Cardinal Hayes Home has one hundred ten developmentally disabled young people residing in its Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). The main campus in Millbrook, NY is home for sixty children and young adults. The six one-story residences and the living space in the main building are all handicapped-accessible. The agency’s five Community ICFs are in various areas of Dutchess County; ten disabled young people live in each of these homes. There is 24-hour care and supervision of the residents at every agency site.

Our IRA (Individualized Residential Alternative) Program offers 3 separate apartments (2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed) providing supervised living for 9 young adults with complex care needs.

Intermediate Care Facilities are licensed by the State of New York and operate under the jurisdiction of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Programs conform to Federal and State regulations and are subject to annual surveys by OPWDD to ensure that the facilities, staffing requirements, etc., meet all standards. The residents of ICFs are multi-disabled with complex care needs. The staff who work with our residents must receive special training in order to provide individual care.

Young people with disabilities need a continuum of care throughout their lives, and we work with families to most appropriately meet the special needs of these children. Our goal is to maximize the potential for growth and development of each resident; this planning continues through young adulthood. Families are encouraged to take an active part in their children’s lives and in planning for their current and future needs.

The young people in our homes have been entrusted to our care, and each one is treated with dignity and respect. Every phase of a child’s care and treatment is important. Cardinal Hayes staff monitors each young person’s development and well-being through an individualized treatment plan. Social work, family counseling, medical and neurological services, dietary planning, behavioral programming, physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy are all included in our services. Social and recreational opportunities are also an important part of each resident’s plan of care.

It is our belief that the spiritual formation of a child is an integral part of his or her development. Non-denominational prayer services suitable for youngsters who are developmentally disabled are held several times a year. Religious ceremonies are planned in cooperation with area churches and synagogues in accordance with the wishes of the family and, where appropriate, the informed choice of the resident.

Cardinal Hayes Home gives equal consideration to children from all races, creeds and socio-economic backgrounds. Referrals can be made through various avenues. Inquiries about our programs are most welcome, and site visits can be arranged. [Please see Contact Us section for details.]