Developing Peer Support
What is the Independent Living Philosophy?
Independent Living (IL) is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. IL for people with disabilities means being able to live in the way you choose, with people you choose, and in the community of your choice. It means having choices about who helps you and the ways they help. It is about having control over your day to day life.
Five Core Services:
- Individual & Systems Advocacy.
- Peer Support
- Information & Referral
- Independent Living Skills Training.
- Transition Services
Bridges staff work with each participant to set program goals to help clients gain more independence.