“Community Residences is supporting me to be the best I can be. I am now living in my own apartment. Staff helps me manage my routine each day and helps me solve problems. I am doing all kinds of things that I never thought I would be doing. I love it.” – Gail, life-long Arlingtonian, new lease holder

Supported Living

CR offers supports in licensed or DBHDS authorized apartments. Individuals have access to support ranging from around the clock to on-call. Staff also provides individuals with training in the development of skills to provide for optimum independence. The Supported Living model promotes community integration and opportunities for full community participation in the least restrictive environment suitable to each individuals need. It exemplifies best practices for providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

CR’s person-centered approach supports the achievement of maximum independence and functioning through the development of skills relating to:

  • Communication
  • Self care
  • Home living
  • Pro-social behaviors
  • Resource familiarization
  • Community integration and utilization
  • Self direction
  • Health and safety
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Positive behavioral support
In-home Supports

In-home supports are available to individuals with intellectual disabilities who live with family or in their own residence. Support is provided in the form of periodic supervision and targeted services based upon individual needs. CR provides skills building training to support personal preferences as described in the Individualized Service Plan(ISP). The ISP uses person-centered planning (individual driven planning) to develop activities, supports, training, and supervision to assist individuals to maintain or improve their place in the community.

  • Tailored supports are provided to individuals living in their own apartment or with family
  • Skilled counselors provide support in the individual’s home as well as in his or her community
  • Individual service plans provide flexible and creative approaches to support successful outcomes
  • CR partners with the community to support each individual’s unique interests, needs, and desires
  • Supports are provided to help each individual maintain a job within his or her community
  • Adults with an intellectual disability that meet Medicaid criteria are eligible


Please direct any questions related to referrals to the above programs to Community Residences’ Director of Admissions and Social Work at 703.606.0929, or fill out the form below. You may also access the formal referal form by clicking here.