Community Companion Homes (CCH)

Community Companion Homes promote positive relationships that foster growth and independence. In this setting a community member becomes a licensed care provider who opens their home to an individual with a disability. Community Companion Home Licensees are licensed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and accept the responsibility for caring for one or two adults with a disability in the licensee's own home.

The Licensee plays an active role in the individual's team and the collaborative development of a support plan. They also help the individual integrate with their family and the community, teach the individual to use community resources and services, ensure the person's health and medical needs are met, and comply with licensing regulations of the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services.

Committed to excellence, we provide comprehensive training to our Licensees, equipping them with essential skills, including abuse & neglect prevention and reporting, CPR, infection control, program development, medical emergency procedures, and positive behavioral supports.

We take great care in selecting the right match, considering shared interests and backgrounds to ensure a harmonious bond between the Licensee and the individual. The process involves an initial application with health checks, references, background checks of all household occupants over 16 years of age, and a Home Study interview. Additionally, the applicant's home undergoes a fire safety check. Once this initial application process is completed, the licensing division of DDS Central Office will then survey the home.

As a Licensee, you receive a monthly payment for each individual living in your home, providing a flat rate for room & board and a reimbursement for care based on their unique needs.

Join us in enriching individuals' lives through meaningful connections and support.

CCH Contact Information:

Diane Corley
Vice President of Supportive Living Services
Phone: (203) 389-2970, ext. 1331

Sharde McIntosh
Senior Vice President of Program Operations
Phone: (203) 389-2970, ext. 1215

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