Opening Doors for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

Our Programs

The Hartwood Foundation currently operates 18 group residences and supports nearly 100 individuals within the community where the individuals receive the support and encouragement they need to reach their highest potential.  In addition, we operate facility-based respite/emergency service and in-home supports programs in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

Group Homes:
12 in Fairfax County, 3 in Henrico County

Provides comprehensive residential support and services 24 hours/day.

Supported Residential Homes:
2 in Fairfax County

Provides residential support as needed for individuals (less than 24 hour/day care)

Respite/Emergency Home:
1 in Fairfax County

Provides comprehensive residential support and services 24 hours/day. Under contract with Fairfax-Falls Church and Arlington Community Services Boards provides emergency support for up to four persons at any one time. A maximum of four other individuals may be served at the home on a private, first come, first served basis.

In-Home Support Services:
With funding through the Virginia Intellectual Disability Waivered Services Program support can be provided in the family home on a limited basis. Both children and adults are eligible for services.

Respite Subsidy Program:
With funding through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, families may be eligible to receive cash subsidies to assist with the costs of hiring specially skilled "sitters/companions" to care for a family member with intellectual disabilities during short absences of caregivers. Both children and adults are eligible for services.

Unless otherwise noted all programs are for adults. Fees are charged based on the ability to pay and pursuant to contractual agreements with Community Services Boards. HUD supported programs require Section 8 eligibility and payment of fees.

Download Forms:Respite Form PDF DownloadRespite Form Respite Procedure PDF DownloadRespite Procedure Form

Enrichment Programs:

Hartwood has developed and maintained private funding for special purposes that can be used with any Hartwood operated program.

• Martin M. Rosen Memorial Fund: special recreation and cultural activities
• Leo Model Memorial Fund: music activities
• Cyrus V. Helm Memorial Fund: staff training and education
• Yereth Frank Kahn Memorial Fund: gardening and horticultural activities/training

Hartwood is an approved and enrolled provider of residential and respite services under the Mental Retardation Medicaid Waivered Services Program since its inception in 1991.  Program operations are licensed through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services – Office of Licensure.