FHAR adheres philosophically to the principles of :
- COMMUNITY INTEGRATION
- DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS MODEL
- CRITICAL SKILLS MODEL
All FHAR programs emphasize normalization, community integration and
acquisition of life critical skills. FHAR believes that only by exposure
to the myriad of experiences and responsibilities involved with
community life can an individual have the opportunity to progress to
his/her greatest potential. Programmatically, therefore, FHAR clients
experience the daily routine and rhythm of a well balanced life
including social relationships, proper diet, exercise, leisure time,
employment, financial planning and maintenance of one's environment.
Living in this realistic social environment challenges one's ability and
provides maximum learning and growth for all FHAR consumers enabling
them the opportunity to become contributing members of the community.
FHAR's programs also encourage each individual's right and ability to
participate in planning and making decisions, which affect his/her life.
Therefore, clients take part in the development of their short and long
term programmatic goals and objectives. As members of a household, they
exercise their power of opinion and decision-making in individual/group
planning and conflict resolution. Living in this realistic social
environment challenges one's ability and provides maximum growth
enabling them the opportunity to become contributing members of the
The most important goal for each client is to reside in the least
restrictive environment that can accommodate the individual's abilities.
Reflecting this belief, FHAR's programmatic continuum of services
involves gradually decreasing levels of staff support while increasing
levels of client independence.