Interested in Joining Our Program?

Stable Living and Stable Living II are community integration programs that work toward providing a purpose. We empower our clients to live safely and successfully independent through hands-on training, employability training, education, cooking, arts and crafts, community integration, and more.

We are very active and it is hard to list all that we do, but here are a few examples:

  • Friendship Skills – Developing friendships, fostering friendships, making plans
  • Communication Skills – Verbal interactions, word Identification and understanding.
  • Social Skills – Respecting others, recreational activities, community outings, field trips.
  • Healthy Living Choices – Cooking healthy meals and snacks, shopping, exercising.
  • Job Skills – Volunteering in the community, hands-on, educational, outings, coffee shop experience with the possibility of part-time employment, wood shop, sewing, internships and part-time seasonal job opportunities.
  • Tools to help Express Emotions – Self advocacy, verbal assimilation.
  • Safety Skills – Living skills, social interactions, equipment safety, public safety.
  • Personal Care Skills – Independent living, hygiene, self-advocacy, personal choices.
  • Arts and Crafts Projects – Paint, clay, paper, jewelry, wood, natural, other self-employment opportunities.

Entrance Requirements:

All individuals must:

  • Be age eighteen (18) or older.
  • Must be diagnosed with and intellectual disability and a client of or eligible from the Regional Center.
  • Must be able to communicate in some manner and accepts supervision.
  • May have a psychiatric diagnosis, but do not demonstrate challenging behavior in concert with the diagnosis.
  • Must not demonstrate or have a history of behaviors which are dangerous to themselves and/or others and/or to property.
  • May have physical disorders that can be medically controlled.If on medication, must be able to take oral medication.
  • Are independently ambulatory and ambulatory with walker.
  • Demonstrate competencies in self-care and personal hygiene (verbal prompting may be needed).
  • Demonstrate domestic skills, e.g., basic cleaning, use of cleaning equipment such as a vacuum cleaner (verbal prompting if needed.
  • Need only routine or minor medical assistance (those not requiring a licensed medical professional and self-administered).

All participants must have, prior to admission, or within 30 days of admission, a current written medical assessment performed by a licensed physician which is no more than one year old. The assessment must include the following:

A record of any infectious or contagious diseases which would preclude care of the person by program staff. A test for tuberculosis and Identification of any prescribed medications being taken by the consumer.

Regular attendance based on the agreement between the consumer, his/her service coordinator and the Program Director or Coordinator. – Program Staff will re-evaluate the consumer’s status on the third (3) day of unplanned or non-medical absence.

Transportation: Stable Living participants are responsible for getting to and from the program. The regional center helps with the cost of transportation. Participants may use public transportation to get to the meeting locations at 2380 N. Walnut Rd. in Turlock or 2126 L St. Building A in Newman.

Once at the program we usually walk between project locations or use public transportation. When necessary, employees will drive Stable Living Clients to and from projects that are too far to walk.

Discharge Policy:

The immediate discharge of the individual shall be allowed only when the following occurs:

  • The condition or behavior of the consumer may lead to harm to self or others.
  • Abuse of alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs during program hours.
  • Any time actions of the consumer cause intentional property damage.

Exit Criteria: That the day program may no longer meet the consumer’s needs is indicated when the consumer: And his/her ID team have determined through an individual evaluation that the vendor’s program no longer meets the individual ‘s needs:

  • Can no longer attend the program due to an unanticipated change in residence.
  • Exhibits excessive, unexcused absenteeism.
  • Has a medical condition that requires more medical care then staff can safely render.
  • Has shown that continued participation would jeopardize the individual’s health and safety.
  • Is a threat to health and safety of others.
  • Refuses to corporate with the program’s implementation of his/her needs and services Request to leave the program for any reason.

Payment for Services: The consumer is approved by the Regional Center which approves the daily rate. A “Purchase of Service” must be on file or a verbal approval from the service coordinator, before the consumer may start attending the day program.

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