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Person-Centered Planning

Person-Centered Planning involves the process of a person, or group, crafting a focused vision of how they picture their future. Person-Centered Planning works to identify a person’s strengths, goals, interests, needs, and dreams. The Person-Centered Planning process can be accomplished using the following planning processes: PATH, MAPS, the Liberty Plan, and Essential Life Planning (ELP).

We offer Person-Centered Planning to all of the people we support at Trillium Services and Trillium Works!, or anyone who is interested. Person-Centered Planning can be used for individuals, groups, companies, schools; or any other group dynamic.

(PATH) Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope

A backwards planning tool leading individuals, families, and organizations from identification of a vision for their future to specify actions to get moving on the journey to that future.

Path Process Steps

  • The North Star: The key to the entire PATH process. The North Star is the vision, the dream, the hope, the future, and the ultimate goal.
  • Positive and Possible: These are the dreams that can be realized one, two, or three years from the present.
  • How are you now? What do you feel?
  • Who will help you through the journey? Who will be your circle of support?
  • What are the areas that you need to strengthen in order to reach the Positive and Possible?
  • What do you commit to accomplish in the next few months?
  • What will you do next month to reach yourPositive and Possible?
  • What will your first steps be in order to reach the Positive and Possible?


The MAPS approach uses process-questions, graphics, and group facilitation to help illustrate a shared future vision through storytelling.

It assists an individual in identifying a clear path to a positive future vision through a focus on their strengths, interests, and dreams.

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Maps Process Steps

  • Story
  • Dreams
  • Nightmares
  • Contributions: gifts and strengths
  • What it takes: needs
  • Action agreements: who, what, by when

(ELP) Essential
Lifesyle Planning

A powerful tool used to assist a person and those closest to them in creating a vision for their future. It is a process that leads to a greater understanding of the person's values, gifts, and dreams.

Liberty Plan

The Liberty Plan explores a person’s gifts, accomplishments and hopes for the future. The process gives time and attention in a step by step process that moves through the segments of the planner’s life – one at a time. The process captures the stories and successes as well as the gifts and capacities as it sets plans for the future.

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Interested in having your own person-centered plan?

We have a team of trained facilitators who would love to help you!