ABOUT Rhyme & Reason Ministry, Inc. (R&R)

MISSION STATEMENT:  Helping those with emotional, behavioral and social challenges make sense of their lives and find their purpose.

R&R provides a comprehensive enrichment program for foster youth and individuals with developmental disabilities. Through trusting relationships, participants come to know their value and purpose and experience the message of love, hope and redemption.

The R&R model creates a safe place where participants find healing from their traumatic experiences and discover, build and strengthen their core identities, increasing adaptive behavioral function.

R&R and its agents are committed champions for our clients, their families and caregivers. We are dedicated to improving emotional, behavioral and social function through therapeutic services, meaningful activities, and a healthy connectedness to others. We strive to improve greater independence, personal fulfillment, and overall quality of life.

Who Does R&R Serve?

  •  Individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses of all ages
  •  Foster youth ages 5 to 18 years, including those reunified with his or her original family
  •  Emancipated foster youth ages 18 to 26 years
  •  Adopted youth ages 5 to 26 years

Who Benefits from R&R Services and Programs?

  •  Individuals with emotional, cognitive, behavioral or physical challenges
  •  Family members
  •  Friends
  •  Participants’ employers and co-workers
  •  Community members

R&R is a Medicaid Waiver Service Provider

Adaptive Behavioral Function:

The collection of conceptual, social, and practical skills that are learned and performed by people in their everyday lives.

Conceptual skills—language and literacy; money, time, and number concepts; and self-direction.

Social skills—interpersonal skills, social responsibility, self-esteem, gullibility, naïveté (i.e., wariness), social problem solving, and the ability to follow rules/obey laws and to avoid being victimized.

Practical skills—activities of daily living (personal care), occupational skills, healthcare, travel/transportation, schedules/routines, safety, use of money, use of the telephone.

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