Today MYEP’s focus has changed substantially from where it began. We are now funded almost entirely through a federal Medicaid program called Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), commonly known as ‘the waiver’ or ‘waiver services’. Our service population is primarily people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, though we also provide services to people whose primary diagnosis is mental illness.
MYEP has two main service programs: the Adult Day Program and the Residential Program. We offer the following services through these programs:
Adult Day Program- The MYEP Adult Day Program is housed in the main MYEP building. This program has grown from serving a few individuals to over 60 individuals. The MYEP Adult Day Program is designed to interweave person, social and community activities according to the goals and desires of each individual.
Residential Program – MYEP owns or operates multiple residential living environments in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty area. People receiving residential services live in a community based home with 1-3 other roommates and have staff available to them 24 hours per day. There are two main services that are provided in the residential program:
Payee Services: MYEP offers Organizational Representative Payee Services under the authority of the Social Security Administration (SSA) . This service is offered only to individuals who receive Residential Services from MYEP. Payee services will assist the individual with the following: