We believe that every person, regardless of their abilities, has the right to be fully included in their community and to live the life they choose.
FRIENDS Independent Living Services supports individuals in a manner that works best for each person and is appropriate to their lifestyle.
We customize support to meet the person’s needs, preferences and desires.
We believe everyone should have opportunities to learn new skills and develop existing ones
We believe every adult should have choice and control over their own lives.
Adults live in private homes where they can be immersed in the everyday activities of family and community life. Individuals receive personalized support from nurturing providers who ensure their safety and well-being. Providers also develop a quality relationship of support and guidance with the individual while providing the least restrictive environment possible.
Central to the program are individualized services and personal choice. Every person in the program is actively involved in planning their own daily routine and determining the supports they need to be successful. Staff encourage and assist people to accomplish valued personal goals, independence and to be an integral part of the community.
Adults can receive residential services by a family member of their choice. Family members are hired by FRIENDS to provide daily support with personal care, household tasks, financial management, medical appointments and community connections.