Community Living Arrangements

AS resdidential Community Living Arrangements or "CLAs" are homes in the community where one to three adults reside. Direct Support Professionals, working on a shift basis, provide the level of support and supervision tailored to the specific needs and choices of the individuals who reside in each home. Employee support is over 30 hours a week per home, and is, in most cases, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Direct Support Professionals teach skills to promote increasing levels of independence, choice and control in one's life and support each person to live a meaningful, inclusive life within their community. These homes are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and have City of Philadelphia Office of Developmental Programs oversight. For more information, please contact Felicia Brosius at 215.612.7612 or email

Supported Living Arrangements

Supported Living is an option for individuals with developmental disabilities who are capable of living safely and well with 29 hours or less of direct staff support per week. Supported Living services are based on an individual's preference for lifestyle, schedule and support needs. Support is flexible to adjust to each individual's changing needs, wants, and aspirations. Supported Living at SPIN is personalized assistance to increase independence and life satisfaction provided by support employees who care about and respect each person.

For more information, please contact Felicia Brosius at 215.612.7612 or email



lifesharingLifesharing is an opportunity for a person with disabilities to live as a valued member of a family. The mission of Lifesharing is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by matching those who choose this lifestyle with a family or individual who opens their home, who will share their love and friendship in a positive and supportive way.

The Lifesharing Provider is screened, trained, and supervised by SPIN. The Provider actively supports the individual's lifestyle choices and existing relationships, while supporting them in new relationships and meaningful activities as part of a family. For more information, please contact Joy Marshall at 267.446.4386 or email




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