Supportive Lifestyles

Supportive Lifestyles is a residential program for individuals requiring less than 30 hours of supervision and support per week. This program offers individuals who have progressed to a higher level of independence and assistance needed to navigate successfully in the community. Program staff will assist the individual with locating affordable housing in the community of their choice, insuring that the individual has safe and secure housing.

Once housing has been secured, the assessment process begins to determine the level of assistance needed to achieve the individual's identified outcomes. Program staff and the individual then develop a plan to assist the individual with achieving those goals. At this time, the estimated number of hours of support needed by the individual is determined.

Individuals receive instruction and assistance with activities of daily living, such as, housekeeping, budgeting, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping and other skills needed to successfully live in the community. The Supportive Lifestyles program also encourages and assists individuals in becoming active members of their communities. Staff provides support assistance and oversight to insure that individuals receive annual medical, psychiatric and dental examinations and follow-up care, as needed.  Assistance is also provided to individuals in all other areas of their everyday lives.

How Are These Supports Funded?

Funding is allocated through the Federal Title XIX waiver program. An individual must be eligible for and receive funding from this program to qualify for supportive lifestyle supports. Private pay options are also available.

For more information, contact Jeanette Evans at (412) 995-5000 x419 or