How to Interview a Supported Living Agency
A supported living agency can give you the services you need to live independently. Before you choose an agency, make sure they understand what you need, and that they can provide the services you need to live on your own.
You can start by saying, “I would like to know more about your agency. Can we set up a time so I can call or visit and ask you some questions.”
You can use this paper to ask them questions and make notes about their answers.
can you provide to help me live on my own?
How can you
help me become active in community activities?
I would like
to live in _____. How can you
help me live there?
I like to (for example: dance, have pets). How can you
help me do this?
How soon could
you start working with me?
Please tell me
about the staff people who would help me?
Can I pick the
staff person I want to work with me?
Who would I
call if I need help at night or on the weekend?
Have you ever
stopped someone’s support services? Why?
What do you
expect from me?
What is your
agency’s philosophy or “mission statement”?
How many other
people does your agency help?
anything else you want me to know about your agency?
Can you give
me the names and phone numbers of other people you have helped so I can speak
After you talk to the agency, ask yourself these questions. This may help you to decide which agency is best for you.
What did you like about the agency?
What did you dislike or feel worried about?
Do you have other questions you would like to ask them? If so, you can write them here: