WRDI Independent Living Specialist offer these services to individuals with disabilities:
- Individual & Systems Advocacy Program
Independent living specialists work one-on-one with individuals, combining their voices and experiences to solve daily problems and navigate the bureaucratic maze.
- Information and Referral Services
WRDI maintains a wealth of information about disability products and services.
- Independent Living Skills
These skills will give you the power to live as independently as possible. Independent living skills may include, but are not limited to: house-keeping, cooking, time management, shopping, laundry, and budgeting.
- Peer Support
Individuals with disabilities help to promote personal growth by sharing their own experiences of having a disability. WRDI offers a wide variety of peer support groups which are run by and for people with disabilities.
- Children's Services
These services are available for children under the age of 14 to supplement services already offered by the school systems to foster the child's learning and ability to function independently.
- Home Modifications
Modifications that are designed specifically to assist individuals in achieving and maintaining their independent lifestyles.
Services related to securing accessible, affordable housing.
- Mobility Training
A variety of services involving assisting an individual to navigate their home and community.
- Employment Services
Assistance in preparing for and succeeding in the labor market, leading to self-sufficiency that coincides with received benefits. Increase knowledge in career research, completing applications, resumes, developing interview skills, job coaching and employment follow along.
- Recreational Services
Services that assist an individual to identify opportunities in the community that provide meaningful leisure time activities.
- Technology Adaptive Services
Devices that assist an individual to independently communicate.
- Transportation Services
Services that assist an individual to secure reliable, safe transportation.
- Youth Transition Services
Services for youth (12-24) that promote self-awareness, self-esteem, advocacy and self-empowerment skills. We also assist in exploring career options, including transition from school to post school activities such as vocational training, employment, education, adult services, independent living or community participation.
Youth Transitions Coordinators
Located in Rapid City
Located in Spearfish
- Kellie Eberlein - email@example.com
Located in Pierre
To be eligible for services, an individual must have a significant disability, which means:
- An individual with a significant physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment.
- Inability to function independently in the family or community or whose ability to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment is substantially limited.
- For whom the delivery of independent living services will improve the ability to function, continue functioning, or move towards functioning independently in the family or community or to continue employment.
We are focusing on the deaf community and we have videophones to contact for communication.
Adult Day Services
WRDI opened an Adult Day Service facility in November 2012. Services provided are Adult Day Care, Personal care (showers, shave, etc.) Family Support for Caregivers, Activities (games, art, crafts, group sessions), Outings, Snacks, Animal Therapy, Beauty Shop, Transportation with limits, LPN on site 8 hours a day, Assessments done by caseworkers and Beautiful outdoor accessibility.
VA Veterans, Elderly (Alzheimer's, strokes, frail elderly), People with disabilities that choose a smaller setting and Caregivers who care for loved ones at home through necessity or desire.
WRDI Incorporated in 1989; Management experienced in industry; Facility ADA accessible; Approved building with sprinkler system, security system, bathing and restrooms. State and VA approved.
WRDI Adult Day Services
4110 Winfield Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Fax (605) 791-3385