Resources for Community Living (RCL) offers affordable housing options and individualized support services for special needs adults or physical disabilities. The purpose of the services is to allow persons with disabilities to live independently in homes or apartments throughout the community. Affordable Housing – Using both the shared housing approach and independent apartments, RCL helps people with disabilities to locate and lease homes and apartments within the community. Because these housing arrangements are not owned by RCL (each participant signs his/her own lease), participants have greater control over their own lives. Housing arrangements through RCL are not group-oriented; therefore, the stigma that is often associated with group homes and other congregate living arrangements is non-existent. In fact, the individual’s new neighbors may not even know that the RCL participant has a disability.
Individualized Support Services – Trained staff members provide individualized skill instruction and support services that are designed to increase independence, allowing participants to remain in their community. These support services may include money management, using public transportation, cooking, nutrition, safety, case management and other necessary skills. RCL also aids in linking participants with other community members, resources and activities to help them to become active and contributing members of their communities.
RCL Registered charity number 363922154