St. Louis Life Candidates
Are 19-35 years old
Have a diagnosed developmental disorder
Are able to communicate needs effectively
Are socially compatible with others
Are willing and able to live and work within a structured program and living environment that provides choices.
Can make decisions with support
Can manage their time, schedule, and budget appropriately with assistance if necessary
Are motivated to work or volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per week
Will be respnsible for participating in planned social activities and daily tasks such as food preparation and light house keeping
Are able and motivated to live independantly
Are developmentally ready to make a commitment to a comprehensive residental and community-based program
St. Louis Life is Not Appropriate for Individuals Who:
St. Louis Life is not appropriate for individuals who have a psychiatric and/or serious emotional disturbance that impacts behavior, have serious medical conditions that require daily or weekly monitoring or intervention, and/or require 24-hour supervision.
St. Louis Life is a community-based, structured program with 24/7 on-site staff support. Individual safety and dignity will be our priority, but residents will be working and living in the community and allowed to make decisions that affect all aspects of their lives, all of which creates a level of rish inherent to this philosophy and approach.