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Independent Living Services

CHURCHILL Independent Living Services (CHILS) is an on-site and community immersed program committed to helping adults with disabilities reach their greatest potential.

Who Is Eligible?

We provide transition services and independent living support to adults aged 18 years and older diagnosed with learning and/or developmental disabilities.

CHILS fosters interpersonal, social, life skills and vocational growth through ongoing training and supervision, as well as regularly structured activities and courses.

Hands-on Experiential Instruction & Practice

  • Time Management
  • Career Awareness
  • Vocational Support
  • Money Skills and Banking
  • Meal Planning, Shopping and Cooking
  • Communication
  • Social Competence
  • Transportation Efficiency

CHILS Services and Fees

  • Transition Seminars
  • One-time, flat fee
  • Length of seminar: 8 weeks
  • Includes 24 seminar meetings
  • Each meeting lasts 2 hours
  • Meetings scheduled 3 times per week
  • See seminar topics below

Monthly Activities

  • Annual fee
  • 12 activities per year
  • 1 activity per month
  • Each activity lasts 3-4 hours

Job Consulting & Coaching

  • Hourly rate
  • Services provided as needed

Independent Living Support

  • Annual fee
  • Weekly support
  • Provided 4 days per week
  • Approx. 2 – 2 1/2 hours per day
  • Minimum of 8 hours per week
  • Not to exceed 10 hours per week

CHILS Transition Seminars Topics

  • Getting Around the Community
  • Traffic Rules and Safety
  • Various Means of Transportation
  • Map and Directional Skills
  • Phone Skills

Attending to Personal Needs

  • Physical Fitness
  • Nutritional Needs
  • Weight Management
  • Grooming and Hygiene
  • Personal Health and Safety

Managing A Household

  • Selecting Housing
  • Setting Up A Household
  • Appliances And Tools
  • Buying and Preparing Food
  • Purchasing and Cleaning Clothing

Self Awareness (Part 1)

  • Interest & Abilities
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Self-Confidence
  • Respect For Others

Self Awareness (Part 2)

  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Personal Traits and Roles
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Friendships

Managing Personal Finances

  • Money skills
  • Banking
  • Comparison Shopping
  • Spending Wisely
  • Using Credit Responsibly
  • Calculating Taxes

Time Management

  • Understanding Time
  • Scheduling Activities
  • Choosing and Planning
  • Participating in Groups

Occupational Awareness

  • Aptitudes and Interests
  • Job Qualifications
  • Motor and Sensory Skills
  • Occupational Choices

Occupational Guidance

  • Career Training
  • Work Habits
  • Occupational Safety
  • Job Search
  • Applications
  • Interviews
  • Compensation
  • Changes in Employment