How We Help

Our goal is to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities obtain the services they need to lead rich, fulfilling lives. We work with families and service providers across 12 counties to coordinate a variety of programs and services for our clients. Our dedicated support coordinators will work with you to find the right local resources to meet your needs.

Project SEARCH Baldwin County

Project SEARCH empowers young adults with disabilities to gain independence by providing them with the skills and experience they need to secure competitive employment. These skills are gained through a combination of on-site internships and classroom curriculum that prepare participants to succeed in integrated employment opportunities.

Project SEARCH Baldwin County is based in Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama and is a partnership with the Baldwin County Board of Education, Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. Interns are guided through three 10-week internships in various departments based on their existing skills and interests. These internships, combined with guided classroom curriculum, allow interns to learn and apply transferable skills to help them succeed in the workforce. Once completed, interns are prepared for integrated employment through on-site job coaching and ongoing support.

Due to COVID-19, some aspects of Project SEARCH have been temporarily modified. We are currently unable to go into schools and our internships are separated into two, 30-day internships with two different businesses to maximize experiences and transferable skills. For additional information on temporary program changes, email Jennifer Baker or T. Paige Villarreal.

Download Project SEARCH Brochure

Project Sunrise: An Early Intervention Program of Baldwin County

Children learn at their own pace, but some need extra help to reach developmental milestones. Project Sunrise helps those children thrive by working with families and service providers in Baldwin County to coordinate Early Intervention services for eligible infants and toddlers. After an evaluation to determine your child’s unique strengths and needs, your Service Coordinator will assist your family in locating available services and resources in the community. As part of Project Sunrise, Early Intervention services can be received in the comfort of your child’s natural environment, including your home or childcare center. This program is available to children from newborn up to age 3.

Download Project Sunrise Brochure

Supported Employment Milestones Program of Baldwin County

The Supported Employment Milestones program provides initial and long-term support to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities be successful in the workforce. Initial services such as career counseling and specialized job placement encourage personal choice as individuals make their own decisions about their job experience. Once employment is achieved, participants receive on-site training and support from a job coach as well as co-workers and supervisors. Follow-up services provide long-term support to ensure continued success on the job.

Services include:

  • Employment Support

  • Benefits and Career Counseling

Download Milestones Brochure

Support Coordination

The Cindy Haber Center works with individuals and service providers across our area to coordinate quality home and community-based services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These person-centered services enrich the lives of individuals and their families by fostering independence, offering meaningful and community-supported activities, and providing new skills and experiences.

These programs are available in all 12 counties the Cindy Haber Center serves, including Baldwin, Clarke, Mobile, Monroe, Escambia, Conecuh, Geneva, Lowndes, Washington, Wilcox, Dallas and Perry.

Available ID (Intellectual Disability) and LAH (Living at Home) Waiver Services:

  • Day Habilitation
  • Personal Care
  • Prevocational Services
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Respite
  • Adult Companion Services
  • Assistive Technology Services
  • Community Experience
  • Community Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
  • Housing Stabilization Service
  • Individual Directed Goods and Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Physical Therapy
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Specialized Medical Supplies
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Supported Living Service

To apply for these services, contact the Division of Developmental Disabilities Call Center at 800-361-4491. Within two business days, an initial contact form will be shared with the Cindy Haber Center. The Cindy Haber Center meets with the family, collects supporting information and forwards it to the Alabama Department of Mental Health for eligibility determination. The Cindy Haber Center does not determine eligibility.

Service Providers

  • ARC of Baldwin County
  • Dawn House, Inc.
  • Scott Residential
  • Volunteers of America
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • The Arc of Clark County, Inc.
  • Louise Davis Support Services
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • SpectraCare Health Systems
  • Help at Home (formerly Oxford Health Care)
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • VOA, Inc.
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • VOA, Inc.
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • VOA, Inc.
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • The Arc of Southwest Alabama, Inc.
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • Cahaba Center for Mental Health
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • Cahaba Center for Mental Health
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • Cahaba Center for Mental Health
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • Peters Comfort Living
  • Robinson Residential
  • Blossom Residential
  • Volunteers of America
  • L’Arche
  • JLW Place
  • Hills Group Home
  • Nobles Group Home
  • Elite Residential
  • Grahams House of Hope
  • House of Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Howard’s House
  • Exclusive Residential
  • LifeCare Services, LLC
  • Lifetime Healthcare, Inc.
  • Hope Ahead Residential Living
  • Southwest Regional Care Facility
  • Battiste Residential
  • Northview Health System
  • Tajuache Inc.
  • Parker Adult Foster Homes
  • Plump Inc.
  • Prestige Supervised Community Living
  • Scott Residential
  • Alta Pointe
  • Hope Humanity
  • The Learning Tree
  • Meadow’s Place
  • Linda Lopez Hernandez
  • A & E Supported Living
  • Hammond House
  • Rhonda Wilkins
  • Eva Reed
  • Curtis Reed
  • Independent Living Center
  • Volunteers of America
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Nobles Day Program
  • Dale Services
  • Scotts Residential, Inc.
  • Statewide-Oxford
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical
  • Melonie Respite and Day Program
  • Autauga-Elmore MR 310
  • Help at Home (formerly Oxford Health Care)
  • PMF-Spec. Medical
  • Physician Home Health-Spec. Medical