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Community Living Services

Community Living Services are designed to provide social service support and developmental assistance services to help individuals live in the community. The focus of these community living programs is assisting people to have homes in the community that are truly their own.

Everyone needs support from time to time

The services of Community Ventures in Living, Ltd. (CVL), are founded on the belief that every individual has the right to live as a valued and accepted member of the community. Recognizing that from time to time every individual needs support, CVL provides this support and assistance to families and individuals that have disabilities. We strive to assist people to live as independently as is appropriate and to help create an environment where dignity, a positive social role, integration into the community, self-direction, and a feeling of self-worth are enhanced through supporting an individual’s strengths, relationships, and the acquisition of life skills.

Residential Habilitation and Support

Provides support on a short-term or on-going basis to meet daily living needs and ensure adequate functioning at home and in the community. Overseeing the development of skills such as:

  • Managing money
  • Learning the bus route
  • Finding enjoyable leisure activities
  • Finding a place to live
  • Doing laundry
  • Developing social skills
  • Managing time
  • Caring for the home
  • Shopping for food and cooking


Provides temporary substitution for and time-limited relief of primary caregivers or family of a person who is developmentally disabled by capable, competent personnel. Such as:

  • Playing games at homes while the family is away
  • A special activity, such as a movie or trip to a park.
  • Various activities as indicated by the needs of the individual.

Structured Family Caregiving

SFC is a service that provides residential support to adults with disabilities who live in the community. SFC offers a home-like, family environment to adults with a developmental disability. The householder provides the individual with an environment that promotes a sense of belonging and encourages the development of positive social roles and feelings of self-worth as well as skill building opportunities.

Community Based Habilitation

These services are provided outside of the home and include monitoring, training, education and support to assist with the acquisition and retention of skills in:

  • Leisure activities
  • Educational activities
  • Hobbies
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Self advocacy