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Heightened Independence & Progress - Programs and Services


Community Independent Living Support

CILS provides ongoing care management services for Hudson County residents. The goal of the program is to assist individuals with physical, sensory, developmental, mental health and multiple disabilities to remain in the community and maintain an optimal level of independent living. Although the primary focus is individuals between the ages of 18-59, those beyond this age range who do not qualify for existing services may also be assisted. The case manager works with consumers to assess needs and coordinate community-based services such as home healthcare, financial benefits programs and linkage to all essential services.

It's All About Work

It’s All About Work is a program developed by the New Jersey Association of Centers for Independent Living in partnership with New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). Through a series of course offerings provided at Bergen County high schools, transition-aged students begin to explore their career preferences related to interests and abilities, learn about the adult service system and skills needed for independent living and identify their life goals, particularly those related to work. At the conclusion of the course, students are eligible for individualized employment-related services through DVRS. Another component of the program works with adults referred by DVRS who benefit from instruction on enhancing their job readiness skills.

Rehabilitation Technology

The Special Assistance for Independent Living (SAIL) and Special Assistance for Independent Living for Seniors (Senior SAIL) programs provide financial assistance (full or partial) toward the purchase of medical devices, assistive technology items, or other equipment in order to enhance an individual’s ability to live more independently. SAIL and Senior SAIL can help with the purchase of items such as wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, low vision aids, air conditioners (for specific disabilities), automobile modification, bathroom safety equipment, and medical alert systems, as well as ramps and other home modifications. SAIL and Senior SAIL can assist individuals who have no other resources to cover the cost of the requested item.

Support Coordination Program

hip’s Support Coordinator assist DDD-eligible Hudson County residents and their family/support team in assessing their needs and developing an individualized Service Plan to access community-based programs and services. The Support Coordinators locate, link, coordinate and monitor the supports and services on an ongoing basis to ensure that all necessary services remain in place to enable the individual to achieve their desired outcomes.

Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

The Traumatic Brain Injury financial (TBI) Fund is a state-funded case management program which provides community services and support for New Jersey residents who have been affected by a traumatic brain injury. hip’s care managers work with individuals to assist them in utilizing available funding for various therapies as well as the purchase of equipment and other individual services.