There are many different independent apartment programs available for adults with disabilities, but unsure if you can access this? This can be a difficult question to answer, but we're here to help!
If you are an adult with a disability connected with a community centered board, you may be eligible for an independent apartment program through the comprehensive waiver. These programs provide housing and support services to adults with disabilities who are able to live independently. There are many different types of independent apartment programs available, so it is important to do your research to find the one that is right for you.
To begin, you will need to be connected to a community centered board (CCB). These case management agencies provide support for getting connected to waiver services, some of which provide residential services. If you are not sure if you qualify for a waiver, your CCB can help you determine this. Once you have been determined eligible for a waiver, your case manager will work with you to develop an individual service plan (IP). This plan will identify the services and support you need to live independently in an apartment or look at a setting with a higher level of support.
Some of the services that may be included in your IP are:
- Assistance with budgeting and money management
- Help with cooking and meal planning
- Transportation assistance
- Support in finding and maintaining employment
Once you have a green light to continue, you can begin looking for an agency that offers an independent apartment program. There are many different types of apartments available and the support can look differently for each person. Sample Supports offers an independent apartment program, host homes, and a family care giver program. Learn more about this here.