What Is Supported Living?

Oceanside Supported Living  is a vendor of the  San Andreas Regional Center, contracted to provide Supported Living Services  to Regional Center clients that wish to live independently in a manner of their own choosing in Santa Cruz County.


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                                              Supported Living Principles

Supported living services are based on a set of principles or expected outcomes that set the service apart from any other service. These principles are the foundation of our  policies and practices at Oceanside Supported Living .
 1. A Home of One’s Own
  • Individuals live in homes that they own, lease or rent like other members of their community.
  • Individuals choose where they live and with whom and they control what happens in their own homes.
  • Individuals’ housing is separate from their services so they are secure in their homes and do not have to move if their needs, their services or their service agency changes.
  • Individuals are safe in their home and neighborhood.
2. Choice and Self-Directed
  • Individuals make their own daily choices.
  • Individuals plan for their futures.
  • Individuals direct the services they receive and have a choice of agencies and staff.
  • Individuals are supported (e.g., technology, communication devices, behavioral support)to communicate their preferences, choices and needs.
  • Individuals are satisfied with the services they receive.
3. Relationships
  • Individuals have family, friends and neighbors who support them in regular ways or as paid help.
  • Individuals and their circle of support work together as a team with the supported living agency and others to share responsibility for his or her well being.
    4. Community Membership
  • Individuals fully participate in the mainstream of community life according to personal choice and preference.
  • Individuals have opportunities to join clubs, groups, organizations, and religious groups.
  • Individuals use local community resources and generic services.
5. Flexible, Tailored Services and Supports
  • Individual Service Plans are developed through a person-centered planning process.
  • Service plans reflect the support that each individual wants and needs and plans change as wants and needs change.
  • Individuals have opportunities to increase their abilities, confidence and quality of life and support to maintain an adequate level of health and safety.