“Home”… A Necessary Ingredient for a “Good Life”. Presented by: Gail Fanjoy, Executive Director, KFI 1024 Central St., Suite A, Millinocket, ME 04462 [email protected] KFI. Providing personalized supports which enable people to:. Live in their own homes
Work in regular community businesses
Be members and contributors of their communities
Real Jobs In Businesses for Real Wages
Contribute to Community Life through Volunteerism and Membership
Support Individuals to Live In Their Own Apartments or Homes (including home ownership)
Services In the Individual’s Community
Public Transportation Or Staff’s/Own Vehicle
No Services Provided Within Space Owned by KFI
Individuals, INDIVIDUALS, INDIVIDUALSKFI Today…
“Finding and securing a home that is not agency-owned or agency operated and then providing the flexible supports that people need to live successfully in the community.”
Taylor, Racino & Lutfiyya (1987)
“people with disabilities living where and with whom they want, for as long as they want, with whatever support necessary to make that choice possible.”
Bellamy and Horner (1987)
We’ve got the sense.
Why apartments are better than galvanized washtubs.
If a person had the right kind and amount of supports, would he/she need to go to a day program, work in a sheltered workshop, or live in a group home?How do we build those supports?
Wants his own home (NOT an apartment) – a one story home with at least two bedrooms near the woods
Wants a job – something working around cars
Wants a red truck
Wants a woman – someone who can clean and hang curtains
HOME…A place where one belongs simply because it is “home”.“On Becoming a Member of the Community” by George DurnerThe Whole Community Catalogue
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KFI, 1024 Central St., Millinocket, ME 04462