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Community Companion Homes (CCH)

Community Residences, Inc. established its Community Companion Home Program, formerly known as CTH (Community Training Home Program) in the late 80’s. This Program operates in all three (3) regions outlined by the Department of Developmental Services:  North, South, and West.  At the present time, CRI’s CCH Program supports sixty-six (66) individuals and their licensed providers in approximately sixty (60) family homes in communities throughout the state.

The Community Companion Home Program supports people with disabilities within family homes. Individuals placed in a CCH are given support and/or assistance in the areas of medical, daily living skills, money management, and community activities and recreation.  Depending on the needs of the individual placed in a CCH, this assistance and support with skill enhancement may lead an individual to live in an apartment in a supported living arrangement.  Individuals who have lived at home successfully with their parents are ideal candidates for CCHs.  The comforts of family life can still be enjoyed by the individual while continuing to maintain and/or improve their life skills.

Our CCH Providers are licensed through the Department of Developmental Disabilities.  CRI works with individuals and/or families to become licensed.  Licensed providers are warm, nurturing people who find providing a home and guidance for a disabled individual is highly rewarding.  A Licensed provider is an essential member of the individual’s Team. They participate in the development of goals and provide training and care to the individual placed in their home.  Some areas our licensed provider assist with include routine medical care i.e. scheduling and attending medical appointments, assistance with daily care skills, and involvement in community/recreation activities.

The role of a licensed provider is very important.  A key for placement is compatibility.  CRI does its best to match an individual to a family.  It is important that both the individual to be placed and the licensee are comfortable with each other before a placement occurs.  The Community Companion Home model is a great opportunity for many developmentally disabled individuals who would enjoy living in a family home.

For more information about becoming a Community Companion Home Provider, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Nicole Barone @ 860-878-6858 ext. 401




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