Community Support Systems recognizes the need for a variety of levels of support for residential success for individuals. We provide both 24-hour residential support in group homes and also intermittent support for individuals who choose to live independently or with their families.

Twenty-Four Hour Support

Twenty-four-hour support is provided in Effingham, Teutopolis, and Dieterich in Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes. Our six homes offer private rooms with community spaces for family-style living. Four to eight individuals reside together and enjoy community involvement together. Each individual works with his/her team to develop a plan outlining their personal choices and goals for a successful living experience.

We provide twenty-four-hour support and supervision, medication instruction and oversight, coordination of medical appointments, ongoing activities for community involvement, transportation, and help with applying for and managing assistance programs and benefits.

Intermittent Support

For some individuals, living independently or with their families is the option of choice. While twenty-four-hour support isn’t needed, intermittent support (less than twenty-four-hours a day) is often a necessity. The intermittent support program can include case management, transportation to places like the grocery store or medical appointments, advocacy, and training in cooking, home maintenance, hygiene, finances, and safety. Each individual, along with their support team, creates personal goals, learns skills related to activities of daily living and strives to be an independent and active member of the community.

To learn more about Community Support Systems’ residential services, including admission criteria and the application process, contact Geri Buhnerkempe.

Geri Buhnerkempe

Director of Residential Services

  217-705-4300 Ext. 3550

Beth Brown

Residential Coordinator

  217-705-4300 Ext. 3756

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