CVL Sponsorship of Lafayette Aviators Continues in 2019

CVL is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Lafayette Aviators into the 2019 season.  An important part of this is the continuation of our Top Navigator Resilience Award initiative recognizing that navigating through life can be challenging, if not downright difficult for many of us.  Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.  A number of factors contribute to resilience. However, many studies show that the primary factor in resilience is having caring and supportive relationships within and outside the family. Relationships that create love and trust, provide role models and offer encouragement and reassurance help bolster a person's resilience.  This award recognizes both individuals who demonstrate resilience and accomplish great things by engaging in positive relationships and sharing in the benefits of mutual support as they navigate through adversity, as well as the individuals who provide the support that makes the difference. 


2019 Workshop Opportunities

CVL will be offering a three day series of workshops at the Lafayette Office training center presented by Tom Doody.  These workshops are offered free of charge to individuals who work with the organization and are offered on a first come first served basis.  Please complete the form below to register!  
STUDYING THE ORDINARY FOR ACTION IDEAS - Tuesday, March 5th   9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Many of the things that can make life better for people receiving services are common sense lessons that can be drawn from studying what makes life better for people in general. For example, if a person with disabilities support provider wants to help them make their home more homey, we can ask ourselves what makes the place where we live a better, more homey place? If we want to help a person to make friends at work, we can ask ourselves about how people get to know each other at work, and how coworkers come to be friends? This workshop explores ways that we can study the common sense lessons of how life works for people in general, and how we can use these lessons in organizing our service to people with disabilities.
People receiving services need friends from outside the usual circles of family, staff, and other service recipients. If the people we serve are to have such friends, their staff and their families will need to support them in meeting people, deepening relationships, and preserving friendships. This workshop explores why friends are important, offers examples of the power of such relationships, and suggests approaches that service workers and family members can use to increase opportunities for friendship.
PRACTICUM FOR RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLANNING - Thursday, March 7th   9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Day three, for which attendance at both days one and two are required, will be a work session to plan relationship development for specific individuals.  The session will begin with deep exploration of how to create relationship-building plans that are relevant to an individual's relationship needs and opportunities as well as the kinds of support they require.  Following this, small groups will form to practice planning around specific individuals.  This will include analysis of needs and opportunities, drawing lessons from ordinary life about how to take advantage of the opportunities, defining the nature of the supports to be implemented, and completing specific, concrete action plans that address relationship needs.

Service Provider - Lafayette Region

Energetic, mission driven social service agency is seeking a hardworking, self-motivated, Service Provider for programs that provide support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Lafayette region. This part-time benefited position is primarily responsible for supporting individuals that live in their own homes to become valued members of their community through skill building and the development of natural supports.

Contact Us

Community Ventures in Living is here to serve and we would like to speak with you about your family support needs. Please feel free to contact us:

  • Through our online contact form
  • By phone at 765.449.0784
  • In person at 60 Professional Court Lafayette, In 47905 (see map)

Our regular office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
(Lafayette Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone)