events page.
If you have any questions, please email us at safety4kc@kencrest.org or call 833-329-4333. For media inquiries, email lauren.tilghman@kencrest.org.
For general information and the latest updates on the virus, please visit the CDC website.

Supported Independent Living

KenCrest provides Supported Independent Living services to people who desire to live independently in the community. We enable people to live as independently as possible through comprehensive and flexible support in the community and residence of their choice. We serve Pennsylvania residents in the following counties: Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Chester.

Supported Independent Living Services

There are three services under the Supported Independent Living umbrella:

  • Unlicensed Residential Living – Residents live in a property that is owned or leased by KenCrest
  • Supported Independent Living – Residents own or lease their own home
  • In-Home Community Supports – Residents live independently in the community but do not have funding for the other two services; they may need support specific to living independently.

KenCrest finds new apartments for accepted referrals. We are never at capacity and can accept referrals at any time, and we strive to find apartments based on the person’s wishes and needs.

Individualized Support

Resident in Supported Independent LivingIn our Supported Independent Living program, we use a person-centered philosophy to develop a program that is unique to the supported person. At the outset of someone referred to our program, we use LifeCourse tools to help us learn about what is essential for them to have the life they want, what support they need and want, and how we can help keep them living their best life and accomplish goals that are most important to them.

As a person’s needs, desires for support, and life change, we can work alongside them to help with those needs and changes. We encourage people to have relationships with whom they want and how they want. We also support those who are parents, enabling them to continue living an everyday, meaningful life.

What sets us apart is that if they do not have a home picked out, each person receives the support of a Realtor to help them find the home of their choosing in the area they want. Having the chance to pick out their own home enhances the person’s experience of truly controlling where and how they want to live. We also offer 24-hour on-call services by trained personnel in an emergency.

Flexible Support

Some examples of services available to a person in Supported Independent Living may include:Resident at front door in Supported Independent Living

  • Development of daily living skills, including menu planning, shopping skills, and home maintenance
  • Growth of money management skills
  • Scheduling and attending medical appointments, communicating with healthcare professionals, and following up on healthcare needs
  • Accessing and participating in their community through staff support or receiving help to access public transportation or ride-sharing services
  • Accessing the local services
  • Advocacy

Click here to read about a resident in KenCrest’s Supported Independent Living program as he adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Activity Club

The Activity Club is an informal social club where all people we support are welcome to participate. Those a part of the club engage in activities like bowling, dances, arts & crafts, breakfasts, lunches, and coffee gatherings, to name just a few.


 

Icon - open hand holding up a small and large heart symbol

Support KenCrest Programs with your Tax-Deductible Donation

Your contribution helps KenCrest provide services that equip our community members to reach their full potential and meet their personal goals. Join us in our mission and see the impact you can have in your community!

Donate Now
Guidestar dot org logo CFC logo Lutheran Services in America logo

KenCrest Headquarters:

Group photo of happy, smiling children.

KenCrest Corporate Office
960A Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 610-825-9360 Fax: 610-825-4127

Service Locations:

  • Pennsylvania Counties
    • Berks
    • Bucks
    • Chester
    • Delaware
    • Lancaster
    • Montgomery
    • Philadelphia
  • Delaware Counties
    • Kent
    • New Castle
    • Sussex
  • Connecticut Counties
    • Fairfield
    • New Haven