Community Living Arrangements

UCP of Northeastern Pennsylvania currently has seven community living arrangements, homes in which several persons with developmental disabilities live together in a semi-independent, supervised setting in the community.

Each person has a role in developing his or her own Individual Plan along with a family member or advocate, supports coordinator and agency staff. This plan outlines their overall goals and specific activities to meet those goals for the coming year. The plan also ensures that necessary medical, educational, vocational and recreational services are made available.

Most of the individuals work during the day or participate in center-based programs, and enjoy recreational activities of their own choosing in their leisure time. Transportation is provided for them to take part in these activities. Each person is encouraged to share in personal care and housekeeping responsibilities as much as he or she can.

The goal of the community living arrangements is to provide the adults with opportunities for increased independence and community participation which in turn enhances their quality of life.