Independent Living Services
The Paths to Independence
For many PathPoint participants, the goal of living independently is best achieved through the support of others.
We believe that fostering independence allows those with varying abilities and circumstances to thrive in their local communities. PathPoint facilitates greater independence in daily living, less dependence on direct care and increased community integration.
Our Independent Living Programs offer individuals with special needs the assistance and support required to live in their communities as independently as possible.
PathPoint staff work with residents to plan, coordinate, and provide the services that they may need and prefer to achieve their goals.
Our instructors teach participants independent living skills and household responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and personal care. Participants attend classes designed to teach community mobility and safety, personal effectiveness, social skills, social-sexual education, health and nutrition, recreation planning, and budgeting and banking.
Rachel, a PathPoint independent living program participant since 2001, had a dream of becoming a Community Access Project (CAP) Mobility Aide. After her position as a Food Service Assistant at an elementary school ended due to lay-offs from budget cuts, Rachel gave much thought as to what she wanted her next job to be. Read full story
Darcy enjoys his independent life after homelessness at Santa Barbara’s Artisan Court, where he receives on-site services from PathPoint’s Residential Support Services. Since being housed from homelessness in October of 2013, Darcy has engaged in all kinds of community activities with PathPoint including cooking classes and outings. Read full story