Service to individuals, service providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, existing organizations and employers – to eliminate barriers to employment and bridge the gap between job seekers with disabilities and the employers who want to hire them. The following services are offered through North Country Independent Living:
- Job Preparation
- Job Development
- Job Placement
- Interest & Skills Inventory
- Job Coaching
- Job Shadowing
- On-the-Job Training
- Supported Employment
- And more
Please contact Dawn at 715-392-9118 Ext. 27 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Personalized Care You Direct
The North Country Independent Living Personal Care Program serves individuals of all ages and all disabilities in all 8 (eight) of our service counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn counties. We provide two types of service: Personal Care and Supportive Home Care. Our goal is to allow the individual, our consumer, to have a choice in how his or her services are provided. At North Country Independent Living, we believe:
Persons needing assistance in their homes should have the freedom and opportunity to control their lives, manage their own affairs and live as they choose in the community.
Persons utilizing our services should take an active role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of our services.
Every consumer should be satisfied and comfortable with the services he or she receives.
At North Country we understand that living your life depends on getting out and around in your community. That’s why we operate our Transportation Voucher program, a Volunteer Driver program and we work with individuals, groups and agencies on improving access to transportation for everybody.
This is a fee for service program usually funded through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Students with disabilities benefit from self- skills to help transition to employment, housing, post-secondary, etc. after high school. It is important for students to be aware of their rights and how to present themselves responsibly.
Developing Self-Understanding will help student’s plan goals for themselves. Students who gain and develop a greater understanding of their own needs gain confidence to recognize their abilities. This will enable students to set realistic goals for themselves and have a better chance of enjoying their life experience post high school.
This program is spread out over 6 sessions and covers the following:
Disability History & Legislation
Self Awareness & Self Esteem
The Power of Words & Disability Awareness
Self-Determination & Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Skills to Pay the Bills
Skills to Pay the Bills Soft Skills Training is a Fee For Service usually funded through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. This program provides teen participants with practical, hands-on techniques to help with every day communications such as when talking to someone, working with someone, making a decision, and more. Soft skills help individuals get along with others at home, at school, and at work. People use soft skills every day when talking to someone, working with someone, making a decision, and more. Employers like to hire people with good soft skills. So, how are good soft skills developed? Through practice!
By the end of this training, participants will learn more about…
- Communication skills
- Demonstrating a positive attitude
- Being a team player
- Networking your way to success
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Being professional
Youth Café is a Fee For Service program usually funded by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. This program is designed for students aged 17-21 who are juniors or seniors in high school. We hope to have small groups of students in local communities, but will also train single students on IL skills and the history of the disability movement, self-advocacy, budgeting and money management, emergency preparedness, pre-employment skills, job exploration and development in their community, and other independent living skills. Measurements of the students’ progress will be measured by pre and post-training testing and discussion.
For mor information on Self Advocacy, Skills to Pay the Bills and Youth Cafe please contact Liz Gilbertson at 715-392-9118 extension 12 or email at email@example.com