About Supervised Group Living

Supervised Group Living, also known as group homes, is a residential option available to eligible individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Typically, there are five to eight individuals in one SGL setting. The setting and services provided in a Supervised Group Living placement can vary depending on the individual’s age, support needs and interests.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for SGL placement, you must have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability, developmental disability or related condition with an onset prior to the age of 22 years and the condition must be expected to continue indefinitely.

You must meet Level of Care. Level of Care is determined by assessing six major life areas: self-care, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living, understanding and use of language, and mobility. You must exhibit substantial functional limitations in at least three of the six areas.

You must also meet the requirements of eligibility for a compatible Medicaid category.

You may NOT receive Home- and Community-Based Waiver Services while in a SGL placement.

How do I apply?

You may contact your local BDDS office and request an application. To find your local office, you may call 800-545-7763 or visit http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/4088.htm. The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services staff are available to answer any of your questions.