For some, the community can be an intimidating place. Negotiating the complexity of finding a suitable place to live, a meaningful job, or even enough to eat can be overwhelming. For these individuals, Lakeshore offers Supported Living. Staff in the Supported Living program offer individuals with an intellectual disability the education and fortitude they need to negotiate with landlords, budget their money or access available means of community assistance such as food stamps or medical care.
Individuals learn to call on Lakeshore staff during periods of difficult transition or simply when in need of a word of encouragement. Ever respectful of a person's independence, staff in Supported Living gear their availability to the needs of each individual they serve.