Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a non-centre based community service providing individualized assistance to individuals residing independently in the community. SIL workers provide supports to people with Dual Diagnosis or a Developmental Disability in the Ottawa-Carleton Region.
Some adults with a Dual Diagnosis or Developmental Disability may need motivation, support and assistance. Areas of need may include budgeting, grocery shopping, personal safety, housekeeping, healthy relationships, crisis management and prevention, or medical appointments. In addition, some people may need help with navigating the legal system or housing issues. SIL can assist people with their supports for activities of daily living.
SIL is designed to meet the needs of each individual it serves. SIL supports individuals to live independently in the community. This includes those individuals in emergency shelters, and boarding homes. The supports provided vary based on the individual’s needs.