Skill Development Areas
Residents of Esperanza’s CILA homes practice meal preparation, dressing, grooming, using public transportation, grocery shopping, using and managing money, and more.
All residents have full access to a nurse who monitors overall health, as well as medical care, a social worker and as-needed transportation. Time and support is also provided for residents to participate in social and religious activities, and enjoy community integration outings and recreational activities.
Many CILA residents benefit from Esperanza’s other program resources—some residents participate in the Coleridge Adult Day Program, where they continue to build prevocational skills in workshop settings. In addition, Esperanza’s newly-created Behavior Program is helping participants reduce negative behaviors and increase positive ones. CILA residents are already seeing benefits from this program, improving communication and social skills.