CSH is proud to create change, paving the way for people in Illinois with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in their communities and receive the services that help them thrive. As a part of our work, we launched this past October our very first Peer Ambassador and Neighborhood Mobilizer Training, where attendees were trained on how to communicate the message that supportive housing offers choice and independence in the community.
Trained Peer Ambassadors are self-advocates who want to talk about why they believe in supportive housing, how it works, and why it needs to be an option that is readily available throughout Illinois. Neighborhood Mobilizers participate in the same training with an additional focus on how to build awareness and support throughout their communities.
Ten people attended the first training, bringing their experience and enthusiasm for supportive housing to the session!
CSH in Illinois is planning more trainings this spring for self-advocates, families and others in the community who embrace independence and choice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
You can join a team and participate in future trainings that will help ensure supportive housing is an option in your community! For more information, contact Julie Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312.332.6690 ext 2828.