Our Programs

    CHSSP facilitates an environment where individuals with developmental disabilities identify, prepare for, attain, and maintain employment and self-sufficiency. We assist adults with developmental disabilities in creating and expanding career choices and opportunities to achieve the maximum amount of employment opportunities. We believe that everyone has the potential to become a contributing member of society.

    • Day Habilitation Program

      Capitol Hill Supportive Services Day Habilitation Program is a community-based program designed to help support people to have access to and a choice of participating in various activities. Activities include cultural, educational, health/wellness, and other opportunities designed to develop and continuously improve skills for adult independence.

      Our Day Habilitation Program provides:

      • • Training and skills development in community
      • • Volunteering
      • • Communication
      • • Self-Advocacy
      • • Self–Determination/Decision Making
      • • Healthy Lifestyles
      • • Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships
      • • Retirement
      • • Choice activities based on each person's interests and preferences
      • • Opportunities to socialize and participate in leisure activities
      • • Training on accessing Public Transportation
    • Supported Employment

      CHSSP_Supportive_Employment CHSSP has developed all of our programs to have an emphasis on employment and financial self-sufficiency, but our Supported Employment Program (SEP) has primary responsibility in this area. The department includes services funded by more than one source, locally and federally, and services include job placement, individual job coaching, group training and supports, long-term follow along to assist people to remain successfully employed, and referrals to training and benefits counseling.

      Currently, the SEP program has placed and is supporting people who work on federal sites as well as private businesses. The CHSSP staff are engaged in job development, developing customized employment, and recruiting/training employer partners.

      Our Employment Readiness department refers people to our SEP to provide seamless placement and supports once people have completed soft skills training and developed job seeking documents such as cover letters and resumes. SEP staff also assist people to successfully transition to new jobs and to adapt to changed duties and employer expectations.

    • Employment Readiness

      Our Employment Readiness Program assists people with intellectual disabilities to prepare for paid employment. We provide all of our support in the community and ensure people have varying experiences as volunteers or interns, enabling them to acquire "soft" as well as technical skills. Outcomes for people include the ability to build a resume, display knowledge about workplace competencies, acquire and retain employment, and manage transitions when changing jobs.

      Our Process

      Employment Readiness offers a support ratio of one staff person with up to four people receiving services. Staff and people supported identify opportunities for volunteering, skills development classes (food handling, cosmetology, and others), and applying for employment. Once a person obtains employment, their services are forwarded to another department for additional supports, such as job coaching and/or follow-along if needed.

      Achieve Your Employment Goals with Us!

      When you enroll for services in Employment Readiness with Capitol Hill, we will assist you to:

      • • Identify the career you would enjoy most
      • • Refine your technical skills to improve your ability to get and keep a job
      • • Have an updated resume for the kinds of work you are seeking
      • • Successfully schedule and complete job interviews
      • • Get and keep a good job!
    • Residential Program

      The CHSSP Residential Program ensures that people we support have access to opportunities for individual, social, recreational, and faith activities using community resources. We use discovery methods from Person Centered Thinking tools to learn about each person's interests, beliefs, culture, preferences, and needs. We people to plan recreational activities, trips, and vacations; seek gainful employment; maintain optimal health, and retain strong ties with their families and friends. CHSSP's primary program objective is to help people achieve independence and support themselves in the community with minimum intervention.

      • • We assist people to maintain their health and wellness and learn to value healthy lifestyles.
      • • support people to achieve their hopes and dreams and take control of their own lives.
      • • We provide support to people, their families and friends to encourage meaningful relationships and natural supports.

      CHSSP also provides staffing to people living in their own or their family's home, with an eye to achieving the goals listed above.

    • Individualized Day Services


      • • Activities and community-based opportunities for personal skill development for adults. We support socialization, participation in membership-based community groups and associations, and forming and maintaining relationships with other community members.
      • • Community Membership - Joining Social Groups, Advocacy Groups, and senior groups of choice.
      • • Career Exploration & Employment- Job Seeking opportunities, GED classes, Computer classes, and other topics; entrepreneur, soft skills development, interview, and Resume Building, etc.
      • • Community Contribution- Supporting neighborhoods and communities by volunteering or participating in individual or group opportunities to improve community life, health, and safety.

      Retirement Activities (for people 61 and older) - Relationships & Natural Supports, health maintenance, leisure activities (gardening, shopping, local trips to nearby entertainment, social opportunities, and sports).

      IDS offers people ways to remain productive during retirement, and for those who are younger it provides valuable opportunities to learn how to navigate the community, connect with others who can support them with education or employment opportunities, make friends, and practice critical social skills.