Admissions

Candidates into St. Louis Life

  • Are 19 - 35 years old
  • Have a diagnosed developmental disability
  • Are able to communicate needs effectively
  • Are socially compatible with others
  • Are willing and able to live and work within a structured program and living environment that provides choices
  • Can make decisions with support
  • Are self-medicating
  • Can manage their time, schedule, budget appropriately with assistance if necessary
  • Are motivated to work or volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Will be responsible for participating in planned social activities and daily tasks such as food preparation and light housekeeping
  • Are able to and motivated to live independently
  • Are developmentally ready to make a commitment to a comprehensive residential and community-based program

St. Louis Life is not appropriate for individuals who:

St. Louis Life is not appropriate for individuals who have a psychiatric and/or serious emotional disturbance that impacts behavior, have serious medical conditions that require daily or weekly monitoring or intervention, and/or require 24-hour supervision.

St. Louis Life is a community-based, structured program with 24/7 on-site staff support. Individual safety and dignity will be our priority, but residents will be working and living in the community and allowed to make decisions that affect all aspects of their lives, all of which creates a level of risk inherent to this philosophy and approach.

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