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Independent Living Skills

  • 2017 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 2017, ILS specialists served 523 persons.

    • Fifty-six percent of people were female and 44% were male.
    • Ninety-seven percent of people spoke English as their primary language, 3% spoke a language other than English.

    ILS Age of clients served 2017

      ILS race of clients served chart 2017

      ILS Diagnoses of clients served chart


      ILS Satisfaction chart 1 - 2017

      ILS Satisfaction chart -2-2017


      ILS Outcomes chart 2017

      ILS Housing stability chart 2017

      ILS structured activity and primary care provider chart 2017

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