L.I.F.E. offers consumers (aka clients) and their families several different options to receiving care services in-home and community.
What are Community Services?
L.I.F.E. provides habilitation (HAH), respite (RSP) and attendant care (ATC).
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides teaching methods to help a consumer be more independent. The service may be provided in-home or in the community.
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) supervises and cares for a consumer for short amounts of time to provide a break for regular caregivers.
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) assists a consumer with personal hygiene tasks (e.g., dressing, brushing teeth, toileting) and activities of daily living (e.g., eating, housekeeping chores). The goal is to assist a consumer in maintaining their health and healthy living conditions.
BRITTANY PROHASKADirector of Community Services and Operational Processes
As the Director of the Community Services Department, I manage, coordinate, and work to improve the department’s operations. As the Director of Process Administration, I coordinate the development, documentation, and implementation of policies and procedures for L.I.F.E.
Upon graduating Arizona State University, I started at L.I.F.E. in May of 2011 as a community Direct Support Professional. I was given an opportunity in August of that year to serve as a paraprofessional within our Kinder Prep program. In October of 2012, I became the Lead Instructor of the Program, which focused on clinic habilitation in a group setting. Unfortunately, in early 2013, the program was no longer supported by the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). However, it gave me the opportunity to become the Community Services Coordinator and I soon advanced to the director of the department in 2014. Later, my position expanded to process administration for the organization.
• B.S. in Family and Human Development, Arizona State University, 2011
Personal Management Philosophy:
I enjoy working in all aspects with individuals with disabilities; including helping to support families with questions and or concerns with their DDD services as well as supporting L.I.F.E. with operational coordination. The Community Services Department is really growing and it inspires me with its amazing potential!
I enjoy spending my time with my growing family and two dogs!
As the Supervisor of Community Services, I work directly with new community providers and the families they will be working with through the hiring and on-boarding process as well as providing ongoing supervision. I have personally served as a community provider for a number of years and this experience gives me a particularly special insight on when a provider and client are a great match!
I have worked with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities for the past 5 years. I started as a camp counselor at a camp for individuals with special needs in Williams, AZ. I eventually transferred into an administrative role at the camp where I provided camper assignments, behavior plan training, and assisted with running many of the behind the scenes aspects of the camp. During, the camp’s off-season I served as a community provider here at LIFE and worked towards my bachelor’s degree. I just celebrated my three-year anniversary at L.I.F.E! I am very excited to have recently become the new Supervisor of Community Services.
• B.S. in Family and Human Development with a Minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Arizona State University, 2018
Personal Management Philosophy:
I am passionate about making sure that children and adults are given the tools they need to become more independent and reach their personal goals.
I spend my off-time working with my own consumer in the community and catching up on the latest Netflix shows.
Contact Us for More Information About L.I.F.E.
call us at 480-621-8361 EXT 136 or complete this form