Individual buying clothing
Photo courtesy Ann Marsden

Community Homes (CLAs) (cont.)

These homes are licensed by the State Department of Public Welfare. Usually, three people live in each home; but there are homes for as few as one person and as many as six.

The larger homes are typically homes that opened in the 1970's or early 80's. All new development for Community Homes is for three or fewer people. Over 78% of these services are supported through waiver funding.

Intermediate Care
Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICFs/MR) provide services and supports for people who can “benefit from active treatment.

There are 31 small (nine or fewer people) ICFs/MR and three large (84 to 147 people) in the city. The eight agencies providing this service are under contract with the State Department of Public Welfare and must comply with federal regulations governing the actual provision of services.