Making a Difference
SIL was awarded funding for the third consecutive year from Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), to continue the program Young Adult Council (YAC), which is a statewide community led council; hands-on/internship approach that will provide young adults the opportunity to participate in a realistic policymaking environment. This program is facilitated by SIL’s Independent Living Specialist, April Shaw. Check our calendar for exact dates of classes!
- IL has a 95% satisfaction rating for individual services provided. Surveys were conducted by a non-direct care staff member at the conclusion of services. In addition, 93% reported the CIL assisted them in achieving their goals and 98% of closed consumers would recommend the CIL to friends/family. When asked how SIL services will help in everyday life, the most common answer was “making my own decisions,” with “learning how to advocate for myself” and “living in my community” coming in second and third (respectively).
- SIL’s PCA program, which is a contracted service from OOD, the state rehabilitation agency, whereby PAS management skills training and supports are provided by the 3 full time PCA Specialists covering all 88 counties in the state of Ohio. SIL is in the second year of contract to provide statewide coverage for this program. This past year had 118 participants.
- SIL’s Supplies for Independent Living helps individuals obtain gently used or new items that were not covered by their insurance carrier. Types of equipment included items such as wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and incontinence supplies. 175 items were distributed to 120 individuals in the last reporting year. If you are in need of an item, please call our office and check out inventory! A medical script is needed for all items.
- SIL was awarded funding from Association on Community Living (ACL) to expand the Public Health Workforce. As a result, SIL also partnered with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to distribute Covid-19 tests to individuals, families, community partners. Over 12,000 tests were distributed this past year.
What the community, social service organizations, funders and individuals with disabilities are saying about us –
“You give people hope when they feel hopeless.”
I have always appreciated the compassion and concern the case managers have in ensuring clients get off to the best start they can when they transition back into the community.
I have referred many young adults to SIL for a myriad of services and have been very satisfied with services and professionals.
Excellent management and service delivery. Very professional and caring staff.
SIL has been a wealth of information for me for many years. Anytime I’m not sure who to talk to to address a variety of disability related issues, SIL always steers me in the right direction.
Your help has a tremendous impact on my son’s life, supporting him to be able to work everyday, and allowing him to have routine to make life seem somewhat normal.
Best service since the PCA program was moved for case management under Lisa Marn and SIL! Staff return calls promptly and actually care about helping meet your needs. Even if it’s not PCA related, I feel I can turn to SIL for disability-related needs.
Very focused and valuable organization.
SIL’s strengths are “its people.”
My son was injured at the age of 30. I could not find anything for him. When I contacted Services for Independent Living, I met Lisa Marn. She is wonderful and the program is helping me help him. I need respite and my son needed others to rely on.” It has “assisted my son to live independently, which is what he always wanted.
SIL is “very open to working with folks that many agencies are (not) able to work with.”