Project Description

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
  • Education
  • 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.

Program Contact Info

Kat Thomas

Program Coordinator


Average Monthly Hours Served
People Living Independently