What is Project Independence?
Project Independence is a transition program where parents and family members assist their student or adult with special needs learn to be more independent and move into independent living, with supports if necessary, over time.
What is the project's main purpose?
To establish independent housing options for individuals with disabilities in local communities with parent and caregiver support regardless of IQ or SSI/SSDI eligibility.
Project Independence Workshops and Parent Meet Ups
COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING has created a five hour workshop that includes best practices from families in North Texas that have successful assisted there children in becoming more independent. Parent Meet Ups are held to on answer questions and learn from other parents
This is is a 5 hour workshop.
- Step 1, Overview: What is supported housing? What is project independence?
- Step 2, Finding a place to live: How to approach property owners?
- Step 3, Services and paperwork: How to identify utilities, care, transportation, etc?
- Step 4, Financial: What is your affordable budget?
- Step 5, Moving in: How to be a good tenant?
You will leave with a workbook of information to plan your approach. There will be follow up opportunities for discussion.
This is an opportunity to bring families of your child's classmates and friends, educators and service providers into a discussion the group living in close proximity with supports.
It's also a good way to meet other families interested in independent living with supports.
CPSH relies on donations to cover the expense of the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $2,500 for 20 families. If you know of a business that may be interested in sponsoring a session, please contact Jacky Sylvie at (469) 438-8757 or donate here. Any amount is welcome.
What is CPSH's Vision for Project Independence?
Multiple independently-run parent co-operative models (Co-ops) will provide housing options throughout North Texas for individuals with disabilities. This is a collaboration among individuals, families, and caregivers to create a safe and supported community for adults with special needs allowing these adults to live as independently as possible.
Be notified of the next Project Independence Workshop
Please complete the form below. You will be notified of the next PI Workshops and you will receive our email newsletter, Creating Home News.