Living on Your Own (LOYO)

Independence Now's Living On Your Own (LOYO) program empowers young people with disabilities to enhance their Independent Living Skills through a 6-week LOYO PEER BASED course.  The cost for all 6 sessions is $325.

To register, please complete the PDF registration form and email it to Shannon Minnick. If you prefer you can print the form and mail it to our office at:

12301 Old Columbia Pike
Suite 101
attn: Shannon Minnick
Silver Spring, MD 20904.

For questions, Shannon can be reached at 240-638-0070.


Are you:

  • Person with a Disability
  • Ages 18 to 21
  • In High School
  • Looking to Enhance your everyday life skills

Course Curriculum:

  1. Personal Care/Health: Personal Hygiene/Personal Care
    • Making & keeping Doctor appointments
    • Taking meds
  2. Personal Budgeting/ Money Management
    • Paying Bills
    • Opening & keeping a bank account
  3. Paperwork: Handling Your Business!
    • Birth Certificates
    • Social Security Card
    • SSDI award letter
  4. Accessing Community Resources
    • Housing (where & how to get it)
    • Peer Counseling
    • Employment services
    • Job training
    • Transportation
  5. Food & Cooking
    • Healthy Eating
    • Meal Planning and Preparation
  6. Keeping House
    • Cleaning your house
    • Laundry
    • Doing Dishes