Service is provided to all disability groups where barriers are present that limit the individual’s ability to live independently.

An individual seeking assistance will be accepted into the Program based on:

  • The presence of a disability that limits his/her ability to function independently
  • A reasonable expectation that independent living services will assist the individual to achieve a degree of independence

Eligibility for community living alternatives under SMILES Independent Living Program which includes waivers for Developmental Disabilities (DD), Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) is determined through county Department of Human Services based on criteria from the State of Minnesota.