Independent Living with Built-in Support
The Neighborhood Network offers semi-independent adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities a safe option to live independently with support when they need it.
This unique service model combines the foundation of a well-selected neighborhood and professional next-door neighbors with the remote support infrastructure of iLink Technologies, to create a home environment that is inclusive, affordable, and self-directed.
The Neighborhood Network is designed to allow residents the opportunity to choose their preferred lifestyle in a safe and supportive community.
Residents grow deep, meaningful connections with others and support each other as they grow in their independence.
GoodLife specifically chooses existing communities and apartment complexes that are:
Safe and accessible
Close to existing community resources and public transportation
Filled with amenities
Large enough to be inclusive
The Neighborhood Network and iLink Technologies was awarded the 2020 Moving Mountains Award for best practices in workforce development. Read more about this distinguished honor here. In 2016, Autism Speaks honored the Neighborhood Network with iLink Technologies as the most innovative service approach in its international HeroX House to Home Competition.
Imagine your loved one flourishing on their own, supported by their neighbors. They are growing their independent living skills and part of a safe, inclusive, thriving community.
See how Neighborhood Network works.
We carefully select our neighborhoods since they are the foundation for our service model. Apartment complexes we partner with are filled with amenities, located in good neighborhoods, safe and accessible, and close to public transportation.
We currently have Neighborhood Networks located in Lawrence, KS, Overland Park, KS, and--COMING SOON!--Wichita, KS.See our Locations
iLink Technologies delivers the evolution of disability care through a technology framework that provides 24/7 support, reduces care costs, and empowers independence. iLink equipment is fused into a home so that support can be offered around the clock by the Professional Neighbors and iLink Coaches that our residents know and trust. iCoaches are available at the touch of a button to remotely assist or deploy in-person help at the moment of need.Learn About iLink
Professional Neighbors are caregivers who permanently live in the neighborhood they support and are available 24/7 to assist as needs arise. Professional Neighbors are deployed and supervised by iLink, ensuring delivery of the best and safest care. The Neighborhood Network is made up of a combination of volunteers, iLink Coaches, and Professional Neighbors. We're always looking for dedicated and caring people to become Professional Neighbors and iCoaches. Visit our Careers page for more information on open positions!Work With Us
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While the Neighborhood Network provides a robust support system, we recognize that life is more than just a series of needs. It’s just as important to offer rich learning environments–where each person can contribute talents and energy to give back, build independence, and gain valuable skills.
Our services programming is enhanced with several learning opportunities that maximize personal growth.
RISE is a day-services program for semi-independent adults that focuses on building social skills, money management, life skills development, and job readiness. RISE participants focus on exploring the community, building skills, community service, and peer mentoring.
Remote health clinic
Integrating health, behavioral, and social support through an in-home telehealth clinic.
TEAM Work Program
TEAM stands for Two Employees Accomplish More Work. The TEAM Work program provides residents of the Neighborhood Network with a job of up to 15 hours per week at minimum wage. Each position is paired with a skilled worker who can provide training, mentorship, and skills on-the-job. Jobs are offered throughout GoodLife, including at Midnight Farm.
Professional Behavioral Analysts (BA) help provide optimal learning conditions and quality of life.
Support and capacity
The back office and training engine that fuels each initiative.
The Neighborhood Networks offer community partners the opportunity to make a groundbreaking social investment and create a lasting impact on their community. You can help support research and development, start-up costs, and dissemination efforts. Partner with GoodLife and the Neighborhood Network and make a meaningful difference in the community that means so much to you.
Performance Management Laboratory
Applied research that helps us understand how to best train and support employees serving vulnerable populations. The mission of the center is to measure, analyze, and use performance, key process, and quality outcome data to improve services offered by GoodLife. We strive to improve the lives of those we serve by enabling, empowering, and supporting employees and volunteers delivering services.
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