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West Central Independent Living Solutions Fiscal Agent

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: West-central independent living solutions (wils) works to empower people with disabilities to achieve and maintain their independence.

Programs: Five core services:information and referral: wils provides information promoting independent living and referrals suitable to an individual's needs. Advocacy: wils works with program participants to enable them to exercise their rights to services and benefits. Wils also works with local, state, and federal entities to obtain equal access to opportunities in the community. Peer support: over half of wils board and staff is made up of people with disabilities. Wils staff is able to provide support and help connect an individual to peers with similar disabilities and challenges. Independent living training: sometimes people with disabilities needassistance to gain the skills required to live independently. Wils provides training and support, assisting participants to obtain the necessary skills to maintain or increase their level of independence. Transition: nursing home transition-wils assists nursing home residents with developing support systems to transition safely and successfully back into their homes. Nursing home diversion-wils provides information and services to avoid costly institutional placement. Youth transition-wils provides information and training for self-advocacy, workplace readiness, and job exploration for youth transitioning from high school to employment; or, furthering their post-secondary education.

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