Community Living Alternatives

 
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides personal and career exploration through a day program, residential program, and supported employment services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
MissionEnhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities toward fulfillment of their life goals through choice and support in homes, employment and community activities.
HistoryLike most success stories, it started with a vision. As the Association of Retarded Citizens of Denver (ARC) watched a strong push for de-institutionalization, they realized that many of the individuals who were moving into the community had never lived with their families or experienced family life. While the transition from large institutions to group homes in the community was a positive one, it lacked something.
People in Michigan began using a residential model they called a "host home" in which individuals with developmental disabilities moved in with families to get their support needs met while living in a family environment. Using these basic principles, ARC's Board of Directors provided funds for the start of Colorado's first host homes.
LocationArapahoe County
Geographic AreaArapahoe, Denver, Douglas counties
Public TransportationRTD #21
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall for more information.
Agency TypeNonprofit
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityAdults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 114252 E Evans Ave
Physical Site City, State, ZipAurora, CO 80014
Main Phone(303) 745-8015
Other Phone(303) 745-0919
Fax(303) 745-1126
Emailcla@clainc.org
Web Addresswww.clainc.org
 
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered12/10/1997
SourceMHUW
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Community Living Alternatives
Affiliated Programs: E Evans Ave - Community Living Alternatives
S Helena St - Community Living Alternatives
Affiliated Services: Day Programs (S Helena St) - Community Living Alternatives
Residential Program (E Evans Ave) - Community Living Alternatives
Supported Employment (S Helena St) - Community Living Alternatives