People with Disabilities


Semi-independent living services

Program info

Semi-independent living services (SILS) include training and assistance in managing money, preparing meals, shopping, hygiene and other activities needed to maintain and improve the capacity of an adult with a developmental disability to live in the community. A goal of SILS is to support people in ways that help them achieve their goals and direct their own lives.



To be eligible, you must meet all these criteria:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be determined to have a developmental disability or a related condition
  • Be unable to function independently without semi-independent living services.


Services include training and assistance in:

  • First aid and getting help in an emergency
  • Learning and exercising rights and responsibilities of community living
  • Nutrition, meal planning and preparation
  • Obtaining and maintaining a home
  • Personal appearance and hygiene
  • Self-administration of medication
  • Shopping
  • Social, recreation and transportation skills, including appropriate social behavior
  • Using the phone and other utilities.


You can contact your local county agency (PDF).


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