Moving to the Community

Stories

A bilingual PSA group member wanted to get out of a locked facility to care for his mother. We provided information about challenging an LPS conservatorship. As a result, “Jose” learned steps to get off conservatorship and move into the community. He developed a discharge plan that included talking with his doctor about his medications and getting third party assistance to show the court he could provide for his food, clothing and shelter. He asked his pastor to help by reminding him to take his medication and identify community support groups. Jose wanted to get training at the community college in auto maintenance. We gave him information about Department of Rehabilitation services and how they might help him attend school. We also gave him information about the Client Assistance Program to help him advocate for what he needed.

With knowledge and skills he gained from attending the self-advocacy group, Jose successfully developed a plan to live independently in the community.