The Transition to Independent Living house uses a phased approach to empower individuals living with disabilities as they move toward independent community living. Innovative smart home features allow on-site and remote coaching for individualized support.
Technology provides remote monitoring & engagement opportunities that allow residents to be independent.
About the program:
YES! Part of developing independence is learning how to make decisions. Residents will have choice in their goals, their meal preparation, leisure activities, how they decorate, if they bring a pet, if they want to continue the program, etc.
Phase 1: Weekly Living- stays the night once per week
Phase 2: Part Time Living- stays 3 nights a week in the house
Phase 3: Full Time Living - stays every night in the house
Phase 4: 15% Rent - residents continue full-time living and pay 15% of their half of the rent/bills
Phase 5: 25% Rent - resident continues full-time living and pay 25% of their half of the rent/bills
Phase 6: Move Out - individual moves into their own house and becomes completely independent
In each phase, residents will spend each weekday evening working with their coaches on developing independent living skills. Overnight, staff will monitor residents through technology.
The program is beneficial because it provides a stepping stone approach to independent living. It gives individuals and families the opportunity to utilize and learn how technology can help support independent living for their loved one. This program promotes self-advocacy and choice; encouraging individuals to be self-sufficient while giving them the tools to succeed.For more information: To be eligible for the program, the individual must be enrolled in the Transition to Employment with Easterseals UCP. Sarah Grace Britton, Directorsarah.firstname.lastname@example.org Loftin LaneAhoskie, NC 27910Office: 252-513-8168Fax: 252-513-8209