CLC is glad to be working with Macy's!
July 13, 2017
Mary Isabelle Wagner, founder of Community Living Centers,was a special education teacher and the mother of a developmentally disabled son.
In the late 1960’s Mary Wagner was a part of the movement to de-institutionalize individuals with developmental disabilities. She was a pioneer in the field, and opened her first group home in 1968 to 6 clients, and her family resided with them.
By the 1980’s, CLC had expanded to six privately owned and licensed group homes with a waiting list of over 100.
Today, CLC owns and operates 11 group homes supporting special needs individuals 24 hours per day, and provides support services to special needs individuals living in their own community based homes and apartments. We now employ more than 130 direct care givers, medical coordinators, program managers and office staff.
Our mission is to provide enriching opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals that respects and supports each individual’s success and growth through making personal choices in an atmosphere of success. Our goal is to provide safe and comfortable homes that are welcomed in their communities. We actively promote wellness of body, mind, and spirit by providing an enriching environment of opportunities for all of our residents.
We are committed to achieving a standard of excellence by being an embraced member of the community and by maintaining the trust, confidence and support of the individuals we serve, making us the home where everyone wants to live.
With your help we can continue making a difference in these people lives! Giving them the tools and support they need to live out a life amongst their peers in the community. We are all neighbors and we should all be there for one another when they need it.