Independent Living Program

The mission of the New Frontiers’ Independent Living Program is to build a network of supports for individuals establishing themselves as independent adults. Utilizing a personalized approach, New Frontiers will help individuals identify and meet their personal goals in the areas of independent living, finding and sustaining employment, and developing a meaningful and relevant social community. We create pods of four to six individuals to work on the skills necessary to be successful independent adults. This program is inclusive and is customized based on the individuals’ abilities. 

foundations and skills covered

Social Engagement

When living on your own, finding your own "flavor" for being social is essential for your well-being. Through weekly meetings, this program will help individuals identify the what and how of being social. Being social looks different for everyone, but our supports will help tackle the executive functions of making social opportunities into reality.

Independent Living

Learning to live independently covers a broad range of skills and executive functions. In this program, individuals will develop skills to manage their daily, weekly, and monthly responsibilities. Other skills addressed may include: budgeting, paying bills, cleaning, meal prep, roommate communication and problem solving, hygeine, and self-care.

Career Coaching

Finding and maintaining employment is a core tenet to living independently. Each week, we will review aspects of career coaching. This will cover the entire process, from identifying potential employers, to maintaining jobs once they have been secured. The level of support will depend on the pod, but topics can range from cover letter and resume building, to navigating workplace communication dynamics.

The New Frontiers Independent Living Program is open to all individuals who have foundational skills to live independently. This program is designed so that individuals can add in additional support where they may need it. This flexibility opens up the program to people of varying ability levels, both neurodiverse and neurotypical.

Weekly Schedule

Service In Person/Virtual Full Pod/By Apartment Length
Independent Living - Skill Building In Person By Apartment 1 Hour
Career Development - Skill Building In Person Full Pod 1 Hour
Independent Living - Skill Building Virtual Full Pod 30 Minutes
Independent Living - Check In Virtual By Apartment 30 Minutes
Independent Living - Check In Virtual By Apartment 30 Minutes
Social Engagement Virtual Full Pod 30 Minutes

Pricing

Pricing depends on a two factors: The number of people in a pod, and whether you are living independently or with a roommate. Please see the below table for a breakdown of the weekly cost.

Formation of Pods and Roommates

Pod Size Living Alone Living with a Roommate
4 $625.00/week $375.00/week
5 $600.00/week $350.00/week
6 $585.00/week $335.00/week

We are able to run this program in most locations, as long as there is at least four participants in the same location. We will help coordinate individuals and families so they can identify if the pod is a good fit for all participants. We will not identify roommates, but we will assist in introducing potential roommates to one another. The decision to sign a lease and move in together is wholly the decision of the participants. We also offer this program to individuals still living with their parents but who want to begin working on these skills.

Please complete the below form if you are interested in learning more. We will be in touch to gather more information and explore if this is a right fit for you!

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