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DORCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS

P.O. Box 2950              
Summerville, SC 29484
office (843) 871-1285
fax     (843) 871-2929

Residential Services

The mission of Dorchester Board of Disabilities and Special Needs's residential program is to provide services to all consumers that promote their well-being, safety, independence, and inclusion in the community, within a setting that provides both a caring and compassionate environment.

The Vision of Dorchester Board of Disabilities and Special Needs's residential program is to provide quality services to our existing consumers while continuing to develop and enhance the variety of services that are available to the consumers, their families, and their caregivers in Dorchester County.

Residential Facilities

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)

ICF/ID provides long-term residential services to consumers who have intellectual disabilities and co-occurring medical and/or behavioral needs. Consumers are supported in developing a person-centered plan of care to address their needs and desires in areas such as self-care, socialization, financial management, communication, and mobility. ICF staff provides ongoing active treatment based on consumers’ individual service plans and offers a range of activities to encourage community integration and independence. There are two facilities in Dorchester County serving 16 consumers.

Community Training Home II (CTH II)

CTH II provides 24-hour supervision and training with activities of daily living and independence. Each CTH II has a Coordinator assigned to manage the facility. Currently, there are 22 CTH II homes serving 84 consumers.

Community Training Home I (CTH I)

This is a licensed private home that provides 24-hour care for consumers identified as appropriate for care in a home/family environment. The home is expected to provide training as well as care and supervision. Currently, there is one CTH I and two consumers receiving services in this home.

Supervised Living II (SLP II)

There are currently 15 people receiving supports through the SLP II program. These consumers are primarily independent in activities of daily living. The amount of supervision by staff is determined on an individual basis. The consumer generally requires staff assistance with money management, transportation, shopping, meal preparation, managing their healthcare, and social interactions.

Supervised Living I (SLP I)

Consumers receiving SLP I support are primarily independent and require only weekly assistance from staff. They live in apartments and homes throughout the county. Most often they need assistance with maintaining their health, managing their finances, and assistance with social interactions. There are currently 7 consumers being served in this program.


Picture of a community training home

Picture of a supervised living consumer’s house

Picture of a community training home

Picture of a supervised living consumer in his home