Home is a natural setting where we can connect face-to-face with friends and family. Community Options understands the fundamental importance of home as a physical and emotional support, especially for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who want to live independently in community settings or with family members. Community Options develops housing and supportive services that are specialized to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. We buy, build, renovate and furnish the kind of homes that we want for our own families. We promote individualized ownership and empower those we serve to choose the setting that best meets their needs.
We provide community-based residences in safe and attractive neighborhoods and communities. Many of our residences are barrier-free ranch homes with two to four bedrooms. Individuals living in these homes receive 24/7 direct support care from highly trained staff who understand the individual’s Habilitation or Support Plan.
Community Options does not believe people with disabilities should be placed in segregated settings such as state schools, supported living centers, developmental centers, institutions or nursing homes. Throughout our history we have participated in institutional closure and community residential placement for thousands of people across several states. Individuals with disabilities have advocated for their civil rights, which have been afforded to them through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Further affirmation came in 1999 with the United States Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision, which confirmed that unjustified segregation is a violation of the ADA.
We seek to ensure that the individuals we serve through our housing services have person-centered supports that allow them to experience the highest degree of self-determination.