Community-supported living services to aid in self-directing services and act as a guide in managing services such as IRIS and other managed care organizations. See more detail on our Support Brokerage page.
Affordable Downtown Living for persons with disabilities, and can get help from staff with daily living skills.
Aid in transition from high school to long-term supports for students with disabilities, and help them navigate from the childhood home to an independent life in the systems of long-term care.
Foundations has a specially-built program for each Life Skills member we support. Many of these persons with disabilities struggle with day-to-day tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and managing their own transportation. These life skills can become difficult to manage and frustrate both the person struggling and their loved ones. We foster the growth of our clients and strengthen their independence. We encourage socialization through active involvement in the community.
Socialization is key to being a success at life and in employment. You can expect close one-on-one time with our staff, who will work through difficulties in socializing step by step. We can merge these lessons into how to act appropriately in the workplace for those who want to move forward into vocational development.
We want to see our clients out in the community, starting from our downtown Sheboygan location!
Reading maps or using a GPS for directions
Using public transportation
Seeking out volunteer work
Prevocational: mock interviews, career development, behavioral expectations in a work environment, preparing resume and job applications
Meal Planning and Preparation
Our meal planning and preparation begins with discussion on healthy foods and sampling and taste testing of new foods, then deciding upon a recipe.
Next, we offer a live cooking class conducted by a professionally trained chef. Students will learn simple meal preparation skills and cooking techniques with a wide variety of foods to create balanced, healthy meals. This is a hands-on class. Adaptive equipment may be used.
We work together to plan out a budget for each outing we make, using flyers and the internet, including:
Buying supplies for hobbies
Restaurants or coffee shops
Buying clothes for job opportunities and otherwise
Work with our technologically talented staff to use the computer in meaningful ways.
Learn to check and respond to emails
Set up and use a calendar online
Look up events and information for community activities
Research information and news online
Utilize transportation software to access the community
We guide our clients through household upkeep every day. This includes:
Sweeping and mopping the floors
Wiping down tables and counters
Washing dishes and putting them away
Laundry on premises
We want to see our clients put their best foot forward, in life and in the workforce!
Keeping hair brushed and clean
Taking consistent showers
Appropriate clothes for the situation
Care of facial hair or wearing of makeup
We believe that true health involves mind, body, and spirit. We explore many ways to maintain optimal health.
Exercise routines are developed by our clients with the help of staff.
Some choose to buy gym memberships.
Stress relief and positive thinking.
Managing medical conditions with the help of staff.