This drive results in homes that fully support our residents in their pursuits of their own qualities of life. Our residents cook, play sports, go to movies, pursue hobbies, and live their lives based on their own choices. These efforts adhere to the tenets of the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver that stipulate we must help foster as much independence as possible for each person, as desired by that person, and based upon the skills and needs of that person. Using the CQL Personal Outcome Measures (POMs), residential staff, along with the person’s circle of support, assist each resident in crafting a plan outlining the steps the person wants to take towards independence. By doing so, we assure comfort in the home with opportunities for meaningful community integration and experiences.