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Living Independently Forever, Inc.
|Last updated on March 12, 2013|
The mission of LIFE, working in collaboration with families, is to assist residents to develop the skills they need to function as independently as possible, and provide supports to assist them in attaining their maximum level of independence, self fulfillment and happiness. Our commitment is lifelong, and encompasses the personal, social, and employment needs of LIFE residents.
The residents live in condominium communities, created to foster friendships and a sense of belonging, are located in Hyannis and Mashpee Massachusetts. Condominium housing within LIFE communities is available by ownership or rental. Many owners rent their second bedroom and bath to a housemate for rental income and owners and renters within the condo unit share the utility expenses. Separate condo associations meet annually to address the operational functions of each campus. For staff office space and recreation/education activities, a "Recreation Center" building is also located centrally within each condominium community. Staff offer a menu of services that includes but is not limited to Case management, Employment, Money management, Nutrition, Personal trainer, Social activities and more.......
Incorporated in 1972, LIFE opened its Supported Independent Living Program to 10 adults with learning disabilities at the Hyannis condominium village 1993. At that time, LIFE residents were young adults in their 20's, most of whom completed several years of post secondary education in independent living and employment skills at Riverview School in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. By 1996, the Hyannis location had more than doubled in physical size and number of residents served.
In 1997 LIFE identified another Cape Cod site on which to build a second condominium village as a result of our growing, success. The three phases of construction of LIFE at Mashpee from 1999 to 2001 allowed many more adults with learning challenges to have the opportunity to develop their adult lives on Cape Cod with the multi-service supports of the LIFE organization. Residents continued to join LIFE from many states around the country as well as from our local Cape Cod community. Over twelve years of development, programs and services have been broadened to accommodate the varied needs and interests of the approximately 70 men and women who now receive supports at LIFE. Today, LIFE is focused on enhancing the quality of our programs in all areas, and preparing for the changing needs of our residents as they proceed through the stages of their adult lives here on Cape Cod. A strong partnership with our LIFE families is the cornerstone of our past success and the base for our successful future.
Office fax number:
||Lin White, Administrative Assistant, (508) 790-3600, (email)
Josie L'Etoile, Program Director, (508) 418-5661, (email)
Web Site: http://lifecapecod.org
||550 Lincoln Road Extension
Hyannis, MA 02601
(See a map)
||Hyannis Airport Rotary to Falmouth Road. Go straight at 2 sets of traffic lights, take your second right all the way to the end where you will find the Hyannis Campus.
|Last updated on March 12, 2013|
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