We focus on life skills that enable a person to live, work and access the community as independently as they possibly can.Socialization, independent transportation, roommate interactions and responsibility for oneself are the goals. The CALI difference is the immersive, real life experience of learning skills while actually living outside the family home.
In the CALI house as well as our traditional ILS program, we use a coaching approach rather than a staff/student relationship. We believe that every individual has the potential to be happy and independent as well as contribute to society. Our gradual release program model helps each person learn the steps to taking responsibility for their own lives and actions, as well as how to be dependent on themselves and less reliant on others.
There are a few steps that need to be taken in order to be considered for a CALI transition house.
The transitional housing option is a 3 day a week program and is not 24 hr care. Each Individual needs to have some ILS training before he/she can be considered. The first step is to sign up for ILS through The CALI Project.
It is the goal for everyone in the ILS program to get a chance to be a part of the CTH program, however it is not a guarantee. It is dependent upon the Individual themselves. They have to have the following:
The program is a two year goal-based program. Consumers can stay in the housing portion of the program for up to two years, but if they meet their goals and are ready before the two years they will transition into a full time living situation,
Yes, all individuals begin in the traditional ILS program. Those who would like to move to the House would build the skills necessary while in the ILS program. All calendar events are open to all CALI participants.
There are two schedules available: Sunday (Afternoon), Monday, Tuesday leave Weds morning. The next household comes in Thursday, Friday, Saturday and leaves Sunday morning.
Each individual will have their own lockable space to keep their belongings. Once you move your things in you do not have to move them back and forth unless you choose to.
You will have up to 2 roommates.
Yes, you can refer someone to the CALI Project by contacting us through our website or reaching out to our team through our social media accounts.
The CALI Project offers its services in various locations throughout Santa Cruz, California. Please check our website or contact us for specific details.
The duration of these programs vary based on individual needs and goals. It can range from a few months to several years.
The CALI Team will assign a CALI coach based on compatibility and expertise to ensure the best support. However, if you feel the need to switch coaches, please communicate your concerns with The CALI Project Team and we will work towards finding a suitable solution.
Yes, you can discuss your specific goals and preferences with your ILS coach, and they will work with you to incorporate them into your program.
Yes, you can still receive ILS services from The Cali Project. Our coaches will work with you to tailor the program to your specific needs and build upon your existing skills.