Living Options 2016 Annual Report
Supported Independent Living Program (SILP)
In our expanded service area, services offered and hours served are highly individualized. Consumers in this program generally live in apartment settings or own their own home. This program provides guidance, resources and support services to enable individuals to reach their highest potential and to live in the community. Support services are provided a few hours a week up to 10 hours per day based on individual needs.
Joseph Pina has been with The Arc of Gibson County’s Living Options program for three years. During his time in the program he has transitioned out of high school and has obtained a part time job in the community. Joseph’s mother reports that staff have been able to get Joseph to be more social, gained confidence to be able handle things that may come his way rather than avoiding it, and has become more knowledgeable about his finances and how to handle them.
In-Home Living Services
We are in our 25th year administering this program and the number, ages involved, and types of services continue to expand. Trained Direct Care Professionals work in family homes to reach independent living skills, offer personal assistance and support to individuals. The types of services offered for this program are the same as SILP listed above.
Participant Assistance and Care (PAC services)
This service is provided in order to allow consumers to remain and live successfully in their own homes, function and participate in their communities. PAC services support and enable the participant in activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility with the hands-on assistance, prompting, reminders, supervision and monitoring needed to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the participant.
Total consumers in program: 41
A special Thanks to all the staff for their hard work and dedication to the consumers we serve. I appreciate all you do each and every day.
Jodi Neighbors, Community Services Director