What We Do

WHAT WE DO

Lifelong essential supports - fully individualized, community-based, carefully coordinated.

CCS services are driven by the individuals we serve, based on their goals and dreams.

We offer supports in the workplace, at home, in school, and in the community. Our thoughtfully coordinated services bring together the team and the resources to help each consumers succeed.

At CCS we say, “community is our middle name.” We deliver community-based services, emphasize community engagement, and build powerful partnerships in pursuit of our mission.

Primary Services

Way2Work

The mission of the Way2Work Program at CCS is to assist people with developmental disabilities find paid employment that is meaningful to them, valuable to their employer, and inclusive in the community.

School2Work

School2Work is a unique and collaborative career development initiative that prepares Chittenden County high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for successful transitions to – and employment in – the competitive workplace.

Bridging Program

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

Champlain Voices

The CCS self-advocacy group, Champlain Voices, meets every Monday afternoon to plan social events, problem solve disability related challenges, mentor high school students, and connect with their peers.

Support Services

Home & Shared Living Supports

CCS home and shared living supports are customized for each consumer’s unique needs and interests. Supports range from strengthening current family-based living options, to a few hours  in a consumer’s home each week to support independent-living skills (cooking, housekeeping, personal finance), to 24/7 contracted support in a shared living provider’s home.

Home & shared living supports focus on:

  • Ensuring  health and safety
  • Maximizing independence
  • Creating a supportive home environment
  • Enhancing quality of life.

For information about receiving home supports, or becoming a shared living provider, contact Jennifer Wolcott , Senior Manager, 802-655-0511 x118

Community Supports

CS supports consumers in a broad range of activities, connecting to community resources and experiences that match their interests and personal goals.

Our consumers:

  • Build independent living skills
  • Take classes and workshops
  • Make and grow friendships
  • Volunteer on community projects
  • Get outdoors for recreation and leisure
  • Get healthier through exercise & fitness programs
  • . . . and more!

Service Coordination

The consumers we serve receive individualized supports from a dedicated group of Community Inclusion Facilitators (CIF). CCS’ team of service coordinators take responsibility for managing the entire array of services each consumer receives.

Our approach emphasizes:

  • Clear and concise communication;
  • Developing a team approach;
  • Establishing healthy and effective working relationships with consumer’s and their families;
  • Ensuring a client’s health and safety needs are met.

Working together, staff, consumer, and family develop an annual Individualized Service Agreements that reflect each consumer’s goals for the year and serves as the guide that drives schedule and services.