Shaun is a young male who shares a two family home in Brooklyn with his parents.  Shaun lives on the first floor and his parents on the second.  Shaun and his parents expressed that Shaun would like to live independently and to do so, Shaun asked for the assistance of his Care Coordinator to apply for an Individualized Support Service (ISS) grant. The Care Coordinator submitted all of the required documents for approval.  Shaun applied for the ISS grant on May 20, 2016 and was approved on August 1, 2016.  The family is elated about this approval. His father stated that Shaun was unable to get assistance to apply for this grant before joining PHP Care Complete FIDA-IDD Plan. No one took the time to assist him.  Now he can truly live independently.  The ISS grant will assist Shaun with his rent, as well as help him buy furniture and other needed household appliances.

Story provided by: Sheila, Care Coordinator at PHP