Semi-Independent Residential

SILA

We have 4 semi-independent homes located in LaSalle County. The semi-independent homes are suited for people who are able to live independently and do not need 24 hour care. However, these individuals still benefit from supports through Friendship House. The residents who live in the semi-independent homes have their own lease. The main goal of the semi-independent residential program is to support the people we serve in ways that allow them to achieve their goals and direct their own lives.

Everyone is learning what it is like living on their own but have supports from our dedicated staff daily to ensure safe, responsible, semi-independent living. This program allows individuals to learn, grow and show independence and more self-sufficiency while working and building a life.

  • They learn responsibility
  • Cooking skills
  • Self sufficiency
  • Maintaining of a room and house
  • Getting along with others
  • Budgeting and paying bills
  • Work responsibilities
  • Time management

To learn more about this program please contact Tammy LaGow, Residential Director, at 815-434-0737 extension 28 or email her at tammyl@ottawafriendship.com.

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