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Independent Living Skills

  • 2016 outcomes

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) services strengthen a person’s skills in the areas of managing their own affairs, participating in day-to-day life in the community and making decisions that lead to self-determination.

    An ILS specialist meets the person in their homes or other locations to provide education, training and support until all goals are met. ILS services are offered throughout the Twin Cities area. The time spent with the specialist varies from person to person, and typically decreases as personal goals are achieved. ILS specialists are knowledgeable about a variety of community resources and are experts at teaching people how to advocate for themselves.

    Skills addressed may include:

    • Health management
    • Household management and organization
    • Housing resources
    • Interpersonal skills and communication
    • Leisure and recreation
    • Meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking
    • Memory compensation strategies
    • Time management
    • Transportation resources


    In 2016, ILS specialists served 552 persons.

    • 55% of people were female and 45% were male
    • 97% of people spoke English as their primary language, 3% spoke a language other than English

    Age of clients served by ILS - 2016

    Race of clients served by ILS - 2016

    Diagnoses of persons served by ILS - 2016

    Client satisfaction - ILS chart 1 - 2016

    Client satisfaction - ILS chart 2 - 2016

    Client Outcomes chart - ILS 2016

    Measures of housing stability chart - ILS 2016

    Measures of structured activity and primary care provider chart - ILS 2016

    For more information on outcomes, please call 612-775-2510. For more information about ILS services, please call 612-775-2235.