Frequently Asked Questions

Who Do We Serve?


We are privileged to serve individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities throughout Connecticut.




CCH Licensee Eligibility?


A CCH is a home made of a variety of families, households, lifestyles, and cultures. CCH licensees must be at least 21 years of age and own or rent a home. A CCH licensee will require a home inspection to ensure it complies with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) regulations. The Licensee is also required to receive training in various areas, such as First Aid, CPR, Emergency Medical Procedures, positive behavioral supports, etc.




Is the CCH Program for You?


Successful CCH providers are understanding of the individual’s viewpoint, are inspired to make a difference in their life, and are flexible in adapting as the living situation evolves. They effectively set boundaries, provide structure, remain open, honest, and stable, work as part of a team, are involved in their community, and adapt as needs and abilities change along with an individual's personal growth. Before providing services, a provider will receive training which includes an overview of developmental and other disabilities, CPR, program development, medical emergency procedures, your role as a provider, and the importance of community integration and working as a team. The We Do Life...Together CCH Program is there for you with ongoing education, support from our technical staff, clinical staff and nurse consultants.




What are Some Benefits for Individuals and Providers?


  • You will develop new skills
  • You build relationships with family and friends
  • Participation in community activities
  • You receive and provide advocacy support
  • Medication management oversight
  • Support in reaching new goals




What Are the CCH Licensee Benefits?


  • Generous monthly stipend
  • Paid room and board
  • Ongoing training
  • Access to highly responsive case management
  • Satisfaction in making a difference in someone's life




How To Make a Making a Match?


Care providers and individuals undergo a matching process. The successful matching of individuals and providers is based on shared interests, location, personality, culture, gender, etc. Both parties arrive at a mutual agreement to live together.




Want to Learn More?


If you'd like to learn more about our program, please call our Shared Services line at 203-723-4133 or email us at contact@wdlt.org.




How are Homes Licensed?


The initial licensing process consists of a preliminary screening, a meeting with the Project Director and CCH Coordinator, a home inspection, training, and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) licensing inspection. You will need to submit proof that you are in good health and we will check your personal references. Local and state police background checks a required for the applicant and all occupants over the age of 17 who live in the home.




How Long Does the Licensing Process Take?


The length of the licensing process can vary depending how quickly the required documentation is provided and if there are any concerns with the home inspection. The entire process can take anywhere from two to four months.




What If We're Not a Match After All?


We will meet with you and try to address the issues. If they can not be resolved through the team process, we will work with you to identify other options. If it is urgent, you can contact the We Do Life...Together CCH Coordinator.