Maximizing Support

Easterseals owns or leases several group homes where four to eight individuals live together with assistance around-the-clock.


About Group Homes

The group home environment gives individuals the opportunity to develop relationships with roommates as they learn life skills. In comparing Easterseals Arc’s group homes to other programs or providers, here are some things to consider:

  • Funding for group homes includes nursing coordination, choice of day program, and transportation. Group homes are an option available to individuals that have been turned down for the CIH waiver.
  • Easterseals Arc owns or leases eight group homes in Allen County and three in Whitley County.
  • Easterseals Arc is committed to person-centered planning, a process which focuses on the individual and is directed by his or her strengths and preferences.
  • A nurse coordinates all medical care for each individual and completes an assessment of each individual quarterly. Group home residents must have regular physicals, dental exams, and vision exams. In addition, all staff are trained on first aid and dispensing medication and are CPR certified. Each staff member is trained on each individual’s specific information prior to working with him or her.
  • A registered dietitian completes an annual nutritional assessment on each individual, and the group homes follow dietitian-formulated menus.
  • Our call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone – group home residents, family, staff, nurses – can call the center at 260.969.4254 for help with a wide range of concerns.
  • Each group home is surveyed at least annually by the Board of Health and the fire marshal to ensure the residents’ health and safety.


To determine eligibility for a group home, contact District 3 of the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services at 260.423.2571 or 877.218.3061. They will be able to provide you with information on eligibility and intake procedures. The local BDDS office is located at 201 E. Rudisill Boulevard, Suite 300, Fort Wayne, IN 46806.

Service Locations

Easterseals Arc

For more information about enrolling in services, please contact us at or 260.456.4534 

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

4919 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825


Easterseals Passages

For more information about enrolling in services, please contact us at or 260.456.4534.

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

333 N Oak St, Columbia City, IN 46725


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