Individual Support Service is a “hands-on” service for persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). The intent of the service is to teach and assist individuals in carrying out Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), such as preparing meals, managing medicines, grocery shopping, and managing money so they can live independently in the community. The goal is that the need for this service will fade or decrease over time as the individual becomes capable of performing some of these activities more independently.
Individual Support help individuals chose their home, learn skills to maintain their home, and ensure long term housing retention in the community with the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else.
Individual Support is a direct, one-on-one service. This would include individuals who live in private homes, licensed group homes, adult care homes, and hospitals. Individuals who live in independent housing may receive this service with a plan to fade or decrease services over time.