In this program it is mandatory for the youth to participate in a progressive day program. This program may be full time school or work or a combination of both. The program plan/goal will be selected in consideration of the youth’s wants, needs and capabilities. Required support will be based on the individual needs and we can provide Life Skills learning to fit the client’s schedules after their education program or their work hours.
This program is for youth that are almost ready for the responsibilities that come with independence and adulthood and only require minimal supervision/life skills of usually no more than 2-3 hours daily (extra staffing hours can be negotiated as needed) with the focus remaining on guidance and training in the areas of personal wellness, nutrition, finance, interpersonal skills, goal planning, time management, home maintenance, making healthy choices, problem solving and self-awareness. This is accomplished with staff taking the youth shopping and budgeting for groceries and providing assistance with menu planning, bussing schedules, resume writing, job hunting and selection of appropriate resources along with referral’s regarding the community resources available to the youth. In cooperation with the youth and their caseworker the program provides for the development of Individual Service Goals according to his/her Strengths, Needs, Abilities, and Preferences which will include interaction with community of origin and with their Elders. Recreational and Cultural participation are strongly supported.
The youth’s progress in their goals will be monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis through monthly reports and quarterly evaluations and the youth’s personal goals are reviewed quarterly.
The home is in a duplex with the other side being our Supported Independent Living program. It is a main floor home with 2 bedrooms. We like to ensure that if there are to be 2 youth residing in the home as roommates, they are well matched. The home is fully furnished and is complete with TV, and Computer. When youth move out to their own apartments, we ensure they take their bed as we buy new for every youth.