Independent Living

Supporting youth and families, teens, and young adults, on their journey to independence.

Create Your Own Future

Choose the description that most closely matches your interests and goals.

I am looking for an overview of general life skills, an introduction to recreaction activities that spark my interest, and resources for my parents.

Discover

Does this sound like you?

  • I want to hang out with other teens or young adults and explore recreation activities around Toledo
  • It’s important to me that activities the I participate in are fun, reliable and safe
  • I would love to develop new hobbies and skills
  • I would like to make new friends

I’m interested in preparing for life after high school by learning and practicing ways to be more independent (at home and in the community) with a group of my peers.

Connect

Does this sound like you?

  • I’d like to learn and practice skills in the community. (going shopping, learning about banking, learning to cook)
  • I want to work on learning one skill or goal at a time
  • It would be good to learn and practice skills in a small group

It's important to me to become more independent by going to school or getting a job, speaking up for myself, and/or learning adulting skills.

Elevate

Does this sound like you?

  • Investing my time and energy into this program is something I can do
  • Growth and leadership opportunities interest me
  • One day, I would like to live independently and have a career

How We Support Consumers

Learned Experiences:

  • Individual goal setting and support
  • Small group (6 week) sessions
  • Small group cohorts (6-12 months)
  • Events and clubs

Skills:

  • Employment readiness
  • Personal finance / budgeting
  • Healthy Lifestyle and relationships
  • Cooking, meal prep and shopping
  • Leadership and self-advocacy
  • Safety at home, online and in the community
  • Transportation
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Social skills

Need assistance in picking a path for your family?

Youth & Family Services

An extended service offering encouraging family growth through a network of support.

Find Your Inner Leader

Get ahead with training courses and curriculum to hone your leadership abilities and make your goals a reality.

Independent Living Skills

Teaching young people how to gain the necessary life skills to transition from youth to adulthood.

Recreation

Activities for kids to stay active, with fun sports, physical activities, and group games to keep your child active and engaged.

Employment

Employment-focused Life Skills classes touch on various job readiness skills. Includes one-on-one assistance with skill development, résumé building, interview preparation, and getting connected to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). Our Next Steps Summer Program provides a unique employment and independent living experience.

Change to Education Support

One-on-one assistance with exploring post-secondary options, IEP/Transition Plan guidance, and future planning.