Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)
Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)
SEMCIL - Rochester Office
2200 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN, 55902
Distance: 996 Miles
Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) help people to reach their goals and lead self-directed lives in the community.
Services include training and assistance in independent living skills for adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions.
Services provided may include training and assistance in:
* First aid and getting help in an emergency
* Learning and exercising rights and responsibilities of community living
* Meal planning and preparation
* Obtaining and maintaining a home
* Personal appearance and hygiene
* Self-administration of medication
* Social, recreation and transportation skills, including appropriate social behavior
* Using the phone and other utilities
* Managing money
* Engaging in activities that make it possible for adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions to live in the community
* Provide supported employment in community work environment settings. This requires direct contact between the SILS recipient and staff person providing Support Employment.
A SILS recipient may receive a one-time housing allowance of up to $1,500 to cover costs related to damage/security deposit for housing rental, utility deposit, household furnishings and other items necessary that will enable the person to secure a residence in which to receive SILS.
Area Served by County
- Dodge County
- Fillmore County
- Freeborn County
- Goodhue County
- Houston County
- Mower County
- Olmsted County
- Rice County
- Steele County
- Wabasha County
- Winona County
At Home Services
- Grocery shopping assistance
- Help with preparing meals
- Household organization, paperwork sorting, etc.
- Money management
- Personal shopping assistance
- Developmental disabilities
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
|Semi-Independent Living Services
|Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
To be eligible to receive SILS, the adult (18 or older) must:
* Be determined to have a developmental disability or related condition(s) as defined by the state of Minnesota
* Be unable to function independently without SILS
* Not be at risk of placement in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)
* Not be residing in an institution, ICF/DD, or nursing facility
* Not be receiving home and community based waiver services
The county or tribal human services office will provide an assessment and determine eligibility for the program.
Costs for SILS services are funded by counties, tribal agencies, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Division. There are no recipient fees associated with SILS.
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties
Disability HUB MN and DB101 - Statewide
|Disability Hub MN
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Activities for People with Disabilities
- Adult Companion Services
- Advocacy - Disabilities
- Assistive Technology
- Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) Support Planner
- Disability Benefits 101 (www.mn.DB101.org)
- Disability Hub MN
- Employment Support for Workers with Disabilities
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Home Assessment
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Home Modification
- Home Accessibility Modification
- Homemaker Services
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS) with Family Training
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS) with Training
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS) without Training
- Nursing Home / Institution Relocation Services
- Peer Mentor Services
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Choice
- School to Adult Life Transition
- Social Security Advocacy Services
- Specialist Services
- Veteran Services Program
- Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Community Partner
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
LR-1550Centers for Independent Living Definition
Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and transition. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.
LR-3200Independent Living Skills Instruction Definition
Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.
PH-3300.8030Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities Definition
Programs for adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, or multiple disabilities who do not require 24-hour supervision that provide a highly individualized, coordinated system of services and supports which facilitates their ability to live in their own homes or apartments, to hire and supervise paid caregivers, to work in the community, to participate in community activities and to interact with nondisabled neighbors. A supported living agency may help the individual hire and supervise an attendant; develop a budget and pay bills on time; learn to shop and cook or hire someone to prepare meals for them; remember to take necessary medication; schedule medical appointments and get to the doctor's office; advertise for and select a roommate; make their living space barrier-free; learn about relationships, sexuality and parenting; select recreational pursuits that are personally satisfying; and accomplish other similar activities of daily living.
PH-6200.8300Social Skills Training Definition
Programs that provide training in social interaction skills for young children, youth and/or adults with the objective of helping them overcome shyness or aggressiveness, engage in constructive play or other group activities, develop positive peer relationships and feel comfortable in both business and social situations. Sessions may focus on politeness, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, taking turns, sharing, winning and losing, sportsmanship, body language, eye contact, using appropriate language, telephone manners, peer situations, consequences of actions and initiating, conducting and concluding conversations.
Individuals who are age 18 and older but who are not yet considered older adults.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-1800Developmental Disabilities Definition
A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
YJ-8750People With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.
YQ-1500Consumer Directed Organizational Perspective Definition
Organizations and individual practitioners who offer maximum choice and control (including the ability to select, manage and dismiss their workers) to people who use services or other supports to help with daily activities.