Project Independence offers an Independent Living and a Supported Living Program. Both options aim to empower individuals with the necessary tools and support to lead fulfilling lives, but they do so in distinct ways. While Independent Living encourages self-sufficiency and autonomy, Supported Living offers a more structured support system tailored to specific needs.
Project Independence’s Independent Living program provides in-home supports and living skills training to people with intellectual disabilities out in the community. Living skills training may include money and benefits management, housekeeping, laundry, hygiene, medication monitoring, menu/ nutrition planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, assistance with medical appointments, and safety. The person served receives training and support in the areas needed, which allows them to live safely and independently in their own apartments out in the community.
Project Independence’s Supported Living program provides less training and more in-home supports for people with intellectual disabilities out in the community. A person served in Supported Living requires more supervision, which may require many hours and daily in-home support. A Supported living person served may need shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping, and laundry completed for them. They may also need bathing and hygiene assistance. Project independence’s Supported Living services have made it possible for individuals needing more in-home support to remain in their apartments out in the community.