SLS is a service that is provided 1:1 at the Consumers home as well as out in the community. The purpose of SLS is to:
Create an environment where the Consumer feels confident with the daily ongoing decision-making that may affect his/her life and the well being of those that depend on him/her by building their self-esteem.
Recognize a Support system that includes the family, friends, neighbors and the community by teaching the consumer to identify these individuals and instructing him/her to build strong relationships by way of initiating and maintaining adequate interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
Monitor the Consumer progress in measurable steps that shows the effectiveness of the program. Monthly written reports will be maintained and a semiannual report will be sent to the CSC.
Show and provide Instruction in Safety, health and risk of endangerment. Consumer will be instructed on techniques and prompts to not only build confidence but also avoid situations that may cause harm such as providing personal information to a stranger or what to do in case of an emergency.
Consumer will learn to recognize authority figures such as a Police, Firemen, clergy or others.
Securing a place to live for the consumer to preserve his/her integrity. Apply to housing assistance programs such as Section 8, HUD or the individual City’s housing assistance. Evaluate the Consumers home for inadequacies such as hazardous situations or roach infestation due to poor housekeeping and food storage.
Research for Community Resources that will provide and enrich the Consumer’s life such as medical offices, shopping areas, entertainment venues, recreational activities, government offices, food banks and others.
These are the areas to cover:
Use and Maintenance of appliances and fixtures
Personal Health and fitness/Medical Management
Assisting with self-administration of medication
Personal and home safety
Emergency procedure/first aid
Behavior shaping and management, socialization and self-advocacy
Develop Natural Unpaid Circles of Support/Generic Services