Through Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training, we help people develop routines in their daily lives to create and maintain independence.

 

ILS trainers provide a wide range of assistance, from achieving major life goals like renting an apartment, to mastering daily activities such as managing a schedule. We tailor our services to meet the needs of each individual and their circumstances, whether they are currently living with their parents, or they are already living independently.


Our trainers work with individuals in these key areas.

 

Financial Management

Managing bills and budgeting, signing up for and maintaining a bank account, and benefits tracking.


Job / Volunteer Prep

Applying for Department of Rehabilitation to begin job development, or finding volunteer opportunities.


Transportation

Training on how to use public transportation or studying for a driver’s license test.

Securing Housing

Searching for and applying for housing programs or rentals, as well as finding roommates.
 

Cooking and Cleaning

Training in grocery shopping, eating healthy and maintaining a neat home.


Social Development

Participating in ICS social clubs, finding hobby groups in the community, and developing communication skills.


Want to make new friends through memorable experiences?
Check out our clubs and calendar to see what's coming up.

 

MOVIE CLUB

A different movie twice per
month at the Northgate Mall
 

Game CLUB

Board games and crafts once per month at the Northgate Mall
 

Excursions, Lunch and Self Care Club

Different location every month,
outings & events in the Bay Area

VIDEO GAME CLUB

Meets each Thursday to play the latest and greatest video games
 

Art Club

Meets once per month out in the community for different projects
 

Advisory Committee

Works with ICS staff to advise on client services

HIKING CLUB

Open to all skill levels with new hikes through Marin each week
 

BOWLING CLUB

Bowling for all skill levels once per month at Country Club Bowl
 

International Cooking Club

Prepare and enjoy a meal from around the world once per month


Eligibility and Contact Information

Our ILS services are ideal for individuals who want to live as independently as possible. There are a few ways a person can participate in our ILS services:

  • If you are a client of Golden Gate Regional Center, you can speak with your GGRC social worker to determine if ILS training is right for you.
  • If you want to find out if you are eligible for GGRC services, you can contact their office at (415) 446-3000.
  • If you are not a client of GGRC, you can pay privately for our services through our Private Case Management program.

 

Still have a few questions? Contact our
Independent Living Services Director.

Michael Pinkerton
michael@connectICS.org
(415) 991-5300