To positively affect the quality of life of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing exemplary care in a homelike environment.
Lafayette Habilitation Center (LHC) is a 33 bed, private, not for profit organization funded by the state of Missouri. LHC operates under the direction of Focus on Residential Services, Inc. (FORS)
Focus on Residential Services, Inc. gained corporation status on March 2, 1982. FORS leased Lafayette Habilitation Center from VOCA, an Ohio based corporation, on October 24, 1985; then purchased the center in 1996. FORS has continuously operated the facility since 1982.
Members of the FORS Board of Directors are very compassionate about providing quality care for all individuals residing at Lafayette Habilitation Center and are very supportive of the employees caring for the individuals.
Lafayette Habilitation Center prides itself in their overall retention of employees. At the current time, over 46% of our employees have been employed by FORS for 10 or more years; with 30% having at least 15 years, and 16% having over 20 years with FORS.
In order to maintain a homelike environment, Lafayette Habilitation Center is divided into four suites with no more than 9 individuals on a suite. Each suite consists of semi-private bedrooms separated by a half bath, a shower room, utility room, and commons area/living room. Individuals are encouraged to decorate their bedroom area to make it uniquely theirs.
Lafayette Habilitation Center has multiple program areas including a therapy room, large program room, sensory room, and two semi-private outdoor patios. A whirlpool is available for our individual’s use.
Michael J. Carbone, Deputy Public Administrator
Our office thanks you for all you have done and continue to do for all those in your care. View letter here.
Meet our Leadership Team
Lafayette Habilitation Center’s Leadership Team excels in maintaining a positive, homelike environment for the individuals we serve. They are well skilled in operating their department at the highest of standards, supporting employees while keeping all individual needs at their highest priority. Collectively, this team has over 132 years combined service with Lafayette Habilitation Center.