Residential Services

Our residential services are provided in private homes in lovely southwest Brooklyn. Our residences are comfortable and safe, beautifully maintained, and truly integrated into the community. They are surrounded by welcoming neighbors, shopping and dining options, places of worship, parks, community activities, and ample access to public transportation. 

The goal of GEC Residential Service Program is to create a person-centered program for each resident which will enhance their health, security, and independence through community interaction and daily living in a warm and supportive home.

We are home to adults of a wide age range who require varying levels of support and offer staffing based on individual needs and preferences. Some residents have called GEC home for 40 years!

GEC residential programs include:

  • Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs)
  • Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs)
  • Supportive Apartments

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs)

This program offers an intensive approach to providing services and support to individuals with significant physical and cognitive challenges. The interdisciplinary team includes Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs), and clinical and support staff to develop and implement a person-centered plan. ICFs provide comprehensive direct service professional coverage and care through 24-hour staffing.

Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs)

IRAs serve individuals enrolled in the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver (HCBS Waiver) and provide a therapeutic environment for individuals with significant cognitive and adaptive challenges. Person-centered planning is the focus of this residential program model. Staffing is provided up to 24 hours per day.

Supportive Apartments

This serves individuals who are able to manage their homes with minimal assistance and supervision. GEC provides these individuals with support to manage their finances, live healthy lifestyles, seek competitive employment, and obtain medical or other types of assistance. This type of program and housing is best suited to adults with intellectual developmental disabilities who require minimal support and do not require 24-hour staffing.

Get Started

For information, contact Alyson Pantaleo, MSW at 718.836.6457 or