Supported Living is a housing philosophy committed to giving consumers a choice in where and how they live. The idea of Supported Living is a simple concept which enables a consumer to join with WAPADH to receive whatever assistance is necessary for the person to live in a decent and secure home of their own choosing. WAPADH believes that regardless of your disability, each person can live in a home of their own given the necessary supports. Even if you need continuous support 24 hours a day, WAPADH can help you find and coordinate support so you can live in a home of your own.
Jesse Silva, Housing Director
Jesse Silva first gained experience working for WAPADH in 1990 right out of high school. He received his B.S. at the University of La Verne, his M.Ed. at The Pennsylvania State University, and is currently working on his doctorate at the University of La Verne. Jesse began his career at WAPADH working at Adult Community Opportunities and then transferred into Delta Services. In 2006, Jesse was promoted to the Housing Manager position at WAPADH’s Housing Services. Currently as Housing Manager, Jesse oversees WAPADH’s Housing Services, provides direct service care alongside staff, and conducts internal staff trainings on crisis awareness, prevention, intervention, and overall safety.