Independent Living Skills

Independent Living Skills (ILS) services are directed at the development and maintenance of community skills and community integration. ILS are the skills needed to perform everyday tasks.

Services include:

LIVING INDEPENDENTLY

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Home management
  • Landlord and tenant rights
  • Home security
  • Recreational activities
  • Peer support groups
  • Crisis/Emergency hotlines

HOME MANAGEMENT AND GROOMING

  • Maintaining your household
  • Laundering
  • Caring for clothing

HEALTH AND COUNSELING SERVICES

  • Food and nutrition
  • Communication skills
  • Maintaining good personal health
  • Scheduling medications
  • Preparing for medical emergencies
  • Sexuality and medical services
  • Counseling referral services
  • Substance abuse and rehabilitation
  • Depression and suicide prevention
  • Peer pressure

MONEY MANAGEMENT

  • Banking and budgeting your money
  • Maintaining your checking account
  • Understanding SSI/SSDI
  • Establishing and using credit

SOCIALIZATION SKILLS

  • Understanding of social etiquette
  • Utilizing appropriate manners
  • Learning how to deal with others

TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Understanding concept of time
  • Using a clock to plan activities
  • Using a calendar appropriately

TRANSPORTATION

  • Utilizing public transportation
  • Scheduling transportation