Support Services programs help many people
be independent in the community. Services are provided at what ever level of
assistance a person may ask for or need. Many people are very independent and
live on their own. Other people will need varied levels of assistance based on
their needs. A number of people will be living in the community for the first
time in their lives and may need help to learn basic skills.
Our staff, often acting as
advocates, provide assistance in securing housing, medical care, recreation,
vocational, and other needed services. These staff work closely with employers,
families, social service agencies, churches and significant others to help build
a supportive and understanding network in the person’s life.
In addition, special group activities that include job
seeking, communication skills, worker role, casual cooking, and budgeting are
held each month. These group sessions provide a forum for the person to discuss
with others the situations and problems encountered in employment and community
living, and to seek positive solutions.