Linden Street Suites
Introducing the Linden Street Suites
Northeast Arc is renovating a beautiful 150 year old home on Linden Street in Salem into three separate apartment units. This innovative housing development is geared to support young adults on the autism spectrum or adults with mild intellectual disabilities who are interested in self-determination and living in a supported independent living arrangement. The building is situated in the town of Salem, Massachusetts within walking distance to Salem State University, bus and train lines, stores and restaurants and the beach. Each unit has two bedrooms and a spacious new kitchen; a separate dining area and large living room. The first floor unit is designed to assist individuals with mobility issues, with a ramp to the back entrance, wheelchair accessible bathroom and showers, and an in-unit washer and dryer. There is a washer and dryer for units 2 and 3 on the premises, and off-street parking and a large backyard perfect for barbecues and outdoor entertaining.
We maintain close relationships with our neighbors and especially Salem State Alumni, who have adopted this home. In the past, they have established relationships with the residents, sharing dinners, volunteering their time and talent to design flower beds, and completing fall and spring yardwork projects. The Salem Alumni group has also donated tickets to the university’s sporting events and theatre productions and has generously agreed to continue their work with the residents.
We will provide a framework of support that encourages family participation, develops community connections, focuses on health and teaches life skills to young adults who are able to live successfully in their own apartments with some on-site education and skill building. We incorporate the latest technology or make recommendations for software that facilitates personal growth and development.
Our service/support network for the Linden Street Suites would include:
Life Skills Coaches to teach independent living skills, self-determination and social communication skills. They teach apartment management skills, budgeting, and food shopping, cooking and doing laundry. Base hours per person are between 8-10 hours per week.
A Case Manager assigned to coordinate services, schedule life coaches, manage building issues and facilitate communication. They are available during operating hours, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. For situations that arise after 5pm and on the weekends, assistance is accessed via the on-call service.
A Resident Aide who lives on the top floor and is on the premises between 11pm–7:30am, seven nights a week, to guide individuals in the event of an emergency that requires immediate on site attention. They also participate in seasonal events and are part of the larger community network of natural support systems.
On-site Consultation from Clinicians to provide behavioral, emotional and clinical education and strategies to staff and residents.
Want to learn more? Contact Director of Residential Services, Chloe Browning, at 978-624-2464.
JoAnne Wahl passes the keys to Ryan, a beaming new tenant