Meant to "restore community functioning, (PSR) is designed to optimize potential for interpersonal & occupational proficiency through various development techniques, allowing Members to overcome social boundaries by recognizing and adapting to functional deficits to achieve their highest functioning level. PSR services include:
We focus on adaptive functioning deficits, whether social, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, and behavioral, that are intended to result in members developing or maintaining his or her best possible functional level. Areas addressed include but are not limited to interpersonal communication, health maintenance, symptom regulation, peer interactions, self-regulating behavior, problem-solving, communication and interaction, self-care and hygiene, use of public transportation, money management, cooking, and home improvement.
To achieve balanced wellness, we address all problems associated with inadequate health resources, including nutritional counseling, preventive screenings, meal planning & preparation, fitness instruction, exercise facility use, smoking cessation, stress reduction & more.
These services include addiction support through the MISA (Mental Illness/Substance Abuse) group, a support group for Members who have a history of both mental illness and substance abuse that utilizes traditional 12-step concepts of recovery along with an eclectic mix of information from other self-help groups. This also includes affiliation with The Waukegan Field House, a community support group designed to give Independence Center members the opportunity to access exercise resources.
Staff, assist Members in their natural community settings to develop daily living skills, including those for social settings, health management, occupational functioning and more. Services are tailored to individual needs and are meant to guide, not to fulfill a need on behalf of the Member.
IC staff members are available to provide individual case management services including referral and linkage to psychiatric services, primary care medical services, vocational services, housing resources, and any other needed goods, services or community resources.