Day Supports at Liberty Corner is a community-based, person-centered service that is tailored to fit each individual who chooses us as his or her provider. That means that it looks different for each person – Henry spends his days woodworking or making pottery, Lisa and Dakota both volunteer with animals and Claire volunteers to help Asheville stay green with a recycling program.
Our goal is to support you to participate in your communities in ways that are meaningful to YOU, based on YOUR values.
LCE’s experience has taught us that fostered, segregated settings do not promote adequate community involvement. LCE’s Day Supports service is a way for you or your loved one to experience a true, full community life in Western North Carolina.
Liberty Corner provides an array of services and supports to assist people to live in a home of their choice in a community setting. These services may vary from a person living in their own apartment, house, Alternative Family Living, and/or congregate supervised living of six people or less.
Our agency strives to provide individualized supports to people with the common goal of helping people to live the best possible life, based on their terms, their needs, their desires, and their dreams. Consistent with our mission statement and philosophy, we are committed to services which connect people to their communities and develop a sense of citizenry.
Our staff are trained to provide services and supports based on several different philosophies:
- Gentle Teaching (developed by John McGee)
- Person Centered Thinking (developed by Michael Smull, MaryLou Bourne and The Learning Community)
- Personal Outcome Measures (developed by The Council on Quality and Leadership)
The above materials teach by providing skills, tools, an open-minded approach and a sharing of personal stories. We have learned that providing person-centered supports for people in a gentle way with the focus on personal outcomes that are important to and for the person.
Liberty Corner’s Supported Employment service supports individuals to work at jobs of their choosing in the community. We design the supports around the individual – do you just need to check in with a job coach every once in a while, or do you need someone supporting you at your job everyday?
We help you figure out what you need and how to get it.
Liberty Corner’s Supported Employment department has longstanding relationships with many partners around the community, including:
- Warren Wilson College
- Mission/St. Joseph Hospital
- Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
- Whole Foods
- Ingles Markets
- Givens Estates
- Asheville Tribune
Welcome to Discovery: a residential program for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as its focus. “There is no place like home,” the enduring theme of The Wizard of Oz, offers a creative and innovative approach for discovering and enhancing the quality of residential services at Liberty Corner Enterprises.
Historically, individuals with borderline personality disorder and developmental disabilities have been the tornado, swirling as the most difficult, most costly, and the most ineffectively served. How does one provide safe havens and homes for those filled with fear, anger, sadness, abandonment, abuse and neglect? The answer, if found with our brain, our heart, and our courage, is to find the wizard: Effective treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, aims to change problem behavior, teach new skills, improve quality of life and help people learn to value themselves and each other. (Dr. Marsha Linehan, Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder.)
The brain discovers and learns. Courage enables us to participate in DBT as treatment for ourselves and the individuals we support. Our heart is filled with the gifts of compassion and commitment.
As a combination of behavior and cognitive therapy, DBT can be adapted for individuals with developmental disabilities. It requires thinking about what we feel in our heads and in our hearts to arrive at our wise mind and, ultimately, to manifest our unfolding capacities.
“There Is No Place Like Home” Discovery Program was developed in April 2000 with support, guidance and instruction from Christina Carter who trained directly with Dr. Marsha Linehan. This program utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a treatment model, including:
- Weekly individual therapy
- Weekly Skills Training Groups for people being supported
- Liberty Corner Staff available for weekend/after hours on-call support
- Skills training for direct care staff (Skills Coaches)
- Weekly process and support of direct care staff incorporated into weekly staff meetings
- Weekly meeting of DBT Consultation Team