CLC Organizations

The CLC organization is a family of affiliates located in Mount Kisco, NY. The organization includes Community Living Corporation, Inc., a not-for-profit community residence provider serving adults who are disabled; CLC Supplemental Pooled Trust; the CLC Foundation; CLC Transportation, Inc and ADI (Advocates for the Disabled). Together, the agencies offer independent living opportunities, special needs services, as well as financial planning in the form of two Supplemental Needs Pooled Trusts. A constant among CLC affiliates is the individualized attention and responsive service that each of its clients receives.

Through their tireless work and dedication, the CLC organization has grown significantly, serving both residential consumers as well as trust clients in the metropolitan area. In addition, CLC now has several affiliates, all of which provide the highest quality care for people living with disabilities.

Since its inception in 1990, the CLC Foundation has provided financial assistance to adults living with persistent disabilities, as well as to the agencies dedicated to serving this group. CLCF also provides enhanced recreation for CLC consumers and sponsors an Arts program for disabled adults.

The CLC organization is a family of affiliates in Mount Kisco, NY. The organization includes Community Living Corporation, Inc., CLC Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust, the CLC Foundation, Hidden Treasures Arts and Choral Group, CLC Transportation, Inc. and ADI (Advocates for the Disabled). Together, the agencies offer independent living opportunities, social services, special needs support, and financial planning to disabled adults.

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For the benefit of its consumers, CLC Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust was established in 1996 to enable CLC clients and/or their loved ones to set aside monies for supplemental needs without losing government benefits, such as Medicaid and SSI. Six years later, Trust participation was opened to non-CLC consumers.

With the extended life expectancies that disabled individuals can look forward to, planning for their futures has become a critical and immediate need. Therefore, families and loved ones of people with disabilities must plan today for needs that will arise next week, next month, and in years to come. A CLC Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust can be established to provide for participants’ current and future needs without ever jeopardizing their eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Social Security (SSI). CLC Trusts enable participants living with a disability to maintain eligibility for government benefits and still set aside monies in a Trust to pay for their own supplemental needs. Funds deposited in either of the CLC Trusts are available to participants to pay for items not covered by Medicaid or SSI such as vacations, clothing, certain medical expenses, and other extras that enhance their quality of life.

Advocates for the Disabled, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality of Service Coordination Protection and Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled. We are active proponents of the 3IP (Independence, Inclusion and Individualization) promoted through OMRDD (NY’s Office of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities) and work diligently to provide maximum independence, community inclusion, while respecting individuality.

We seek to provide these services through:

Coordination and collaboration of the delivery of services for the needs of persons with Developmental Disabilities;

Ensuring that individuals and/or their families and advocates receive all services to which they are legally entitled and which allow them to have the highest quality of life;

Assessing that individuals with Developmental Disabilities are being treated with dignity and respect, and that their residences are safe and secure;

Monitoring to ensure that individuals with Developmental Disabilities are given the maximum range of choice for which they are capable without impairing their health or safety; and Educating staff and families of individuals with Developmental Disabilities to increase the quality of their environment.

For families and individuals who need services, and either do not qualify for Medicaid or do not have the ability to apply for Medicaid. ADi, will provide a Service Coordinator who will assist in arranging for services and or Medicaid on a private pay basis. ADi fee’s for private paid services are set on a sliding scale.

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Hidden Treasures launched in 1998 offering music and arts & crafts lessons to 30 students. Today, 110 adults with mild to moderate disabilities are enrolled in eight arts education programs.

The program’s roots can be traced to early 1990s when Lucille McCarthy, then a direct care worker at Community Living Corp., noticed a fascination with music among consumers. She began playing tapes to a small group and asked them to sing along.

“They were shy and sometimes frightened, but we persevered,” recalls Lucille. “I decided to put on a show.” After a few performances, Lucille became convinced they should formalize the program and Hidden Treasures debuted to rave reviews.

“Our students have an unlimited potential that needs to be tapped into. We all have hidden treasures. They just need to be nurtured.”

Hidden Treasures is sponsored by CLC Foundation, a not-for-profit organization located in Mt. Kisco, NY. The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial services and other forms of assistance to persons with persistent disabilities.

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Hidden Treasures classes are designed to enhance the quality of life for developmentally disabled people by nurturing creativity, self expression and self esteem. Hidden Treasures offers classes in Arts & Crafts, Studio Art, Musical Drama, Modern Dance and Tap Dance.