Independent Living Assistance (ILA) provides services to adults, 18 and older, who have a desire to live on their own. Services are individualized and one to eight hours of support per week is provided. We aim to have individuals living in a place of their choosing that they can afford and allows them community access.
Goals are chosen based on the needs of the individuals, some common ILA goals include:
- Healthy Choices
- Healthcare management
- Affordable housing
- Accessing the community
- Financial planning
- Vacations and trips
- Benefit management
Services are individualized depending on the goals of the individual. These are some of the ways ILA staff assist people in the program:
- Meal planning, grocery shopping, learning cooking skills and increasing fitness levels.
- Making and transporting to medical appointments and advocating for healthcare needs.
- Housing resources including moving, finding roommates, and even buying a house.
- Accessing the community for socialization, errands, leisure and more.
- Financial planning including budgeting, learning how to write checks, paying bills, and online banking.
- Furthering education by identifying resources, completing enrollment, tips for managing course work, and more.
- Vacation and trip planning.
- Benefit management with resources and access to social security, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, dental and vision options.