OCH Thrift Store
Ozark Community Home
Our group home offers a supervised living program for those clients who require 24 hour care and assistance. We offer our clients a homelike atmosphere with staff present 24 hours a day. Days are structured but not regimented. Clients attend a local center where they work and attend life skills classes. All meals are prepared fresh by our staff and are nutritious and delicious. Meals are served at the dining room table with staff present, our clients and staff enjoying the family time it allows. Meal clean up is done by the clients on a rotating basis; and each client has weekly chores he/she is responsible for. Clients are free to spend time with each other or work at their own activities.
Twin River Community Living Facility, Inc. (TRCLF) is a small 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to providing a caring home to our developmentally delayed (DD) clients. We consist of a group home, Ozark Community Home (OCH) and an apartment complex, Basic Independence Apartments (BIA). TRCLF was started by parents of DD adults in 1979 and in 1980 opened the doors to our group home, the first of its kind in Arkansas. A few years later, we bought a small apartment complex to provide more independent living for DD adults. Our clients range in age from 18 to 75 years, with each having their own specific wants, needs, hopes and dreams. We work hard to provide for the whole person, by working with each client to achieve their highest potential.
TRCLF is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and we receive funds through the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. We also depend upon the generous support of the local community. If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to TRCLF, please contact us at 870-425-4515.
Basic Independence Apartments
Our apartment complex is designed for those individuals who wish and are able to live a more independent lifestyle and consists of 16 one bedroom apartments. Staff is available 24 hours a day. Many of our apartment clients also attend the local center and a few are employed at minimum wage jobs in town. Our staff dedicates time to each client on a daily basis. The amount of time spent varies depending on the client’s specific needs. Weekly shopping trips are provided by our staff and cooking classes are offered to help teach safe food preparation and promote healthy food choices. Many of these clients are members of a local gym. Each person is free to enjoy only the activities they choose to participate in.
The following pictures appeared in The Baxter Bulletin on September 18, 1980.
TRCLF supplements its income with proceeds from the Ozark Community Thrift Shop. The shop is run and operated entirely by volunteers and all monies raised go directly to benefit our clients. We salute these hard working, dedicated people and thank them for their service.
Ozark Community Home Thrift Shop is located at 122 Dodd Street, in Mountain Home. It is currently open Monday through Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Come in and check out our bargains or drop off any unwanted items. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. If you have some spare time and would like to volunteer, you can reach Almedia at 870-425-4410.