To read on the ICOF-LIFE website:
What is LIFE?
LIFE is a non-profit organization contracted by The Department of Family Services to offer resources, training, advice and guidance to each person who receives In the Company of Friends (ICOF) funding.
LIFE focuses on empowering individuals to create a lifestyle that they desire. This is achieved through the provision of high quality resources and a stable and functioning Support Network.
Our support and resources focus on assisting in the development and successful implementation of life plans for individuals who receive funding through ICOF. We work to facilitate healthy relationship and strong networks to ensure individuals are surrounded by those who care, are committed and available to assist in the process of self-managing.
When an individual receives ICOF funding, a LIFE Resource Coordinator is assigned to work with him/her. The role of the Resource Coordinator is to offer information, guidance and resources to help individuals self-manage and self-direct their day to day lives and to help strengthen Support Networks to successfully assist in this process.
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LIFE is about:
L.I.F.E. is a non-profit organization that was developed to provide resources, training, information and case management to individuals receiving funding from the Manitoba Government’s individualized funding program called “In The Company of Friends” (ICOF). ICOF is a self-managing model where money is given directly to the individual to hire staff, pay bills – with the help of a well-defined support network. The role of L.I.F.E. is to assist each person in developing and sustaining a strong and well-functioning network. That network supports the individual to self-direct life decisions each day and ensures that he/she is well connected with family and friends and community.