Supported Living

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Supported Living is designed for individuals with mild mental disabilities who need assistance to lead an independent life in the community. Individuals move into a typical home in the community, where they receive support to increase their independence and self-determination.

Individuals acquire housekeeping skills, such as cooking, dishwashing, washing and sorting laundry, cleaning up, and breeding animals for food, and they learn to communicate and manage their finances. They also receive support to find and maintain a job. Individuals are responsible for some of the costs of the service.

Because many individuals who use Supported Living may have been institutionalized for most of their lives, special emphasis is placed on socializing activities and cultural events typical for Moldovan society, such as birthdays, home consecration, town’s day, Easter, and Christmas. Living in a community means adopting its traditions and culture.

Each Supported Living home can support two to six individuals who are assisted by a team of specialists made up of social assistants and a service coordinator.

Since 2011, the Community for All-Moldova Program has developed three Supported Living homes in the districts of Orhei, Calarasi, and Dubasari, which support eight individuals.

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