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Community Training Homes

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Community Training Homes is a licensed foster care arrangement that offers children, adolescents and adults the opportunity to thrive in a home environment. Children or adults with intellectual disabilities are matched with a family, and they live in their home where they receive long-term care and education. Services provided are comprehensive and tailored to each person’s needs and goals.

Families who are interested in opening their home to a child or adult in Community Training Homes must meet certain requirements. The primary caregiver must be 21 years of age or older and live in a licensable home or apartment. A separate bedroom or a shared bedroom with one other family member must be provided for the child or adult. Previous experience supporting an individual with intellectual disabilities is not required. Families must have a strong desire and commitment to provide long-term support. We encourage responsible, single adults to apply, although we suggest that another adult be designated to provide care in the primary caregiver’s absence.

Families who open their homes will be supported by Key Human Services. One of our program directors will continually monitor each home to ensure that all services are in place and to offer support and direction to the family. During the day, the new family member will be employed or enrolled in school, a vocational program or a day program, as appropriate to their abilities and interests.

The family will actively participate in teaching self care and social skills, as well as provide a positive home environment. Each family receives financial reimbursement for opening their home and supporting the new family member.

Community Training Homes are licensed and funded by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services.

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