A Community Companion Home (CCH) offers people with intellectual disabilities a safe and nurturing home and the opportunity to socialize and engage with their communities. Participants live in the home of a family licensed and trained by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
The DDS provides training, monitoring and oversight to households applying for a CCH license. Once a family is approved, DDS facilitates a matching process based on lifestyle, personal preferences and needs and develops a transition plan. Families receive training and support as well as a tax-free room and board rate established by DSS and a tax-free monthly stipend from DDS to cover additional costs of care for each individual with intellectual disability who lives in their home.
Licensees accept the responsibility for caring for one individual. After a successful one year period, that capacity may increase up to three based on regional guidelines.
Learn More: Individuals can apply using these application forms (English or Spanish). An application can also be sent via email or by calling toll-free at 1-866-433-8192. Application forms should be submitted to:
Department of Developmental Services Eligibility Unit
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106