At the Center for Higher Independence, we help young adults with disabilities gain the work, life and social skills to live independently.
After graduation, our students can plan on holding a paying job, with the skills and training to live on their own with minimal assistance.
Graduating from high school usually means moving on to college or a job. For young adults with disabilities, that is not always an option and CHI can be a real and welcome alternative.
We’re proud of the results of our program, which was established in 1974. Our graduates achieve their personal level of independence – they hold jobs, live in their own apartments, ride buses wherever they want to go.
Our Center for Higher Independence provides a campus experience where young adults with disabilities learn to take responsibility for their lives. They manage tasks of daily living in a way they never dreamed possible – shopping and cooking for themselves, cleaning their homes, managing their money – and open up bright new futures for themselves.
Oasis Home is an intermediate care facility that acts as a transition option for CHI graduates who may require some additional independent living training. During their time at Oasis Home, residents continue to develop the skills that they learned from CHI: job-readiness, money management, decision making, and independent living. In this supportive, safe environment, Oasis Home residents are able to receive individualized training objectives, continuing education classes, in-home medical care, and focused one-on-one teaching to help obtain their goals.