Supported Living Services (SLS)

As one of the original pilot programs funded through Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA), Las Trampas has provided SLS since 1990. Each individual has a personal Facilitator who works with the individual and staff to ensure that the five core beliefs are supported to ensure the individual’s success in community living:

  • A home of one’s own
  • Choice and self-direction
  • Developing relationships
  • Community membership and participation
  • Flexible and tailored services


These core principles ensure the individual’s success to discover and maximize their full potential to live independently in the community. Of key importance to an individual’s success is to help individuals to develop a circle of support consisting of friends, relatives, neighbors, community members, and any other persons to help them to reach their personal goals. The Supported Living program teach and coach individuals in the area of activities of daily living, self- advocacy, and community integration and ensure personal choices are respected.

Picture of a male supported living services participant celebrating with hands up in the air in the kitchen of his new apartment.

Independent Living Services (ILS)

These services are designed for individuals who can live in the community on their own with minimal supports. Unlike Supported Living Services, where supports are provided to the individuals served, this program’s emphasis is to provide necessary training to increase independent living skills to decrease reliance on structured supports. Rather than completing tasks for individuals, they are provided with the tools and training to independently complete these tasks and responsibilities.


Core training areas include, but are not limited to: money management; cooking, meal preparation, and menu planning; nutrition; grocery and personal training; personal health, including accessing medical services and medication management; mobility and transportation training; self-advocacy; household management and cleaning; accessing community resources; developing independent social recreation opportunities; and other training as required to increase independent living skills.