LIFE 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.
This support method consists of three or more participants 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.
Participants 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 (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 participant’s goals, share the household responsibilities and finances, and ultimately create a family-like environment.
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 participant 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:
• Accommodation Support
• Career Planning, Exploration, and Discovery
• Job Coaching, Mentoring, and Retention
• Pre-Vocational Skill Building
• Resume Building and Interview Preparation
• Vocational Assessments and Evaluations
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:
• Broadview Recycling Company
• Bunker Bistro and The PX
• Cleaning Services
• The Meeting Place
Through this service, our goal is to provide opportunities for participants 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:
• Equine Therapy
• Music and Sensory Therapy
• Physical Exercise and Swimming at Local Gyms
• Seasonal and Interest Based Activities
Employees of LIFE Inc. help create well-rounded, community inclusive, ability centered lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the State of Rhode Island. Take the first step to being a positive role model for the disabled community by clicking to find out more about the job.