Supervised Residences

Starbridge offers residences that are staffed 24/7 by trained and caring direct-support professionals. Our homes and apartments are located in Brighton, Irondequoit, and Rochester, and are certified by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Supervised residences offer 24/7 support to meet each person’s needs while helping them achieve greater personal independence.

What are the eligibility requirements for Starbridge residential options?

For all residential services, individuals must meet eligibility criteria through OPWDD.

To get started, use the Contact Us form or call Michelle Bellavia, Director of Residential Services, at 585-224-7268.

To access our Residential Referral Form, please click here.

Warfield Square Apartments

Individuals who have OPWDD eligibility and prefer to live in a non-certified setting should consider Warfield Square Apartments. Located at 1337 E. Main Street in Rochester, Warfield Square offers a mix of affordable housing options, including 16 units designated for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Starbridge is the Housing Support Agency for Warfield Square, and our Residential team offers a variety of supports to residents.

To view the property, click here for Home Leasing’s site

To get started, use the Contact Us form or call Michelle Bellavia, Director of Residential Services, at 585-224-7268.

Community Habilitation (Com Hab)

Starbridge’s Community Habilitation (Com Hab) assists people to achieve goals, to live as independently as possible, and to make their lives meaningful and worthwhile.

How does Com Hab work?

Starbridge offers one-on-one support to adults and young adults with disabilities in increasing or maintaining independence. Our Com Hab counselors provide support as directed by you and your Life Plan. Some examples are:

  • managing your money
  • trying out and shopping for healthy foods
  • increasing exercise
  • obtaining library cards or gym memberships
  • exploring your community
  • volunteering
  • and more!
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What are the eligibility requirements for Com Hab?

Participants must meet eligibility criteria through NYS OPWDD, and can live in an independent or a certified setting.

How do you get started?

Use the Contact Us form or call Katie Cannan, Director of Community Habilitation Services, at 585-224-7211.

To access Starbridge’s Com Hab Referral Form:

Working with an Advocate

Starbridge Advocates partner with people who have disabilities and their circles of support to identify the individual’s goals, to share information about all available resources, and to empower individuals and families to know their rights and become successful advocates in their own lives. In some cases, a Starbridge Advocate may provide more intensive support as an individual or family works to address specific issues or concerns.

We support every person’s right to choose the living situation that works best for them. We partner with individuals and families to identify options, navigate systems, and connect to resources.

Please use the Contact Us form or call us at 585-224-7359 and leave a message for our Intake Coordinator. The Coordinator will call you back to ask for information about you or the person you are calling about (if you are phoning for someone else) and can connect you with further resources or staff.