Community Services provides support and trains individuals to acquire their own home or apartment. Some choose to live independently while others may choose to have a roommate. Supports are provided by a Supported Living Coach who assists in developing a budget and in locating, evaluating, and securing an apartment or house of their choice.
Once a home is secured and the resident is moved in, the coach will continue to visit with the individual, helping him or her take care of their home, make new friends, pay bills, and make sure the experience of being more independent is safe and enjoyable.
The coach is available on a daily basis, if needed, and networks with other service providers, such as companion and homemaker services, to ensure the individual’s needs are met. In addition, a coach is available 24 hours a day, should emergencies arise.