Explanation of Services Advocacy - SOURCES provides two kinds of advocacy: (1) consumer advocacy, which involves center staff working with persons with disabilities to obtain necessary support services from other agencies in the community and (2) community advocacy, which involves persons with disabilities, center staff, board members, and volunteers initiating activities to enact changes in the community that make it easier for all persons with disabilities to live more independently. Peer Support - Connecting people with disabilities with one another for mutual support through support groups and peer networking. The groups are based on individual and community interests. The objective is to explore options and to problem solve with people with disabilities, for example, making adjustments to a newly acquired disability, experiencing changes in living arrangements, or learning to use community services more effectively. Alternative Waiver for Adults with Physical Disabilities Counseling and Support Case Management - For individuals who have been approved for services by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services, SOURCES serves as a case manager/counselor for an individual with disability who has attendant care services. SOURCES will orientate persons to the concept of consumer-direction providing training on how to recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, manage or dismiss attendants. Employment Services - SOURCES provides a comprehensive approach to employment supports and services. We provide job assessment and employment readiness training including resume writing, interview techniques and interview preparation. SOURCES is also a Ticket to Work Employment Network assisting persons return to work or begin a new career. Home Modifications and Accessibility - SOURCES assists individuals with mobility impairments to gain access to their home by building ramps and making home and bathrooms modifications. All of our ramps and modifications are up to code with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ramps and modifications are completed for individuals in mobile homes as well as single family homes. Apartments may be considered on a case by case basis. SOURCES will build ramps and make home modifications in Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties as well as other counties if there is no other organization that can assist the individual living there. This program is income based so the individual must income qualify to be eligible.
18 People | 7 Impacts | 18 hours