Rachel came to Solutions for Independence after living with her mother her entire life. After her mother suddenly passed away, Rachel was left to live in a group home with no way of knowing how to budget for herself, clean, or drive without someone to do it for her. She came to Solutions for Independence with the urgency and passion to learn how to be completely self-sufficient. With the help and thoughtful guidance of the team, Rachel overcame her personal obstacles and was able to purchase an apartment that she has happily lived in and paid for by herself for the past four years.
You can be independent and still live with your family, you can be independent and live in a group home. It looks different for everyone and we understand that. Solutions for Independence staff will work with you in learning new skills such as budgeting, money management, use of public transportation, and any other skills needed to live independently. Individual or group training on a variety of topics is available:
- Traveling and using public transportation
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Budgeting and money management
- Computer Skills
- Household Management