How We Help People
Black Hills Works provides quality services and self-directed supports to people with disabilities so they can reach their potential and live the lives they choose. We are a person-centered agency, which involves putting the people we support at the center of the decisions and planning that impact their lives. To help people self-direct their lives, we provide education, exposure, and experiences so that they can determine their own goals. Then we provide the supports they need to achieve their goals and to live their dreams.
Many of our staff and people supported have been trained as Person Centered Thinking coaches to ensure that the philosophy is woven throughout our organization. In person-centered planning, groups of people focus on an individual and that person's vision of what they would like to do and can do, rather than on what others think they should do or what they cannot do. We work to develop options for each person, from which they can select to meet their individualized needs and desires.
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