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Supported Independent Living

Quick Facts

Supported Independent Living provides recovery support and life-skills training to individuals living independently in the community.

Type of Service

Community Support Options


Fraser Valley Fraser Valley

Areas of Service

Mental Health

Supported Independent Living (SIL) provides residential support for people who have a mental illness and are living independently in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Individuals receive a housing subsidy as well as day-to-day support.

Working closely with participants and case managers from Abbotsford Mental Health Centre, we develop and implement care plans that are tailored to the recovery needs of each individual. Our objective is to support people in their recovery journey by encouraging self-determination, and promoting choice.

Care plans include a variety of goals (which are developed with SIL participants) that fall under such domains as Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being, Interpersonal Relations, Material Well-Being, Personal Development, Physical Well-Being and Mental Health, Self-Determination, Social Inclusion, and Rights. By learning and acquiring skills through these goals, people begin to reclaim their lives, and improve their quality of life.

A monthly calendar is sent out to SIL participants outlining events such as upcoming trips, community events, and a variety of social activities. Once a SIL participant graduates from the program, he or she may request to be a part of the SIL alumni. Alumni continue to receive the monthly calendar, and are invited to come to any group events that are offered, so that they have an opportunity to maintain the friendships and connections they have made while part of the SIL program.

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