Programs and Services

Community Access Programs

We provide programs to help people with disabilities develop basic skills that can help them engage with their local community and make social and recreational connections.

Community Inclusion is a program that helps individuals develop skills and prepare for independent living so they can actively and independently engage in their local community.

Providers work with participants one-on-one or in groups of two or three if individuals have shared interests and goals, and provide opportunities for each to learn, practice, and apply skills that promote greater independence and inclusion.

  • Individuals participate in age appropriate activities, events, and organizations in the local community.
  • The program is open to Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) eligible clients
    • Age 62 or older
    • With nine months participation in a DDA employment service, or
    • With a DDA approved exception to the nine-month rule

Community Engagement services are designed to help individuals with disabilities build connections and engage with their local community through both formal and informal networks and support. Services are designed to develop creative, flexible, and supportive community resources for individuals that result in positive relationships, valued community roles, and involvement in preferred community activities, organizations, groups, or projects.

Clients are introduced to community members, organizations, resources, and supports that are available in their immediate and surrounding areas and are supported to develop skills, meaningful roles, and positive relationships that will facilitate inclusion into their community.

This program is available to people enrolled in the Individual and Family Services Waiver, Basic Plus Waiver, Core Waiver (when not receiving residential habilitation services), the Roads to Community Living grant, or the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review program.

Community Engagement services are typically provided on a one-to-one basis.

Contact your case resource manager and talk to them about your goals for getting out in the community. They will outline your goals and progress every three months.

Provides support, guidance, and mentoring to a person with developmental disabilities, or a family member of a person with developmental disabilities.

Entrust staff meets with the individual and their family about their interests, needs, and goals, and works alongside the individual and family to develop personalized strategies for meeting those goals and connecting to their community.

Services are provided on a one-to-one basis and funding is provided by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and Medicaid.

Specialized Habilitation can help individuals create healthy relationships, adapt to challenges, and improve overall quality-of-life. Specialized habilitation offers teaching and training to learn or maintain a variety of skills including:

  • Self-Empowerment. Support to increase self-esteem, confidence and develop skills to achieve personal development goals.

  • Safety Awareness and Self-Advocacy. Support to increase safety awareness and effectively express desires or needs.

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness and Effective Social Communication. Support to learn and develop social skills used to build and maintain friendships or increase acceptance in the community or at home.

  • Coping Strategies Regarding Everyday Life Challenges. Support to improve problem-solving skills and reduce stress associated with unexpected or unavoidable situations.

  • Managing Daily Tasks and Acquiring Adaptive Skills. Support to develop the skills necessary to reside successfully and increase independence in the home and community.


A proud member of the Yakama Nation, Alberta Jackson takes part in Entrust’s Community Access Program. Living in a residential home, Alberta relies on Entrust to help her retain a connection to her heritage through social and cultural activities. Alberta’s support specialist is also Native American – together they explore and connect with Native cultural events.