S.T.E.P. Employment Education/Training Housing Transportation Recreation & Leisure Parent/Educator Resources



CILA: Community Integrated Living Arrangements. Individuals live in a home in the community with 24 hour supervision. Usually 4 to 8 people in a home.

ICF/DD: Facilities that provide 24 hour supervision and training in self-care and independent living skills. Must be screened by DDS and meet requirements of the Illinois Department of Capitol Development Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health.

INDEPENDENT LIVING: An individual chooses an apartment or house in the community and maintains him/herself through employment and/or support systems.

ROOM AND BOARD SETTINGS: An individual chooses to live with others in a semi-supervised setting. Pays a fee to a landlord that includes housing, utilities and meals.

SHELTER CARE HOMES: An individual chooses to live with others in a setting that is supervised 24 hours a day.


Developmental Disability Services of Metro East (DDS)
2900 Frank Scott Parkway West, Suite 928
Belleville, IL 62223
Madison County: 618-656-9663
St. Claire County: 618-236-7957

The William BeDell Achievement and Resource Center (ARC)
400 S. Main
Wood River, IL 62095

Residential Options
#4 Emmie L. Kaus Lane
Alton, IL 62002
618-465-0044 ext 1601

Beverly Farm Foundation
6301 Humbert Road
Godfrey, IL 62035