Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have unique preferences, needs, and abilities that change over time, even from day to day. These men and women require a unique home environment, too, that grows with them and allows them to thrive.

Residents of The Brambles are granted autonomy and freedom based on their abilities and needs. Adequate support services also nurture each individual and promote growth providing opportunities for the highest quality of life possible.


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Benefits of Private Group Homes for Disabled Adults 

At The Brambles, individuals with intellectual disabilities receive strategic assistance. A well-rounded custom Person-Centered Plan (PCP) outlines their needs, wants, and desires.

Your loved one’s PCP could include:

  • Positive behavior support
  • Personal financial management
  • Use of community resources
  • Social skills development
  • Health maintenance & monitoring
  • Medical appointments
  • Medication management
  • Daily living activities
  • Personal hygiene skills
  • Meal planning & preparation
  • Dietary support
  • Domestic skills

Supportive, Nurturing Staff 

The home atmosphere is one advantage of a group home. Here, residents are treated as one of the family by warm, loving staff members.

The professional and trained staff provide expert care, too. Staff members know and follow each resident’s PCP so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can thrive now and grow into the future.

Choosing The Brambles Private Group Homes

Family owned and operated, The Brambles specialize in providing a group home environment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We offer several features that demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest possible quality of life.

Custom Designed Homes

Our commitment to individuals with disabilities starts with our group home design. Each home is custom-built and decorated with your loved one in mind.

Our group homes offer a warm and inviting supported living space with features that include:

  • Handicap-accessible facilities
  • Private bedrooms
  • Large kitchens
  • Pristine bathrooms
  • Beautifully designed outdoor spaces and gathering areas

Transportation Services

A fleet of reliable and safe vehicles stands ready to transport your loved one to essential appointments and various activities. We provide transportation to medical appointments, the Day Support Center, shopping excursions, and local entertainment events.

Family & Community Involvement

Every resident of The Brambles is treated like family. Supervised by our experienced staff, residents make meals in the kitchen, help feed and care for pets, gather for games, crafts, and more.

Residents are also involved in community events. We encourage everyone to lead socially and physically active lifestyles. The Brambles regularly organize activities such as volunteering at the local animal shelter, ice-cream socials, karaoke, trips to the beach, bowling, and many more, depending on the season and interest shown from our residents.

Day Program Access

At The Brambles, we believe in having fun and exploring the creativity of each resident. Our Day Support Center offers the right amount of relaxation and enjoyment to accompany our intellectual disability services.

Located in the heart of Mathews, our Day Support Center has been in operation since 2004, serving The Brambles residents and adults from Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula counties.

The newly-expanded center is a lively, loving place with two activity rooms, laundry, kitchen and shower/bathing facilities. It easily accommodates up to 60 adult attendees with a staff to client ratio of 1:3. The staff is highly trained and caring individuals that continuously provide incredible service.


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Group Homes For Special Needs Adults With Coexisting Physical & Intellectual Disabilities 

Adults who live at The Brambles must have intellectual disabilities, which is generally characterized by intellectual functioning and adaptive behavioral limitations. An individual with an intellectual disability may experience challenges and need support in areas such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and social, conceptional, and practical skills.

Residents may also live at The Brambles if they have certain coexisting conditions, including:

Placement in Residential Living at The Brambles 

Every person with an intellectual disability deserves dignity, respect, and the chance to live independent lives. Because each individual has a unique personality with varying needs, abilities, and preferences, we take a careful and thoughtful approach when placing residents in our group homes.

Residents with differing abilities live in the same home. With this approach, your loved one will socialize, engage, teach, and learn from peers while receiving the dignity and respect he or she deserves. 

We encourage you and your loved one to see for yourself and experience the possibilities of our group homes for adults with disabilities. Please reach out to us for more information or to schedule a tour.


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