The purpose of Community Life’s Independent Living Services is to provide assessment, discovery and training to adults with developmental disabilities, specializing in independent living through skill building and community inclusion. Training is available through two avenues of expertise: Life Skills and Customized Employment.
Customized training and support services are provided to meet the needs of individuals with significant disabilities who require intensive individualized support, skill training, and community experience to achieve independence, community inclusion, and employment.
Support is provided through one-on-one, individualized assessment and instruction. We support people to learn the skills needed to live as independently as possible. We specialize in skill building, community inclusion and life transitions.
Life SkillsTraining addresses the following areas:
• Activities of daily living • Medical needs and appointments • Nutrition, exercise and wellness • Interpersonal skills training • Relationship support and safety • Continuing education planning • Home, work, and community safety • Mobility training • Self-advocacy training • Conflict resolution • Community resource awareness • Money management • Benefits counseling • Time & Schedule management • Transition Planning
Service Funding: San Andreas Regional Center - SARC Regional Centers receive funds from the Department of Developmental Services. The Regional Center serving the Santa Cruz County area is called San Andreas Regional Center (SARC). Each individual who qualifies for services has an assigned Service Coordinator from the Regional Center. The role of the SARC Service Coordinator is to help identify necessary and appropriate services, select local vendors that offer that particular service, and oversee the quality of the services provided by each vendor.
The San Andreas Regional Center provides ongoing case management for people with disabilities as well as the ongoing funding for support and referral to the Department of Rehabilitation when appropriate.
Community Life is an approved vendor for ILS services with the Regional Center and receives money through fee for service contracts called Purchase of Service Authorizations or POS.