Residential Services

The Center’s Residential Services offer a caring environment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to call home. Each is designed to support an individual’s personal goals and choices. Our programs promote autonomy and independence while providing the personalized support our clients need to thrive.

Supported Independent Living Program

The Center’s Supported Independent Living Program offers adults with I/DD the opportunity to live in their own community-based apartment. An on-site residential administrator is available to help with daily living tasks, meals, and emergencies. This program currently offers units at the Stella at the Medical Center apartment complex with other city-wide options planned for the future.

Independent Living Program

The Center’s Independent Living Program offers individuals the opportunity to live independently in their own efficiency-style apartment while still benefiting from the resources and services The Center has to offer. For some, it is one step towards a goal of independent living in the larger community and for others, they have already met their personal goal. Participants in our Independent Living Program live in Cullen Residence Hall.

Assisted Living Program

The Center’s Assisted Living Program exemplifies our vision for all adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive the resources necessary to realize their personal potential. Clients in our Assisted Living Program demonstrate every day all that is possible when the right support is available. Participants in our Assisted Living Program live at Willow River Farms, with some additional availability at Cullen Residence Hall.

Home and Community-Based Services (HCS)

HCS is a residential program designed for people who desire to live in full community integration. The service planning team ensures that each person receives the support needed to successfully manage day-to-day living. HCS is a program of choice. Individuals may choose among Supervised Living, Residential Support Services, Community First Choice, and Host Home Companion Care. The Center has a full complement of staff to provide our clients services in management, program coordination, social work, nursing, and residential administration.

Respite Services

The Center offers respite services to families and caregivers with both overnight and weekend care at our Willow River Farms location.

For information on enrolling in our Residential Services programs, please visit our admissions page.



Cullen is a dormitory-style, six-story high rise built in 1974. Located on our central Houston campus near River Oaks and downtown, it provides easy access to the community’s many activities, restaurants, retail shops, and services. In addition to housing individuals in our Independent Living Program, Cullen also has a large Type B Assisted Living Program housed on the second floor.


  • Independent and Assisted Living units
  • 24/7 support staff
  • On-site counseling
  • Cafeteria and snack bar (three daily meals included)
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Lounges and recreational areas
  • Residential health/dental services
  • All utilities, cable, and wifi included


Established in 1989, Willow River Farms encompasses 125 acres and features large cottage-style residences situated near the banks of the Brazos River in Brookshire. In this artisan, rural community, residents experience the satisfaction and pride that comes from meaningful and productive work while living semi- independently. This facility serves clients in both the ICF and Assisted Living Programs.


  • ICF and Assisted Living units
  • Rural, family-style setting
  • 24/7 support and nursing staff
  • Weekly on-site counseling
  • Vocational training
  • Three daily meals included
  • Group outings
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Activities: swimming, bowling, bingo, movies, etc.
  • All utilities included
  • Cable and wifi in common areas