ASPIRO started providing residential services in 1995 in order to extend support to two people who were ready to explore independent living options. Over the 25 years that followed, we are proud to say we have supported over 80 people as they lived independently and developed new skills and capabilities.
Over the past decade ASPIRO has realized significant losses in operating the program. During that same timeframe, other organizations have gained widespread respect as they developed an array of new residential services in Brown County as their core competency.
At this time ASPIRO must focus on our core competencies in a matter that is financially responsible and viable. To do this, we will be transitioning out of providing residential services. We will work closely with our residential staff to provide referrals to other residential employers. We will also work hand in hand with client families, the MCOs and care teams to ensure continuity and quality care for our clients as they transition to other experienced and professional providers.
ASPIRO isn’t saying good bye to these clients as many of them receive other ASPIRO services and all will be grandfathered into our after-hours recreation activities when they resume.
As with all our decisions, this was not made lightly. The health of the organization to provide superior services to over 1,400 clients and families is, and always will be, one of our top priorities.