Supported Living Services

The Challenge Center’s Supported Living Services is a component of our Residential Program. Services are provide to support individuals with special needs who are living in their own apartment or family home. Our purpose is to support people as they move towards or maintain their independence in the community.

Program Description

Services are individualized and client driven based on each unique case, and may include some or all of the following components:

  • Assessment. A functional assessment of the individual’s strengths and needs is available. The assessment may occur in the community as well as the residence of the individual, and will provide the basis for the participant and staff to develop an Individualized Service Plan.
  • Training. Hands on training will be offered in relevant sites in the community based on areas identified in the service plan. These may include, but are not limited to; housekeeping, meal plans/nutrition, consumer education, assistance with bill paying/budgeting, shopping, socialization and interpersonal behavior, monitoring hygiene, transportation, scheduling appointments, leisure activities, etc.
  • Support Services. Assistance may continue to be provided in some of the above areas until adequate skills are developed. Services are provided to individuals to choose and access: community, cultural, social , recreational,and spiritual activities, Also, assistance with employment opportunities and transportation. Participants monitored and supported to ensure adequate skills are developed and retrained for successful community independence.
  • Follow-Up. Participants completing the program will be contacted periodically for a six month period to ensure successful integration has been obtained and sustained.

Objectives

Provide individuals with skills and support in a supervised living environment to promote independent living into the mainstream of the community.
Provide ongoing supports to individuals living independently that are needed to maintain their independence.
Provide training to assist the individual’s integration into the community and access to community supports.

Location

Services are offered in the participant’s home and relevant sites in the community.

Methods

Services emphasize participant choice, although they are limited by risk. Services are based on the individual’s needs, and are provided by trained staff.

Eligibility

The program serves adults that have the potential to live independently and partake in the mainstream of the community with minimal supports. Participation can occur after authorization from a County, third party or private pay agreement has been reached.

Hours of Service

Seven (7) days a week as need and activity dictates. Services normally will occur between 7:00a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Contact

Consumer Services Coordinator
Challenge Center, Inc.
39 North 25th Street East,
Superior, WI 54880
Phone 715- 394-2771
E-mail: Kanderson@Challenge-center.org