"I have been working in health care for over thirty years and have seen few ICF-DD homes that match the quality of compassionate care that Provident Place homes provide.  I would not hesitate to recommend these homes.  They are truly exceptional."

-- Colleen O'Neill

Recreational Therapist


"This was a great placement for Nathan... He has bonded with your staff and his friends there at the home."

--Nikki, Nathan's Mom

Provident Place

                                                                                                                  Cheshire Place


Cheshire Place is situated in a small, closely-knit neighborhood in the high desert city of Victorville; it is close to schools, the Mall of Victor Valley, theaters, bowling lanes and many restaurants.  Liberty Elementary School and Liberty Community Park are within a half of a mile.  The fire station is less than two miles away and Desert Valley Hospital is less than 5 miles away from the house.  Victor Valley Transit system has a public bus stop half of a block from the home, providing community mobility and integration. Cheshire Place has a large kitchen/dining area that is conducive to a family style dining.  For added safety, the entire home is protected by a fire suppression system including hard-wired smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.  A large, fenced back yard is overlooked by a covered patio area that runs the full length of the home.  This area is used for family style BBQ's and activities as well as sporting activities.  The backyard has a large grassy area and includes many fruit trees including apple, peach and pear trees.  It also has a large grapevine.   The residents take care of the trees, pick the fruit, share it with friends and neighbors, as well as bake pies and cobbler for a nice dessert to share.

What Makes Cheshire Place Special?

Cheshire Place is a youthful, fun-loving, energetic home that's family oriented, well structured and managed daily by a compassionate Program Manager who knows how to take great care of the loving little ones. It's a place where youngsters can be kids and are surrounded by all of the things that children need in their life. It's full of the "warm-fuzzies" that children love about home and memories to cherish for a lifetime such as baking, games, peer interaction, bedtime traditions and storybook reading.

Cheshire Place focuses on adolescent needs and youthful activities.  It is a place where diversity is valued and the boys get along like brothers.  The living environment promotes openness, honesty, and a secure feeling, so the boys feel safe when visitors or family members visit the home.

Cheshire Places' residents are energetic, engaging and outgoing.  They like to query visitors and share their favorite toy, video game or discuss their favorite television show or their latest activity with new acquaintances.

Boys that have an opportunity to live at Cheshire Place will experience comfortable living with a warm, structured living environment enabling each individual to excel within the guidelines and values establish at the home.  Each boy has an opportunity to become more independent with positive behavioral modification and teamwork as themes to ensure everyone is involved in home activities such as games and exercise.

The home provides the building blocks that lead to mature teenagers.  It's a great place to understand structure, learn responsibility and have fun.  There is a garden that grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, planted and tended by the boys that live at the home.  The boys have a good relationship with the neighbors and share fresh items from their garden with the neighbors from time to time.  There is a nearby community park that offers open spaces for activities like flying kites or having picnics.

Finally, it is important to recognize that those who ar admitted to Provident Place (Cheshire Place) are enrolled into our Program because they have special needs that require a great deal of supervision and structure to manage mild to severe physical, emotional and mental disabilities or any combination thereof.  The Program aims to create the least restrictive environment possible within the limitation of each individual's medical and/or emotional conditions.

Social and Recreational Programs

Cheshire place has a very unique and exciting program.  With six young men in the home, the energy level is phenomenal and constant.  We have brought together a mixture of young men from different backgrounds, with different family dynamics and different physical and mental challenges.  We have watched them become brothers in all aspects except genetics.  They are individually and collectively active, boisterous, fun-loving males who participate in community sports programs, attend community educational and recreation events and are, of course, very interested in new electronic games and toys.  They love music and love to dance.  If it were possible, the boys would spend their entire summer vacation in the community pool.  It is also important to note that while all of these activities are pertinent to growth and development, lack of impulse control can put them at risk, which underlines the reason for the need for their placement at Cheshire Place.

Program Elements

Cheshire Place is located in Victorville, California, which is a pleasant city in the western Mojave Desert; it is an 8-bed ICF/DD-H program.  Our program is designed for male, developmentally disabled clients with medical conditions who may have socially or situational inappropriate behaviors. Additionally, they have mental health concerns, and a wide range of medical challenges ranging from Precocious Puberty, Fragile X and seizure disorders.  Our objective is to provide the guidance and supports that will allow our residents to grow into healthy, productive adults who will reach their highest level of independence.

Our staff is highly trained and utilizes a behavioral management program to assist in replacing situational inappropriate behaviors with more positive interactions.  The staff provides a highly structured environment that allows the residents to feel safe and comfortable in a family-like setting. Our staff are extremely caring individuals who are very vested in the client's welfare.