What We Do

WHAT WE DO

Supports driven by the people we serve, based on their goals and dreams

We offer a broad array of services

AT WORK

Way2Work is CCS’ nationally-recognized supported employment program. Our flagship Adult Employment program helps people identify, obtain, and advance in careers in the competitive economy. Way2Work partners with employers across all sectors and industries for training and jobs, strengthening and diversifying our economy.

Add the pre-vocational experiences gained through Bridging, and the school to workforce opportunities of School2Work, and Way2Work actually reflects a unique continuum of vocational and career development supports, from high school through retirement.

AT HOME

CCS home and shared living supports range from strengthening current family-based living options, to supports for independent-living skills (cooking, housekeeping, personal finance), to 24/7 home support from a shared living provider. We also maintain a full-time Respite House.

Homeward at CCS provides long-term home supports, in a family setting within the community, to individuals who are elderly (or with a physically disability) and eligible for the Choices for Care waiver.

AT SCHOOL

School2Work is a career development initiative that builds on Way2Work practices  and partnerships to help Chittenden County high school students with disabilities make successful transitions to the competitive workplace.

Bridging, offered in partnership with Burlington, Colchester, Mt. Mansfield Union, South Burlington, and Winooski High Schools, prepares students to negotiate the transition from high school to adulthood.

FOR LIFE

CCS supports consumers in pursuing a broad range of community activities matching their personal goals and interests. These include: health & fitness; classes and workshops; cultural events; recreation and leisure; volunteering; and strengthening independent living skills.

CCS promotes self-advocacy, including hosting and staffing Champlain Voices, a self-advocates group that meets every Monday afternoon at our offices.

With a personal approach

INDIVIDUALIZED

The people we serve receive high-quality supports from our dedicated staff of Direct Support Professionals (DSP), based on a detailed Individual Service Agreement (ISA).

Our service coordination team works with each consumer, and her/his family and other key supports to develop an annual ISA that reflects goals and objectives for the year.

COORDINATED

The service coordination team at CCS manages the entire array of services provided each consumer. Our approach emphasizes ensuring consumer health and safety and features a team approach, clear communication, and effective working relationships with consumers and their families.

Team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to the personal and intentional services for which we CCS is known.

COMMUNITY-BASED

At CCS we say, “community is our middle name.” We deliver services in and with our community. CCS promotes engagement, accesses resources, and builds powerful partnerships throughout the community in pursuit of its mission: creating communities where everyone participates, and everyone belongs.