Stabilization is the first step toward an improved quality of life. Includes meeting basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, income, health care and social interaction.
Participation is about building natural social supports, joining an activity, volunteering, trying something new. All improve community integration levels and maintain stability. Start Me Up Niagara relies on the support of more than 300 volunteers each year.
Growth is about setting goals, developing social and work skills, earning income, and moving toward self sufficiency and a better quality of life.