Our Services

As the years have progressed HALA has recognized an increased need for quality supports not only within Grays Harbor but also our community at large.  With this in mind, HALA has been strategically adding services that can not only holistically support our existing client base but also the greater community.  Here are the services we are currently offering (with more on the on the way).  We are affectionately calling our core services our, Circle of Support.  At the end of the day, we want to surround the people we serve with all the supports they may need to successfully navigate their life and their communities - increasing their independence as their desires and abilities allow.

If you feel that yourself or someone you know can benefit from our services, please speak to your Case Manager

HALA Circle of Support

Supported Living

Supported Living services help persons live in their own homes with one to three others and receive instruction and support from contracted service providers. Supports vary from a few hours per month up to 24 hours per day. This includes one-on–one support and services are based on individual need and the sharing of support within a household. Services are offered in integrated settings and support personal power, choice, and full access to the greater community. Individuals pay their own rent, food, and other personal expenses.

Levels of service are varied by the persons needs.  Those levels can found here.

Want to know more about Supported Living services?  Here is a FAQ page from DDA.

Additional information can be found here

Community Guide and Engagement

Services are designed to develop creative, flexible and supportive community resources and relationships.

This service helps connect individuals to resources in their community, and supports them to participate, engage, and integrate into the community. This service is available in the Individual and Family Services waiver.

A community guide or community engagement provider will:

  • Meet with you to discuss goals stated in the Person- Centered service plan developed by you and your case manager and help you develop specific goals related to engaging with the community.
  • Develop strategies with you to connect with community resources, based on your interests and needs.
  • Help you develop healthy relationships with local community members.
  • Support you with participating in community activities within your budget.

Community Guide is a short-term service designed to increase access to informal community supports by developing creative, flexible, and helpful resources. This service is available in the Basic Plus and Core waivers.

Additional information can be found here

Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Stabilization Services

This is a  Mental Health/Crisis Services program that provides therapeutic services to adult DDA clients who have mental health concerns and who may be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

Specialized Habilitation

Specialized Habilitation includes individualized and community-based supports that help waiver participants reach their habilitative goals. It also promotes inclusion in a client’s home and community as documented in their person- centered service plan.

Specialized Habilitation offers training in the following areas:

  • Self-empowerment.
  • Safety awareness and self-advocacy.
  • Interpersonal and effective communication.
  • Coping strategies regarding typical life challenges.
  • Managing daily tasks and acquiring adaptive skills.

Additional information can here found here

Staff and Family Consultation & Training

Staff and Family Consultation provides assistance to your family and providers who help support you to get your needs met and increase your independence and inclusion in your community.

This service provides advice and consultation to family and providers currently working with you on things like:

  • Keeping track of your health, medications, and any changes with them;
  • Using positioning equipment (like a Hoyer lift, stander, or walker);
  • Understanding a better way to meet your unique needs in ways that you want and need them to;
  • Utilizing equipment for communication and learning the best way to use your special equipment;
  • Following a nutritional plan made by a dietician;
  • Providing information and education- including understanding a diagnosis and common symptoms related to it;
  • Finding ideas for the best way to work with and interact with you;
  • Making it easier for you to get around in your home and use items in your home;
  • Understanding and making a plan of care for you.

More information can be found here

Staff Training

Initiative 1163 enacted increased training and certification requirements for workers hired on or after January 7, 2012. Most new direct care workers (now called long-term care workers) must take 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. Also, most long-term care workers must become certified home care aides within 150 days of hire.

HALA offers training for Long Term Care Workers (LTCW) to fulfill initial and ongoing continuing education requirements.  This training is free to HALA's employees.  When space allows, this training is available to others for a fee to cover the complete cost of the course.

HALA also contracts with a local provider for First Aid/CPR and Blood-borne Pathogens certifications.  When space allows, these courses are also available to the public for a fee.