Services We Provide

Enhancing Lives of RI's Disabled for Thirty Years

Staff member assisting a client

Living In Fulfilling Environments (L.I.F.E.), Inc. is a private, non-profit organization devoted to providing a wide range of community-based experiences and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island in a non-discriminatory manner. Our staff and management team is committed to the individuals they are hired to work for and are well-versed in promoting support environments and providing opportunities for both independence and growth. The framework of our mission and vision are clear:
Support - Choice - Empowerment

Residential Services

Residential Services: L.I.F.E. Inc. supports adults with developmental disabilities in both 24-hour and non-24 hour settings. Each residential option is designed to meet a person’s specific goals and needs and to foster self-sufficiency and determination to their fullest potential.

Group Living (24-Hours)

  • This support method consists of three or more individuals sharing a home with around-the-clock, on site staff who provide transportation, medical care management, and other day to day assistance to ensure a person’s goals and needs are met.

Supported Living (Non 24-Hour)

  • Individuals in this setting typically share an apartment with a roommate or two, and the support is easily customizable to mirror the true amount of assistance a person needs to stay safe, yet maximize independence.

Shared Living Arrangements

  • Shared Living Arrangements (SLA) pairs an individual with developmental disabilities with a live-in community member, also known as a Home Provider. This pair works together to meet the individual’s goals, share the household responsibilities and finances, and ultimately create a family-like environment.

Employment


Personalized Vocational Planning and Services

We believe each person has the ability to contribute positively to their community, and often this can come by way of employment. Whether a person is interested in work for the first time or re-entering the job market, our Employment team can work with an individual to provide the tools and resources necessary to do so. Through developing a strength based individualized plan, a person could have the opportunity to engage in:

  • Career Planning, Exploration, and Discovery
  • Pre-Vocational Skill Building
  • Resume Building and Interview Preparation
  • Vocational Assessments and Evaluations
  • Accommodation Support
  • Job Coaching and Mentoring
  • Job Retention

L.I.F.E. Inc. is a proud partner of BHDDH and ORS, as we all work towards the common goal of advancing the Employment First Initiative in Rhode Island.

Self-Employment

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship are remarkably innovative ways for people with disabilities to earn a living! While pursuing a passion and bringing a meaningful service or product to the community, Self-Employment allows for flexibility and customization. Our staff provide guidance to promote and enhance each business endeavor, whether it be an individual venture or a shared partnership. Examples of current Self-Employment opportunities are:

  • Top Drawer art @ The BRASS  
  • Broadview Recycling Company  
  • Snacks 'n' Stuff @ The BRASS  
  • Cleaning Services

Community-Integrated Day Supports

Through this service, our goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to connect and contribute within their community, discover their interests, and build valuable life skills. This service is designed to be a supplement to a person’s employment goals. Examples of this service include, but certainly are not limited to:

  • Physical Exercise and Swimming at Local Gyms
  • Volunteering
  • Seasonal and Interest Based Activities
  • Music and Sensory Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Reflexology
  • Bowling

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