WHO WE ARE
Modest Community Services is a non-profit organization approved and regulated by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), to provide programs, services and support to people with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.
At Modest, we provide therapeutic framework which combines person-centered planning and innovative habilitation support and services that are developed to inspire the individuals to learn the skills necessary to live a more productive and independent life within their community.
At Modest Community Services, our mission is to provide a variety of person-centered services and support to help individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities gain independence, integrate into the community, and live fulfilling lives. To achieve this, we offer day habilitation as well as community habilitation, vocational skills, internship opportunities, residential services, recreational activities, and referral services.
Modest’s Residential Services has provided caring support to people with developmental disabilities for over 15 years. We offer a wide continuum of residential and housing options such as Group Supervised Residences with round the clock staffing (24/7), Group Supportive Residences with less than 24/7 support, and Supportive Apartments for those who do not need constant assistance from staff members.
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Modest Community Services Day Habilitation program provides a wide range of meaningful experiences. Activities and environments are designed to foster the development of skills and appropriate behavior, greater independence, community inclusion, relationship building, self-advocacy and informed choice.
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Social and recreational activities at Modest Community Services play an important role in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. These activities enable the development of social skills and personal relationships that foster a sense of community and provide enjoyment to daily life.
MODEST’S clinical and support staff work extensively with notable community organizations to ensure that our individuals have the opportunity to enjoy New York City’s social, cultural, and entertainment resources, which are diverse in nature. We build on the positive experience individuals receive during recreational activities by advancing their common life skills.
A 24-hour Supervised Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA), a group living home where staff members support and supervises individuals receiving habilitation services. Within this setting, habilitation services are provided to individuals to promote personal growth while enhance their common life skills.