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Details for Service Independent Living Guidance and Counseling
Service Name Independent Living Guidance and Counseling Program Name Adults At-Risk for Out of Home Placement
Goal Provide services and supports to individuals and families experiencing health and safety needs to assist them in living successfully in the community.
Objective Assure that adults with health and safety needs that could result in out-of-home placement receive support services to enable them to continue to live at home and/or community.
Division Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Service Description

 These services cover an array of counseling and guidance issues for eligible individuals with disabilities
that could be general or specific and substantive in scope.  Guidance, counseling and associated coordination of services, as provided by trained independent living counselors and support staff, are an integral component of the independent living rehabilitation process that enables individuals to live and interact within their community of choice. 


The following are examples of guidance and counseling interventions:


-Helping the individual understand their diagnosis, impairment and functional limitations

-Assisting the individual in dealing with and adjusting to the emotional issues surrounding their disability

-Liaison or interventions with medical providers to facilitate the treatment and meet the medical needs of the individual

-Discussion and exploration of the strengths, interests and abilities of the individual in relation to the recommendations from assessment data and other case information.



Web Site http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/ Year First Initiated 1985
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute NC General Statute 143-545.1
Federal Code of Federal Regulations 34 CFR Parts 364 and 365

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2025 SFY 2024-2025 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0