Main Street is not a service provider and does not provide care giving or support staff to meet individualized, customized, one-on-one needs. Main Street’s philosophy of inclusion and social integration is based on the fundamental precept of “Bring Your Own Independence”. Residents are encouraged to bring with them whatever and whomever they need to help them fully access and enjoy the benefits of living at Main Street. By breaking the link between housing and services, Main Street residents have choice regarding their service providers and are not required to move if they wish to change service providers as is the case in group homes.

Main Street’s staff are caring individuals who are trained to provide quality programming for people of all abilities. Main Street residents also have the option to hire a Main Street Community Coach to provide limited types of assistance. Main Street Community Coaches are life coaches who live in the building and have a specific set of responsibilities for assisting residents. Learn more about Community Coaches here.