Community Living Supports

What are Community Living Support Services?


Community Living Support services or ‘CLS’ services are designed to teach skills that allow one to work toward obtaining or sustaining independent living in the community.  CLS skill building services are delivered by paraprofessionals who work on goals and objectives specific to the individual and their needs.  Some skill building services may include:


  • learning self care tasks
  • meal planning, safe food preparation, cooking
  • cleaning and organizing
  • laundry tasks
  • skills needed to maintain a private residence
  • budgeting and prioritizing needs
  • learning to navigate the community to obtain things to meet basic needs
  • social skills and socially appropriate behavior in the community
  • safety in the community