Community Living

Community Living Department

Who We Are:

The Community Living Department provides support and training for people with disabilities in their community in a manner which values their choices, encourages independence and promotes inclusion.

Our Services:

The Community Living Department provides a wide array of services including:  Residential Habilitation in Individualized Supported living environments and in Group Home settings, Day Services at our Activity Centers, Community Support Coordination (Community Integration and Independent Living Skills Development), and Affordable Housing.

Residential Services:

Group Homes

We currently operate six group homes which are located throughout the city of Sedalia. Group homes provide individuals with developmental disabilities and their housemates with 24-hour per day support services in a family-type atmosphere.  Individuals participate and learn new skills in all areas of daily living in an environment which promotes good health, personal growth and community inclusion

Individualized Supported Living (ISL)

In the ISL residential program, training and support services are tailored to an individual’s identified needs. Available in Pettis and Saline counties, services and training are provided in the individual’s home and in the community, allowing functional skills to develop in real-life settings. The program’s flexibility allows for individuals with even the most severe developmental disabilities to learn new skills and become active members of the community.

Affordable Housing

We offer a variety of safe, affordable housing options for individuals with disabilities through our apartment complexes located in Pettis, Saline and Moniteau counties. These apartments, funded and subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), include income-based rent, which enables individuals to have their own apartment who otherwise could not afford one. Support services are provided as needed. Several of the apartment complexes have live-in managers to assist tenants should problems arise.

Locations:

cl-cc-marshalCrestwood Court Apartments – Marshall
907 S. Brunswick, Marshall, MO

Crestwood Court Apartments SedaliaCrestwood Court Apartments – Sedalia
1310 S. Marshall, Sedalia, MO

cl=Deerbrook Apts- TiptonDeerbrook Apartments
301 N. Moreau , Tipton, MO

cl-Hancock ApartmentsHancock Apartments
660 E. 12th., Sedalia, MO

 Activity Centers

The Activity Centers are day service programs which serve adults with developmental or other disabilities.  The program offers a wide variety of both Community and Center-based activities and opportunities/choices for support, training, social interaction and community participation to assure a meaningful day and achieve quality outcomes.

Activities and Training include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Community Inclusion
·         Crafts
·         Social Skills Building
·         Recreational and Leisure Skills—developing hobbies, use of leisure time
·         Exercise/Fitness
·         Nutrition training
·         Cooking
·         Games
·         Community Activities
·         Volunteer Activities
·         Recreational swimming (in Pettis County)
·         Field trips to Places of Interest
·         Hobbies (e.g. Horticulture, Scrapbooking)
·         Basic First Aid Skills Training
·         Sensory Awareness
·         Hygiene/Grooming
·         Interest Groups
·         Current Events Discussions
·         Reading/Discussions
·         Meditation/Relaxation
·         Movies (Entertainment and Recreational)
·         Gross/Fine Motor Skills Activities

Locations and Hours of Operation

Garlich Activity Center (Pettis County)

4415 W. Main Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone: 660.826.4400
Hours of Operation: MondayFriday, 8:15am – 2:45pm

Saline County Activity Center

179 W. Slater
Marshall, MO 65340
Phone: 660.886.4261
Hours of Operation: MondayFriday, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Community Support Coordination

Available in Pettis and Saline counties, the Community Support Coordination Program (CSC) offers a variety of support and training services to assist individuals with developmental or other disabilities to live independently.  The individual served and his/her interdisciplinary team develop goals and determine what types of training and/or supports are needed. The CSC staff will then assist the individual to help him/her achieve their goals.  CSC’s provide training and support in such areas as cooking, budgeting, grocery shopping, cleaning, and hygiene, social/interpersonal skills, as well as medication management and scheduling of appointments.

How to Start:

To apply for services or to obtain more information about our services, please contact:

For Residential or CSC Services in Pettis County please contact Jeff Cott, Program Manager at 660-826-4400 Ext. 344 or by email at jcott@chs-mo.org<mailto:jcott@chs-mo.org>.  He will be happy to assist you.

For ISL or CSC Services in Saline County or Activity Center Services please contact Bonnie Bingaman, Program Manager at 660-826-4400 Ext. 426 or by email at bbingaman@chs-mo.org<mailto:bbingaman@chs-mo.org>. She will be happy to assist you.

To apply for Affordable Housing services or to explore your housing options please contact Kris Plummer at 660-826-4400 Ext. 332 or by email at kplummer@chs-mo.org<mailto:kplummer@chs-mo.org>.  She will be happy to assist you.