As we provide supports to Persons
with Disabilities, our goal is to provide staff that can be teachers.
As we assist those we support, we believe that they must do, and
learn to do as much as they possibly can themselves. Our staff
will assist them and teach them as they go through their daily
lives and activities. If a person we support does not know how
to tie their shoes, or may have a physical challenge that makes
it difficult, our staff will find ways to support them so they
can learn how to tie their shoe. This is the same process for any
of their every day living activities.
Living in the community and taking care of every day living activities
in our homes is not all there is to living in the community. Being
an active member in the community also involves being active as
a neighbor, a consumer, taking part in community activities, utilizing
stores, public transportation and services, finding friends and
groups to participate in, and giving back by volunteering and serving
in the community.
Frontline assists those we support in being active in the community
by developing specific and individualized programs which allow
them to be their own individual. All of us have similarities and
differences. We all define ourselves based on what it is we like
to do, our goals, wants, desires and needs. Once we have explored
these areas with the person, we then assist them in developing
strategies and systems to realize these outcomes.
Frontline also recognizes the importance of appropriate, organized
health and medical supports for people to live successfully in
the community. We assist those we support by empowering them to
pick their doctors and health care supports. We also assist them
in any way they may need to assure these supports are in place
and meet their needs.
In closing, Frontline's goal is to teach those we support independence
in all areas of their life, to teach them about their community,
to assist them in utilizing their community and the support structures
which are their for them as well as for all of us. In turn it will
assist all people in the community to better understand each other
and how we can all positively enhance each others lives.