O.P.G., Inc. believes in self-directed and person-centered supports, with the ultimate goal of guiding services toward independent skills through a self-reliance plan.
Services We Offer
Residential Habilitation and Support
This service is designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the person supported. We assist in the acquisition, improvement and retention of skills necessary to support people to live successfully in their homes.
Community Habilitation and Participation
These services are provided outside of the home and focus on the continuation of the skills already learned in order to build natural supports in integrated settings.
Participant Assistance and Care (P.A.C.)
This service is provided under the Family Supports Waiver in Indiana. P.A.C. is meant to provide daily living support which enables the person supported to participate in activities of daily living in their own home and to meaningfully participate in community activities.
This service is furnished on a short-term basis because of the absence or need or relief of those persons normally providing the care.
For more information on Self-Directed Services, email the Executive Director, Michell Clendenning below:
Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant: OPG’s Plan
The Indiana division of Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced a grant to support the broad Direct Service Workforce in Indiana. Within the state’s definition of DSW includes several positions across many fields. For the work we do through OPG, Inc., our Direct Support Professional* employees are included within the scope of the DSW grant. We are grateful for the state’s focus and financial support for this integral and deserving workforce. One component of eligibility to receive the grant is that provider organizations must publish their company plans on how they plan to use the funds if they do get approved to receive this grant. The state shared a Frequently asked question document if you have further questions about the grant: FAQ.
A few facts about the grant that we think are important to share:
- OPG, Inc. has applied to receive this DSW Investment grant.
- OPG, Inc. is still awaiting confirmation of our approval to receive this grant.
- OPG, Inc. is still awaiting to learn the amount of the grant OPG, Inc. may receive is.
- The grant will be distributed from the state in three equal installments to qualifying providers. The anticipated timeline has been communicated as January, Spring and Summer of 2023.
We also think it’s important for everyone to know that OPG, Inc. recognizes that the most helpful long-term investment would be improved reimbursement rates that would allow OPG, Inc. to make another improvement to base hourly wages for our Direct Support Professionals. With the temporary nature of the grant funding, we are pleased to share how we will focus use of the grant funds below:
- Years of service (tenure) one-time bonus
- Performance & Quality based bonus
- Retention Bonus for Direct Support Professionals* –retention bonuses based on hours worked from 1/1/23 – 5/31/23. We anticipate these bonuses being paid depending on funding availability.
OPG, Inc.’s ability to follow through on these strategies and plans depends on whether we are approved and ultimately the amount of money OPG, Inc. receives from the grant.
*Direct Support Professionals at OPG, Inc. includes all staff within the Self-Directed Services Department that provide direct support regardless of each person’s specific title.