Community living programs provide instruction and support for people having limitations to independence. Limitations include skills that people without disabilities take for granted, such as: nutrition, meal planning and preparation; transportation; medical appointments and medication management; recreation and the importance of stress management; social acceptance skills; and safety and general household maintenance.
Community integration is an important tool for learning. Modeling from others living in our community and participation in the many community activities offered throughout Teton, Sublette, Natrona and Fremont counties are vital in training and enhancing skills for the person receiving services from CES. The person served may enjoy many of the great activities that other Wyoming citizens enjoy: hunting, fishing, boating, skiing and hot air ballooning as well as shopping, movies or relaxing in their back yard. Homes are located in typical neighborhoods of Jackson, Lander or Riverton.
Shared and Supported Living Residences are home settings staffed by trained professionals who provide quality instruction for people needing support in their daily lifestyles. Opportunities are provided for individuals to gain or perfect their living skills with the support and assistance tailored to individual needs.
Community Apartment Transitional Living Program provides the opportunity for individuals to perfect their independent living skills with support and assistance as needed from CES community living staff. Staff assistance provides a gradual fading process to independence for the adults we support.
Independent Living is the final step for people receiving community living support. Staff remain available to provide the assistance, support, and follow-up necessary for each person to achieve and to continue living at their maximum level of independence.