What we do..
Avenues to Independent Living enriches the lives of people with disabilities by promoting community engagement, community living and employment, good health and positive relationships. We believe the everyone has the ability to dream, thrive and be independent.
Avenues To Independent Living assists and supports people with varied abilities find and keep meaningful employment and independent living arrangements. Self-direction is about choices in your living and work environment. Supported employment involves an individualized job search and systematic method for assuring job retention.
Self-Direction is a service model for the delivery of services and supports to people with intellectual and other development disabilities. The purpose of the self-direction service model is to expand individual choice and control over the services and supports that people need to live in the community.
If you're familiar with DDD referrals, you are well aware the service model has changed significantly in the last year or so. With Medicaid taking over funding for these services, things have changed over to a fee-for-service model. Here at Avenues we are proud to say that we are able to combine the "two worlds" as not to lose the human aspect of human services.
Avenues To Independent Living can be conducted on a private fee for service or by referral from the Division of Developmental Disabilities, as well as Child Study Team and other agencies. Service areas for Community Based Supports under the fee for service model, and DDD referral include:
- Gloucester County
- Camden County
- Burlington County,
- Atlantic County
- Cape May County
- Salem County.