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Specializing in Community Based Services for People with Developmental Disabilities or Dual Diagnosis

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Community Living Alternatives, Inc.

Community Living Alternatives has been serving Southeastern Louisiana since 1994. All of our services are licensed by the State of Louisiana, Department of Health & Hospitals. For information regarding our unique programs, you may reach us by calling (866) 593-9990. Our offices are located in Kenner and Thibodaux, LA. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our regular office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We are available to assist you in obtaining any of the services you may need, or in making a referral for you if we do not offer the services that you require.

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We desire to impact people’s lives in a positive manner, allowing the greatest opportunity for independence according to their individual strengths and needs. We will assist the individuals to live their lives integrated into their community rather than in congregate settings such as group homes or nursing homes. It is of the utmost importance that we support all individuals to achieve the greatest level of independence possible.

NOTE: Information regarding Waiver Services may be obtained by calling the BCSS Helpline at (800) 660-0488.

About CLA

Our Philosophy

Community Living Alternatives believes that every individual has the right to a fulfilling life, with the chance to enjoy every opportunity and advantage. With this in mind, Community Living Alternatives’ mission is to facilitate lifestyle choices and provide opportunities to persons with developmental disabilities that are consistent with the daily lives of other citizens in the community; and promote their abilities to be productive, contributing members of society.

We understand that every individual has their own set of circumstances and specific needs. Each plan is designed and tailored to address these unique needs. Our main objective is to foster continued growth and development for the people that we serve in order for each person to maximize their independence and achieve successful community living.

Our vision is that individuals with disabilities will live, learn, play and work in a community based on a foundation of mutual respect and acceptance. CLA will support and assist our clients in the realization of their dreams and aspirations, which will empower them to reach their full potential.

Supervised Independent Living

The SIL program provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live, work, learn and actually participate in their community. The supported living concept focuses on the individual. The intensity and variety of services and supports will fluctuate over time, allowing for decrease in support as skills are learned and as natural supports become operative.

Assessments using natural situations will facilitate the identification of the individual’s strengths and needs. These assessments will enable determination of services and supports needed. Training in independent living skills will be determined though out the individual plan of care and may include training in such areas as, but not limited to, personal hygiene, money management, travel training, leisure & recreations skills, meal preparation, etc.

CLA's SIL program

Individual & Family Supports

Promoting Independence

Services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities in their own homes to prevent institutionalization.

Individual Plans

The Direct Service Worker (DSW) is a fully trained staff member that will assist in the areas of daily living as outlined in the individual plan of care.