Disability Living Options

Supportive Living

Charles Lea Center operates several living opportunities under the umbrella of Supportive Living.  While the largest group falls under Community Training Homes, we also have larger group homes as well as apartment living. 

The Supportive Living programs are designed to provide training, support, and safety to people who live in the community, no matter their abilities or disabilities.  The Supportive Living programs utilize staff in conjunction with various forms of technology to provide support for people while giving them the tools to be as independent as they can be. The goal of Supportive Living is to help people identify and realize their dreams for living in the community, provide people with the skills needed to be as independent as possible, and help people identify and utilize natural support networks as others do.  

In the Community Training Home category, we have 3-4 people who live in a home together with staff accessible either in the home around the clock or available to meet the needs of the people in the home.  These homes may utilize forms of technology to support the person safely when staff are not in the home.

People who are able to may live in apartments in the community with staff available when needed and technology available to assist with daily tasks such as taking medications, calling for assistance, communicating with staff and families. 

Other options would include the larger group homes where 12 people live together with staff assistance around the clock for training and monitoring. 

Charles Lea Center supports 300 people in their Supportive Living options with each option as unique as the people who receive the support.