Independent living

Learning new life skills can help you become more independent. With the right skills, you can feel confident and in control. 

You can start by understanding the various types of independent living skills — and then taking steps to learn new skills. For example: 

  • What can I do to manage my health and well-being? You can do many things to take good care of yourself, such as eat healthy foods, manage your medications and keep your stress under control.
  • Could I start doing household tasks? You can learn to do your own laundry, prepare meals and keep your living area clean.
  • Can I get myself where I need to go? If you don't drive or have your own car, you can learn to use public transportation.
  • Do I have money management skills? You can learn to keep track of what you earn, what you save and what you spend.
  • Could I improve my social and relationship skills? Making and keeping friends takes special care and attention.


Learn more

About independent living | National Council on Independent Living

Local Centers for Independent Living | TIRR Memorial Hermann

Local independent living resources |


How the Hub can help 

The Hub team can help you: 

  • Set goals for learning new life skills
  • Connect to tools and resources for independent living
  • Plan next steps

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