Connecting Your Own Way

 

The goals of our Group Homes program is to foster the growth of participants’ self-reliance and help them prepare for safe, independent living. To facilitate this, Pine Castle owns and operates five community group homes (two women’s, one men’s, two co-ed) that serve up to 38 residents.

Through the assistance and guidance of 24-hour staff support, residents learn self-care and homemaking skills such as cooking, laundry, housekeeping, grooming, and decision-making. Each group home environment provides opportunities to develop and maintain social relationships within the community. To ensure a high level of well-being during their residency, a registered nurse provides year-round professional health care coordination, health monitoring, and preventive care for each resident.

For more information, please contact Cynica Jackson, Director of Residential Services, at cjackson@pinecastle.org or call (904)733-2650 ext. 225.

Meet Jason

Jason has been a resident at a Pine Castle group home for 16 years. He is very active and always helping his friends with their chores and making sure the house is clean. Through group home services, Jason is involved in Special Olympics track and field, Saturday bowling, the Dolphin swim team and is a member of Southside United Methodist. When he isn’t at the group home or active in the community, Jason is at Pine Castle’s Adult Day Training program. Jason works on various contract projects in the warehouse. If you ever meet Jason, you will remember him because his smile will light up any room!