Welcome to Community Living of Rhode Island
Community Living of Rhode Island Inc., (CLRI) recognizes the important needs of individuals with intellectual Disabilities, their parents and family members; hence we build our strength of supports around individual’s strengths and interests which enables them to develop skills that are functional and meaningful in every day’s life.
We do this by providing individuals with opportunities for growth in a loving, trusting and challenging environment. CLRI creates an environment that provides as many opportunities as possible, for individualized experiences in a wide range of natural community settings that directly and positively enhances the lives of many people with Intellectual Disabilities.
Community Living of Rhode Island, Inc., provides 24-hour Residential Services to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. This program is designed to afford enormous opportunities for Participants to live successfully in their communities with Dignity, Respect, Safety and full participation.
Our Day Program Services are designed to provide individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with the ability and opportunity to improve on individuals’ Productivity through gainful Employment opportunities, Community integration, Inclusion and Independence. This is built upon functional daily life skills of individuals to ensure that they are receiving services and the skills necessary to be as self-reliant as individually possible.
Shared Living Arrangement (SLA): Another segment of Support Services available at Community Living of Rhode Island is the Shared Living Arrangement “SLA”. Community Living of Rhode Island is certified by Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) as an Authorized Placement Agency to help provide another type of Residential Support Options for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
Family Support is designed to include assessment of individual needs and implementation such as, assistance in Adaptive daily skills, Job development and interview building skills, seeking admission to schools and providing supports while at classroom taking lectures. CLRI helps the Participants in maintaining and securing decent homes or apartments.
In compliance with the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP), Community Living of Rhode Island has fully embarked in systems redesign and change efforts that helped improve on our 100 % community based Integrated Employment opportunities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
The primary goal of Community Living of Rhode Island is to provide individuals with PWS with quality support and treatment to meet their needs. Including services and assistance, to lessen the impact of health problems which shorten lives, and common characteristics of the syndrome that impairs community integration and self sufficiency.
Community Living of RI, places high priority on vocational learning because it helps individuals understand the types of careers that are available, and which ones they may want to pursue later in life. These activities help most of our Participants think about which vocations may be suitable for them and how they can enter into their chosen vocations.