“Since I have met Ms. Harrod and been involved with the Independence Now Program I am no longer homeless.”
We’re looking forward to the day when we can return to the office so more consumers can see what we do first hand, but we’re working just as hard from home to provide services for anyone who is seeking support to live independently.
Keith Kelly was seeking a place to live on his own and heard about Independence Now (IN) from some friends. He worked with a team at IN including Shannon Minnick, Director of Independent Living Services; Abiola Heyliger, Montgomery County Independent Living Specialist; and Debra Potts, Independent Living Housing Specialist. Keith says he has become more[…]
At the start of services, Isaiah was a living in a nursing facility in Prince Georges County and was in the process of transiting to a Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) group home. Isaiah was only 23 at the time. He acquired his disability at age 14 from a traumatic brain injury that caused him to[…]
The core service of Centers for Independent Living that we are featuring this month is Independent Living Skills Training. As a reminder, Independent Living skills are skills that increase the independence of a person with a disability because they handle more daily activities on their own without the support of others. At Independence Now, we[…]
One of the core services of Centers for Independent Living is Independent Living Skills Training. What are Independent Living (IL) Skills? They include skills that increase the ability of a person with a disability to handle daily activities on their own without the support of others. These skills can include things like completing applications for[…]
Independence Now was so very pleased to work with Musa, a consumer who reached out to us for support to live independently. Musa sent us this message to kick off 2021 and we’d like to express our gratitude right back for allowing us to work with him. “I would like to start off the New[…]
“Now that I’m independent once again, it has allowed me to have a peaceful atmosphere…Financial independence also a plus.”
Na’Chelle Kelly wanted to continue her education and get a GED, but unstable housing and shared living spaces combined with her disability made that challenging. Moving into her new apartment as part of the Community Choice Homes program has made all the difference.