Life at HABcore
HABcore works closely with several health, social service and other non-profit agencies in a mutual commitment to provide quality supportive services in an atmosphere where our residents can develop into emotionally healthy individuals.
After admission, new residents go through an orientation period to get a better assessment of their medication management (when indicated), self-care living skills, and their social interactions with other residents.
Class C Boarding Homes
The boarding homes serve forty-nine people in Red Bank and Asbury Park. The boarding homes are licensed to serve meals and have 24 hour staff coverage to provide an individual level of support for each resident. The primary goal of HABcore’s homes are to help our residents reach independent living when appropriate.
HABcore achieves a family-like atmosphere through shared tasks, communal dining, a resident's council and a structured community household. HABcore educates our residents in daily living tasks. They learn job search skills and computer training. Residents are expected to participate in outside activities such as volunteering, a job, a rehabilitation program, and/or enrollment in school.
Independent Living Program
These are "graduate" facilities for our former boarding home residents and other qualified candidates that provide the opportunity to live in a supervised, but more independent, setting. At these facilities, Case Management Services are provided as appropriate. The Independent Living Program is currently offered through the HABcore apartments in Red Bank, NJ and Keansburg, NJ. It is also available through the rent subsidy apartment program in scattered sites throughout Monmouth County.
With our ambitious agenda for improving the lives of our residents, managing the members of the HABcore family is no small task. From the mundane to the heroic, Residential Coordinators and their Assistants, with a shared case load of 20-30 residents in the boarding homes and 10-20 residents in independent settings, tackle the daily challenges of running our homes and assisting our residents.
The Coordinators, conferring regularly with staff and collaborating with other case managers, monitor the needs, progress and challenges of our residents to ensure their proper supervision and care.
The Coordinators provide case management services to those who need those services, providing training in daily living skills, budgeting, job search skills, and setting up transportation and medication. The Coordinators assure that the homes are safe, properly maintained and in compliance with prevailing regulations. The Coordinators are responsible for most administrative duties surrounding the home, including: staffing, management, training, supplies, reporting, scheduling, budgeting, intake and volunteers.
Given the special needs of the population we serve, this description barely scratches the surface in describing the challenges Coordinators face every day. These professionals are extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate individuals who regularly go "above and beyond", working "around the clock" if needed, to ensure the highest level of care for our mentally ill residents.
Those seeking residence should contact any of the following:
Nicole Lane, Residence Manager, Coffey Residence (732) 224-8200
Penny Bird, Residence Manager, Laurel House (732) 774-9601
Prospective residents will complete the necessary forms supplied by HABcore, followed by an interview to determine whether the facilities and services available to HABcore can meet the applicant's needs.