Supported Living Services
A Bright Future SLS program is designed to provide support to adults with developmental disabilities who wish to live in the community but need significant support to do so. A Bright Future SLS mission, policies and practices are based on 5 key principles:
A home of one’s own: Our services ensure that consumers have control over the environment within their own home.
Choice and self-directed: Our services assist individuals with exercising choice in his or her life while building critical and durable relationships with other individuals.
Relationships: Our staff works hard to support individuals with having caring and durable relationships with community members, family and friends.
Community membership: Our services support individuals to become valued members of their local community.
Flexible, tailored services and supports: Our services help maintain emotional and medical well-being of our consumers.
A Bright Future Supported Living Services is tailored to meet the consumer’s evolving needs and preferences for support without having to move from the home of their choice, and include but not limited to the following:
• Assisting with common daily living activities such as meal preparation, including planning, shopping, cooking, and storage activities
• Performing routine household activities aimed at maintaining a clean and safe home
• Locating and scheduling appropriate medical services
• Acquiring, using, and caring for canine and other animal companions specially trained to provide assistance
• Selecting and moving into a home
• Locating and choosing suitable house mate
• Acquiring household furnishing
• Settling disputes with landlords
• Becoming aware of and effectively using the transportation, police, fire, and emergency help available in the community
• Managing personal financial affairs
• Help with recruiting, screening, hiring, training, supervising, and dismissing personal attendants
• Dealing with and responding appropriately to governmental agencies and personnel
• Asserting civil and statutory rights through self-advocacy
• Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, include a “Circle of Support”
• Participating in community life
• “Twenty Four Hour Emergency Assistance”, including direct service in response to calls for assistance. This service also includes assisting and facilitating the consumer’s efforts to acquire, use, and maintain devices needed to summon immediate assistance when threats to health, safety, and well-being occur