Your donation helps pay for Robin’s home expenses until he gets his Section 8 Voucher in the Spring. Will you help us bring Robin home?
When Robin began his relationship with Mattingly Edge, his main goal was to get out into his community, meet new friends and make himself known—things many people took for granted before the pandemic. Over the years, Mattingly Edge has helped Robin build a strong presence in his community, where he’s forged friendships with people in his neighborhood and at church.
But this year, due to changing regulations, Robin was forced to make a difficult decision—continue living in the group home where he's lived for twenty years and give up services from Mattingly Edge, which would sever the community connections he’s worked so hard to build—or move.
The choice, however, was a clear one. What is a place to live if you have no life to live? When the pandemic is over, he wants to be able to fully return to the people and places that enrich his life. So Robin made a bold decision: He decided to move into a home of his own.
Robin, with the help of his sisters, found an accessible condo in the neighborhood, close to his church and his friends. They put in an offer and it was accepted!
Now the only thing standing between Robin and his new home is $1,291 per month. Robin must move NOW in order to keep his essential support services and cannot wait until Spring for his Section 8 voucher. Once his voucher arrives, he will no longer need rent assistance.
Will you help Robin cover these costs until he gets his voucher?
Will you us help us bring Robin home?
*Funds raised in excess of the $1,291 per month will be used to pay next month’s rent and/or help with utilities. If there are excess funds after Robin receives his Section 8 voucher, they will be donated to the Mattingly Edge general fund, where they will be used to support other people with disabilities.
A donation to our general fund helps provide the good things in life many take for granted, things like access to good jobs, a home of one's own, meaningful relationships with friends and family and so much more.
To set up recurring donations, contact:
Steven Michael Carr
(502) 451-6200 ext. 1002
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C/O Steven Michael Carr
1930 Bishop Lane #1001
Louisville, KY 40218
THE PATH TO QUALITY SUPPORTS
Steps other similar organizations take, albeit markedly different than Mattingly Edge.
Steps Mattingly Edge takes that makes us unique among similar organizations in KY
Steps that Medicaid will fund. We rely on organizations, businesses, and individual donors to provide financial support to all other steps.
REFERRAL & INTAKE
Meet with the person seeking our services and their family/allies and spend time discussing expectations and filling out the appropriate paperwork
DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS
Develop clear agreements about the nature of relationships, expectations, and roles/responsibilities of all parties involved
Get to know the person being supported as a unique individual by spending time with them, listening to others who know them well, and reviewing useful documents
Clarify the person's vision of a desirable future by describing short-term and long-term goals in concrete terms so every involved can understand
Help the person being supported navigate any waiver regulations or "red tape" keeping them from achieving their goals.
RECRUITMENT & HIRING
Recruit employees through a rigorous interview process and only hire those who align with our values and mission
ORIENTING NEW STAFF
Train new employees on our mission, vision, and best practices, including our theory of practice, critical thinking skills, and the use of cultural anthropology
The actual support time spent with the person being supported (this is the only part of our process for which Medicaid will pay)
SCHEDULING & SUPERVISION
Schedule flexible shifts with staff that are relevant to the supported individual's goals. DSPs are overseen by Community Facilitators who continue to mentor and provide support to DSPs.
MENTORING & TRAINING
Provide feedback and encourage growth amongst both individual employees and teams. Send staff to workshops/trainings for professional development
CUSTOM MATCHING & TEAMBUILDING
A team of supporters is recruited and matched with an individual based on personality, skills, interests, and logistics. Regular team meetings ensure supporters are in constant communication with one another and the person being supported.