Residential Services

St. Mary of Providence has offered a residential services program from developmentally disabled individuals for more than 80 years.

Residential Services are provided in two locations:

  • Rose Angela Hall – an Intermediate Care Facility
  • Providence Center – a Community Living Facility

The majority of the residents are enrolled in the Developmental Training Day Program and also have the opportunity to be employed in a sheltered workshop.

St. Mary of ProvidenceRose Angela Hall

Licensed by the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family, Rose Angela Hall is an 80-bed Intermediate Care Facility for People with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD).  It is the larger of the two residences.  Ten apartments house eight persons each.

A survey is conducted annually by the Division of Life/Safety, Department of Public Health for compliance with Life/Safety Codes for Medicaid Survey.  It is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Aid (Medicaid Title XIX) and private donations.

Residents use community services frequenting restaurants, shopping centers, movie theaters, bowling alleys and hair salons.  They participate in the Special Olympic events and attend services and programs at area churches.

Providence Center

Providence Center is licensed as a Community Living Facility (CLF) by the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services.  Built in 1970, this facility is licensed to house 16 people.  Currently, the women in this program range in age from 33 to 65 years of age.  A strong emphasis is placed on learning skills to prepare residents for more independent living.  Residents learn about cooking, money management, self-medication, and domestic and vocational skills.

Many Providence Center residents are employed in a workshop that is a part of the Developmental Training Program.  Several residents are employed in the community and some are employed at St. Mary of Providence as teachers’ assistants and in the Dietary Department.  Others volunteer several days a week at area nursing homes and hospitals.

Providence Center residents take advantage of the local amenities including the public library, attending recreational classes at a local college or YMCA, shopping, dining out, and attending sports and special events.  They use the Chicago Transit System and the Para-transit system and participate in the Special Olympics.  Several residents participate in the Best Buddies Program, where they meet and share time with persons from the community.

Providence Center is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.