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 andorganization
  • Housing resources
  • Interpersonal skills andcommunication
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Meal planning, grocery shoppingand 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 ast heir 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.