Supported Independent Living (SIL)

The SIL program provides a range of supports for individuals choosing to reside in an independent living arrangement.

Supports are provided both in the home and community based on the individuals needs and goals.

Supports are voluntary and person-centered; developing positive and meaningful relationships with individuals and collaterals is the foundation of our service.

A support schedule is determined based on the individuals’ needs, preferences, and hours available to them.  An assigned case manager works closely with the individual and collaterals to develop a support plan and achieve identified goals, which may include referrals to other services or resources.  Outreach support mentors work 7 days/week to provide 1:1 support with daily living tasks required for the individual to be successful. 

Our organized group activities provide opportunity for peer interaction, skill development/learning and fun!  Our after-hours emergency on call is available to provide needed support outside of regular office hours, which may include emotional support, problem solving, or assistance to facilitate emergency services. 

Supports may include but are not limited to:

  • General life skill development
  • Assistance to find & maintain housing
  • Meal planning, preparation, cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Grocery shopping
  • Accessing resources in the community
  • Medication administration/reminders
  • Medical appointments & relevant medical follow-up
  • Budgeting, money management, bill payments
  • Assistance to find & access meaningful & productive opportunities in the community such as programs, activities, volunteer roles and employment
  • Bus training
  • Emotional support
  • Crisis support & safety planning