DDS Continuous Residential Supports

Continuous Residential Supports (CRS) are supportive living settings where 2-3 individuals with a developmental disability live together in the community. While these are not licensed as a Community Living Arrangements (CLA), they can still provide 24-hour staff support. The enhanced support focuses on skill-building, activities of daily living, behavior management, quality of life, and safety.

In a CRS setting, the individuals residing together will rent a home in the community and receive a rental subsidy from DDS. The agency will coordinate for the home to have all necessary nursing, behavior, OT, PT, and ST supports. The agency can function as the individual’s Social Security representative payee, so that the individual can receive financial supports to help pay rent and utilities, create a monthly budget, and more.

Supports include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with planning and designing services
  • Training in self-advocacy, self-help skills, household management, budgeting, personal hygiene, recreation and leisure planning, and safety skills
  • Assistance with coordinating medical, psychiatric and dental services with Community Health Care services
  • Assistance with dietary and nutritional needs
  • Referral to community services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Benefits management
  • Crisis and behavioral health management
  • Access to community resources
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Assistance with all legal matters pertaining to probate commitment

DDS Continuous Residential Supports 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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