Independent Living Support Services &
Community Supported Living Arrangements
Independent Support Services and Community Supported Living Arrangements are outreach programs that support individuals with developmental disabilities who want to live on their own, rather than in a group home with full-time staff. Community Living currently supports 31 people receiving ISS & CSLA. This is our fastest growing program.
Community Living provides drop-in assistance to help it’s individuals enhance their development of skills and to advise with health monitoring and safety conditions. Support is also provided to assist these clients in becoming more involved in their community’s opportunities for social and recreational activities.
Some of our independents choose to live on their own, while others prefer to reside with friends with whom they can share living expenses. Many people are able to take advantage of available subsidies from government sources such as HUD and those offered by local utilities. Regardless of the setting, support is offered for meeting virtually any life experience.
Persons involved with Community Living's ISS/CSLA program:
- Are gainfully employed
- Maintain their own home (alone or in a home-sharing situation with others)
- Do their own shopping
- Participate in community functions
- Own and care for pets
- Use public transportation
- Take their own medications
- Plan and pay for vacations
- Choose their own recreational activities
Community Living Support Services staff members provide support for:
- Medical and dental appointments
- Financial management and budgeting (including taxes and insurance)
- Recreational activities
- Nutritional needs
- Social development
- Shopping excursions
- Employment needs
- Crisis intervention
For further information about Community Living's Support Services program, contact Community Living at (301) 663-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.