Serving the mentally and intellectually disabled adults of the Gloucester, VA area, The Brambles adult group homes are a family-owned, resident-focused intellectual disability (ID) support program located in the heart of rural Mathews County.

A conscientious blend of custom-designed residences, transportation services, and relationship-based supports allows The Brambles to go above and beyond in their care of each resident. 

Encouraging autonomy and independence, the residents are supported in living the highest quality of life possible. 

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Residential Group Homes near Gloucester, VA

The Brambles support mentally disabled adults as well as those with coexisting physical and intellectual disabilities. We understand that individuals require both routine care and loving attention to thrive.  

Our group homes for mentally disabled adults near Gloucester, VA invests in your family member or loved one’s well-being through a Person-Centered Plan (PCP) that includes the following:   

  • Meal preparation and meal plan programs
  • Laundry washing and linen changing
  • Housekeeping and domestic care assistance
  • Mobility assistance
  • Bathing, dressing, and hygiene support systems
  • Grocery shopping assistance
  • Unique dietary options 
  • Eating support
  • Incontinence care
  • Transportation services to and from location
  • Medication administration and helpful reminders
  • Group events, planned activities, and so much more

At The Brambles, life is far more than just meeting basic needs. We treat each one of our residents like family, meaning that they receive the highest quality life experiences both on and off our beautiful grounds. 

Our dedicated team of personal care assistants actively provide:

  • Regular group activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Dinner and birthday parties
  • Salon and barbershop services
  • Holiday parties and get-togethers
  • Personalized menus to match every taste 

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About The Brambles

Established in the beautiful mountains of Mathews County by owners Clyde and Mary Forrest, The Brambles facility was built as a testament to the power of personal care programs in the lives of the intellectually disabled. 

Each house on the 10-acre property is not only a place to receive care but a place to call home. With a 1:3 staff to resident ratio and acres of quiet, relaxing scenery, your loved one can find their forever home in The Brambles residential group homes near Gloucester, VA. 


We Serve the Following Communities

Gloucester | Hampton | Middlesex | Mathews | Newport News | Urbanna | Williamsburg

“My 77-year-old brother, Jim, who has cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, has been a resident of the Brambles since our mother passed away a little over three years. During his time there, he has been extremely well cared for and has thrived in this loving and supportive environment. He is treated with dignity and respect and his daily needs (including personal hygiene, dressing, healthy meals, etc.) are fully met by the dedicated staff at both his home and at the Day Support Center. He enjoys the staff and the other clients and particularly looks forward to the wide range of activities that keep him busy and stimulated, including field trips, attending church, and parties at the Day Support Center. We feel so fortunate to have the comprehensive care provided by the Brambles for Jim as few other quality facilities of its type are available within driving distance of N. Virginia.” – CBJ

“This place is a blessing. The Brambles has been nothing but wonderful to me and my family. Staff that provides great care and goes above and beyond for their clients. There should be more places like this. On top of the great things they do, their facility is beautiful.” – Min G.

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Group Homes For Mentally Disabled Adults near Gloucester, VA 

For adults with intellectual disabilities, personalized and strategic group home environments offer the best care options for compassionate and holistic growth that is personally catered towards the ones you love most. 

Interested in discovering more about how The Brambles can best serve your family member?

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