Elmtree Group Home
Elmtree, located in
the Town of Pearisburg (Giles County), is a group home
for individuals at least 18 years of age who have a
diagnosis of an intellectual disability and other
secondary disabilities, such as emotional/behavioral
problems or physical disabilities. We are within minutes
of local stores and other attractions.
Elmtree features 13
private bedrooms with two spacious common living areas.
There are typically 12 residents who live at Elmtree.
Elmtree provides access to social and recreational
activities and makes available religious and employment
opportunities in the community or at home.
Elmtree has available caring staff on-site 24 hours a
day. Personnel at Elmtree are all employees of New River
Valley Community Services. Elmtree staff have special
training in the areas of physical/mental health care,
personal development and other areas of daily living. A
staff supervisor provides continuous oversight through
on-call availability 24 hours per day.
Available services/supports at Elmtree include:
• Nutritiously prepared meals and snacks
• Assistance with personal care and daily living
• Administering medications and following up on doctor’s
• Day programs, activities, socialization, and
participation in community activities
• In-home supports and non-center based Day Support
• Teaching life skills
As a Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) home,
an application for low income housing must be submitted
before an individual may be considered for residency.
Persons who wish to live at Elmtree should contact Holly
540-961-8362. Rent at Elmtree is based on income. The
application process includes providing basic information
such as credit references, housing references,
verification of income and disability. Once the
application has been completed, the individual remains
on a waiting list until a bedroom becomes available.
Renters must meet all VHDA requirements and sign a
one-year lease. After one year, individuals must provide
a 30-day notice if they choose to vacate.
Elmtree fees include rent and residential fees for food
and services that are not paid for by Medicaid or other
payment sources. Residential support services provided
through the 24-hour staffing are typically paid by the
individual’s Medicaid Waiver. The residential fees are
paid for by the resident and include costs for food,
utilities not covered by the home (i.e. phone),
maintenance of the facility, supplies and various
(Photo - M. Wade/NRVCS)
Danielle Bell, Supervisor
Elmtree Group Home
205 Tazewell Street
Pearisburg, VA 24134