Community Support is part-time individualized service focused on increasing skills, promoting independence, maximizing self-determination and increasing participation in one's community.
Outcomes are developed based on each individual's unique strengths and needs.
Areas addressed through Community Support may include, but are not limited to:
Finances: Budgeting, paying bills, banking and comparison shopping
Healthy eating: Meal planning, cooking and increasing awareness of nutrition
Health: Attending medical appointments and facilitating communication with medical professionals, implementing doctor's recommendations and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Housing: Searching for housing, maintaining existing housing and understanding tenants' rights
Home Management: Household organization, understanding and responding to mail, maintaining important documents and using a calendar for appointments and events
Emergency Preparedness: Preparing for emergencies and unanticipated situations, responding safely and appropriately to emergency situations
Employment Services: Provide training to help an individual attain and keep employment in a competitive environment. Services include Pre-Vocational Services, Career Planning, Job Development, and Supported Employment.
Transportation: Learning how to access and use public transportation
Socialization and Recreation: Developing social skills through experiential learning in the community and accessing recreational opportunities
- Linkage with Natural Supports in the Community: Libraries, educational programs, recreation centers, food pantries support groups and churches
If interested in Community Support services, please contact:
314-781-7900, ext: 513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridges Community Support Services is funded and supported by St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources and Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities