CCLS North Central Region
Supporting Wood, Portage, Marathon
and Waupaca Counties
The North Central Region began in 1979 with eight special needs clients in a Wisconsin Rapids group home. By the early ‘90s, the North Central Region’s growth took off with Independent Living Programs and one to two bed programs in Portage and Wood Counties. Waupaca County also became a part of this region in the ‘90s as we opened four programs there. Clark County special needs clients are also served through our region. The North Central Region has grown tremendously through the past 15 years and now more than 160 staff members support more than 140 clients, encouraging independence in all aspects of the person’s life.
Individualized Services and Supports
- Unique Social Clubs which provide clients with opportunities for friendships that develop naturally, for learning to meet and develop social needs and skills, and for enjoying favorite pastimes and discovering new ones. These clubs include Cooking, Activities, Movies, Games, Fishing and Craft Clubs.
- Individualized services that support clients in Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, two-person programs, apartment settings, Independent Living Programs and Supportive Home Care programs.
- Person-centered supports that encourage independence in personal cares, community integration, daily living skills, socialization, health monitoring, paraprofessional counseling, money management, meal preparation, transportation, medication assistance, and recreation and leisure activity skills.
- Day Services are also available.
- CCLS able to expand services and supports to neighboring counties.
- Currently support adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities and/or physical disabilities.
- Diagnoses vary and can include: Down Syndrome, mild/moderate/severe cognitive disorder, epilepsy, autism, brain injury, quadriplegia, paraplegia, cerebral palsy, varying mental health disorders, cerebral vascular accident (stroke), dementia, physical abnormalities, attention deficit disorder, learning disability, blindness, contractures and other conditions.
- Supporting children with special needs and frail elderly are services CCLS is exploring.
Why Choose CCLS North Central Region
- Provide dignified and respectful services that promote independence
- Promotes and accepts new challenges
- Supports clients to attain their personal goals/outcomes
- Staff is professional, compassionate, innovative, creative, devoted, flexible, well trained and continuously learning
- Clients, families and case managers rave about CCLS North Central Region
- “Cadillac of service providers”
- “Premier provider”
- “No other provider will do what CCLS will do or be as flexible and creative”
- “I wish all providers were as reliable as CCLS is”
- “Staff are so kind and compassionate”