DHS licenses agencies to provide community integrated living arrangement (CILA) services to persons with developmental disabilities (DD) or mental illness (MI).
CILA services are provided in living arrangements where 8 or fewer persons with DD or MI reside under the supervision of the DHS licensed agency. CILA services are designed to promote independence in daily living, economic self-sufficiency, and
integration into the community. CILA services include individualized:
- habilitation (provides health, social, and support services), and
- other community integrative services.
NOTE: Housing is not a CILA service.
CILA services are provided in the residence of the person's choice rather than in a specific facility. The residence may be the person's, or another person's home or apartment, or a residence provided by the agency licensed for CILA services. If
different services are needed, the services would be changed rather than having the person move into a different living arrangement.
In order to receive CILA services a person must:
- be developmentally disabled or have a mental illness,
- be age 18 or over, and
- require CILA services and a supervised living arrangement as determined by DHS - Office of Developmental Disabilities (ODD) or DHS - Office of Mental Health (OMH).