Supported Living Services
We provide Supported Living Services (SLS) for adults with developmental disabilities in Northern California. Our SLS program was initially developed to help individuals successfully transition to the community from Porterville Developmental Center (PDC).
We employee, train and manage, team members who provide the direct support needed for individuals to continue to live in their own homes. All services are person-centered and tailored to meet the unique needs and preferred futures for our clients. We aim to provide high-quality, relationship-based supports for adults with developmental disabilities.
In addition to proving traditional SLS, we also provide Enhanced Supported Living Services (ESLS). ESLS was developed for adults with developmental disabilities with complex needs, who require enhanced support to live successfully in the community. While encompassing all the components of traditional SLS, this program focuses on individuals with higher level of support needs.
Enhanced supports may include: additional staffing supports, clinical consultation, enhanced training and supervision for support staff. ESLS services provide enhanced tailored supports with a focus on serving individuals who have not been successful in other services and settings and/or who may be at risk of placement in a more restrictive environment.
SLS services consist of a broad range of services to adults with developmental disabilities who, through the Individual Program Plan (IPP) process, choose to live in homes they themselves own or lease in the community. SLS services may include:
- Assistance with selecting and moving into a home;
- Choosing personal attendants and housemates;
- Acquiring household furnishings;
- Common daily living activities and emergencies;
- Becoming a participating member in community life; and,
- Managing personal financial affairs, as well as other supports.