Intermittent CILA Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois’ (LSSI) Intermittent CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) program in Sterling provides approximately 15 hours of service a week to adults with developmental disabilities who live independently in the community.
The support provided through this program is designed around the needs and wants of each individual, with the goal of encouraging them to increase their self-sufficiency, add to their independent living skills, develop and maintain relationships, and use resources in the community.
LSSI staff provides assistance in accessing medical and therapeutic services, and provides support, if needed, to attend scheduled doctors’ visits. Again, staff focus on enhancing and promoting the routines, activities and relationships involved in program participants’ everyday lives.
A unique part of the Intermittent CILA program is Partnership House, where two of the program’s participants live. Partnership House is the result of a collaboration between LSSI’s Building Homes: Rebuilding Lives program, which supplied the materials for inmates at the Hanna City Work Camp to construct an entire home inside prison grounds; the Illinois Department of Corrections, which supplied instructors for the program; and Habitat for Humanity, whose volunteers erected the home in Sterling.
847/390-1450 (general information, Des Plaines)
Intermittent CILA, Sterling
- Community: Located along the Rock River, Sterling has many activities for residents to enjoy. There are several parks, a river to walk along or fish in, concerts in the park in the summer and a place to bowl. Sterling has a sheltered workshop, a large sports complex, and Sauk Valley Community College is only 12 miles away. The community has various seasonal events, and there is always something going on.
- Gender of clients served: Male (able to take females)
- Transportation: The group home has a car for transporting residents to work, grocery store, activities, etc.
- Current age range of clients: 23 - 55