Options in Community Living provides supported living services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Dane County. We hire and train hundreds of full and part time employees to support individual with disabilities living in their own homes.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) help people with disabilities achieve or maintain more self-sufficient and productive lives in their communities. People with disabilities are assisted in exploring alternatives to institutionalization and are encouraged to make their own decisions about how they will live. CILs directly provide or coordinate through referral those services which assist people in increasing their abilities to exercise control over their lives. Control over one’s life means having a choice of acceptable options that minimize reliance on others in making decisions and performing every day activities. This includes managing one’s own affairs, participating in day-to-day community life and fulfilling a range of social roles.
Access to Independence, Inc. is a non-profit, consumer controlled Independent Living Center (ILC) that provides advocacy, resources, and services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green, and Dodge counties in south-central Wisconsin. ILC’s are a nationwide network of consumer controlled disability resource centers, where the majority of board and staff are people with disabilities. Through our Independent Living (IL) Philosophy, we help people develop the tools and skills to make informed choice for themselves and work to increase the choices available to people with disabilities. We are a part of a network of centers across the nation and one of the eight centers in Wisconsin. All centers share the Independent Living Philosophy and focus on providing specific services that help people with disabilities live as independently as they choose.
Our programs and services include enforcement of fair housing laws, outreach and education, fair lending and inclusive communities programs.
St. Coletta of Wisconsin proudly serves individuals both residential and vocational services throughout Southeast Wisconsin. While headquartered in Jefferson, we have major service areas in Waukesha and Brookfield.