We All Want And Deserve To Be A Part Of The Community
Able SC can assist people with disabilities with living where they choose and maintaining their independence in the community. Living in a setting that takes away some of your choices, freedom, or independence can be frustrating. We can help navigate a move from any environment, including nursing homes, community residential care facilities, group homes, and other institutions. Our staff can assist you with searching for affordable housing, filling out rental applications, learning budgeting skills to manage your monthly bills, learning how to keep your home clean and safe, and much more!
Able SC also advocates for accessible and affordable housing so there are more options in the community. One of our initiatives is to advocate for visitability in new homes that are built. Visitability is a growing trend nationwide. The term refers to single-family or owner-occupied housing designed in such a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers.
For more information, please see our Visitable Homes Guide.
We were contacted by a man with a spinal cord injury in Richland County who wanted to transfer out of the nursing home he was in and transition to living independently. The doctors and his family were against his moving due to the extent of his disabilities; he was in a car accident and has severe spinal cord injuries that require everyday care.
Our staff taught him self-advocacy skills so he could negotiate with his family and doctors to let him move. He found his own place and a roommate who could help when nurses aren’t present. Once the doctors saw there was a plan in place, they approved for him to leave, and his family came on board with the transition as well. He has now successfully transitioned out of the nursing home and is living in his own place!