Independent Living Skills

As a participant in WTC’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) program, individuals step into an empowering environment tailored for adults aged 18 years or older. This program proves beneficial whether one is already living independently, residing in a family home or an assisted living facility, or even contemplating a transition from a group home or another living arrangement. At the core of this program lies the objective of equipping participants with essential life skills while also assisting in maintaining existing skills.
Under the guidance of a Direct Support Professional (DSP), participants embark on a journey to master various aspects of independent living. The DSP assists in self-care routines, financial management, and maintaining a tidy and organized living space. Additionally, they provide support with shopping and running errands, crucial components of independent living. Health and safety, both at home and in the community, are prioritized, with the DSP ensuring understanding and management of emotions, effective communication, and problem-solving skills for everyday challenges.
Furthermore, the DSP assumes a pivotal role in safeguarding the overall well-being of participants. They accompany individuals to significant appointments, such as doctor visits, ensuring comprehension of the proceedings and adherence to any follow-up appointments or medical instructions. This support extends to prioritizing health needs and providing guidance and assistance as required.
In addition to these practical skills, the ILS program emphasizes social integration and community involvement, fostering a sense of belonging within the community. This entails nurturing friendships, cultivating harmonious relationships, meeting new people, and exploring welcoming spaces within the community. Collectively, these elements not only develop critical social skills but also provide a nurturing and inclusive environment conducive to personal growth and flourishing.