Community Companion Homes (CCH)
A Nurturing Home In The Community
When circumstances make it impractical for a child or an adult to live in their family home, placement in a DDS licensed Community Companion Home (CCH) can be a great choice. The CCH model offers a family setting to people with intellectual disabilities. Families of diverse cultures, backgrounds and composition are sought for the best possible match.
Community Companion Home providers are licensed by the state of Connecticut and accept the responsibility of caring for a person with a developmental disability in their home. Community Companion Homes promote positive relationships that foster growth and independence in a family setting. Along with providing a home, the CCH provider helps the individual integrate with their extended family and the community.
The CCH provider or licensee assists individuals with communication, everyday living skills, medical needs, use of adaptive equipment, behavior modification techniques, assist clients in making new friends, as well as maintaining relationships with family members. CCH providers include individuals in their everyday family life, community activities, and recreation.
— Loretta, CCH Provider
“I’ve gotten so attached to Joey over the last fifteen years. He feels like my own son.”