Our approach to independent living
RCI’s approach, based on person-centered planning and action, creates a path out of the institutional group home setting. Many people who have independent living experience and capacities are stuck in institutions — simply because finding accessible, affordable housing is difficult. In fact, many have independent living goals in their Individual Support Plans, and year after year these goals are unmet due to a lack of support to achieve them.
The Real Choice Initiative is working to change this unjust situation.
We are working to transition 100 Multnomah County group home residents with disabilities who are interested in independent living by Fall 2018. RCI’s counselors have the experience and inherent expertise of living independently with a disability. Our program of peer counseling and support services will support lasting transitions to independent living.
Do you know somebody who is interested in transitioning to independent living? Contact us today to get involved.