Program areas at Summit Independent Living Center
The medicaid self-directed community first choice/personal assistance services program (sd cfc-pas) allows Summit to act as an intermediary to provide self-directed personal assistance services to people with disabilities who need assistance with activities of daily Living in order to live independently in their homes and remain active in their communities. For the year Summit served 227 individual consumers with community first choice and personal assistance services.
The Independent Living program, supported by the us department of health and human services part b and c grants, allows Summit to operate as a Center for Independent Living. Summit used the funds to provide advocacy, peer support, Independent Living skills training, youth transition services, nursing home transition and diversion services, and vocational services for 447 individuals with disabilities in seven western Montana counties. An additional 1,209 people received short-term or one time information and referral services through the program. Summit also conducts extensive education and advocacy to bring about positive social change resulting in increased opportunities, independence and quality of life for all persons with disabilities. Summit staff logged a total of 3,747 hours of advocacy, community outreach, public education, collaboration, and technical assistance activities carrying out the social change aspect of Summit's mission.