Would You Open Your Home & Your Heart?

Become a Community Companion Home Provider

Why Community Companions?

  • When circumstances make it impractical for an adult with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) to live in the family home . . .

  • When an individual is ready to move from a group home setting . . .

  • When living in a Community Companion Home (CCH) is simply the best choice for you!

Who Can Be a CCH Provider?

Community Companion Home providers are warm, nurturing people licensed by the State of Connecticut who accept the responsibility of supporting an adult with IDD in the home. CCH providers assist with  communication, everyday living skills, setting goals, appointments and needs. Providers also help people with IDD keep in touch with family and friends, make new friends, and participate in everyday family life, community activities and recreation.

Here’s How You Can Help . . .

For many families, the most important reward of being a CCH provider is not financial—it’s the satisfaction from becoming  part of a dedicated group of community members who make life better for people with IDD by opening hearts and  homes.​ And, you’ll receive a monthly stipend and reimbursement
for room and board, as well as continued training and support.

Get started today . . .​

The Arc Eastern Connecticut would love to meet you! Call today to set up an interview in your home so we can learn more about your interests and lifestyle, and evaluate your home for qualification as a Community Companion Home. All providers are licensed by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services; The Arc ECT conducts visits and assessments prior to making recommendations for licensure. 

Finding a match . . . 

If The Arc ECT determines that a family is a good fit, the agency will call. If you decide you would like to meet a person with IDD who would also like to meet you, an introduction is planned at a convenient time. Overnight visits can be arranged. Our team will walk with you through the licensing process.

The Arc ECT’s CCH Program Coordinator 

and staff provide the following services:​​

 

  • Clinical support and case management

  • Administrative on-call support

  • Community information and coordination for support 

  • Training in CPR,First Aid, and how to manage specific needs

  • Ongoing communication regarding reviews, visits, and the participant’s individual plans

 

You will also receive additional training and support as needed, enabling your new family member to actively engage with your own family and in the community in ways that serve everyone’s choices and goals.

Become a CCH provider now! 
T: 860.889.4435 x129 
E:  CCH@thearcect.org

The Arc Quinebaug Valley and The Arc New London County merged in July 2019 to form The Arc Eastern Connecticut.  Both agencies were established in 1952 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities in order to ensure equal participation and choice in school, in the workplace, and in their communities. Combining program and staff strengths, The Arc Eastern Connecticut now serves the entire eastern CT region and is the largest chapter of The Arc in the state.

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The Arc Eastern Connecticut

125 Sachem Street

Norwich, Connecticut 06360

T: 860.889.4435

F: 860.889.4662

E: info@thearcect.org

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