Community Living Services (CLS) assists clients with developing daily living skills to help them become more independent. Semi-independent living services (SILS) are designed to enable the individual living in the community, or the family home, to develop skills and grow in their ability to live with greater independence.
This program maintains a staff of professional counselors who assist the client in developing skills that reflect the goals and aspirations of the individual. Each goal is designed to help the client increase his or her skills in an area of daily living, such as money management, home maintenance, food preparation, healthy lifestyle and personal hygiene, socialization, and community safety. Counselors also provide direct support to clients by assisting with dental or doctor appointments, banking, shopping, social outings, and other areas of daily living.
Service hours are paid through a contract with the client’s home county. The CLS program may work with up to fifty individuals, which presents new clients an opportunity to develop friendships and support from interaction with many people. The Community Living Services program supports adults of all ages in maximizing their abilities and maintaining an independent lifestyle within the community.
If you or someone you know wants to become more independent, contact the Community Living Services Department of Home and Community Options, Inc. or your county case manager.