Partners for Independence

Partners for Independence provides adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities resources and options to make informed choices about living, learning, and working. As part of our clients’ support team, our qualified skills trainers and behavior consultants offer state-certified services, collaborating with families, schools, employers, social networks, volunteer sites, and other disability support providers to help people achieve self-determination, become engaged community members, and reach their goals.

Partners contracts with established local Support Service Brokerages and Developmental Disabilities Services of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. Contact us for rates and more information.

Via safe and respectful one-to-one and group support environments, our trained staff of Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHAs) help clients successfully engage in:

  • learning daily living skills such as meal preparation and arranging transportation;
  • budgeting and maintaining appropriate benefits and entitlements;
  • cultivating a social network through community involvement;
  • preparing for and maintaining independent living, including time management, communications with landlords, financial management, and health and safety needs;
  • developing job readiness and volunteering opportunities;
  • making choices for healthy and budget-friendly lifestyles;
  • fostering interpersonal and social skills.

For more information contact our Program Director 503-226-7079, ext. 111.