Community Integration

Community Integration provides opportunities outside of the home or residence to individuals to help promote their personal, social and vocational competency to live successfully in the community. The individual is an active partner in in determining the activities they desire to participate in and the skills they wish to develop.  The Village of Merici staff will work together with the individual and their family to identify community life experiences and interactions and develop a plan and goals for increased independence and greater quality of life.

Our primary focus is to help individuals direct their lives and make decisions for themselves. We strive to help individuals improve quality of life, relationship building , community connections and inclusion, as well as help to actualize the individual’s personal aspirations and dreams.

People we support are encouraged to engage in integrated employment that responds to the person’s interest and pays prevailing wages.

The Village of Merici is an approved provider of Medicaid Waiver Services under the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver (CIH) or the Family Supports Waiver (FSW)  through the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) division of the Indiana Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) and is accredited by CARF.

Community Integration activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Leisure or recreational activities
  • Communication Activities
  • Spiritual Activities
  • Cultural Activities
  • Pre-Vocational experiences
  • Vocational/employment pursuits
  • Development of work attitudes
  • Employment Activities
  • Education and training Activities
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Development of Independent Living skills
  • Health and Wellness activities
  • Access and utilization of public transportation

For more information or to set up a appointment contact:
Kristy Hayes
Director of Services
The Village of Merici
5707 Lawton Loop East Drive
Box 22
Indianapolis,  IN 46216
Office: 317-292-9408
Direct: 317-991-4093