Developmental Disability Services

Catholic Charities provides safe, nurturing, and individualized residential programs and adult day services where persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities can reach the highest level of independence possible.

We strive to create programming that accommodates the special needs of each person while focusing on the acquisition and development of daily living skills. Personal goals, identified by our clients, are what drive each plan of care. Residents and other clients are encouraged to continue striving for greater self-sufficiency, self-confidence, and independence.

Residential Services

Catholic Charities operates nine licensed group residences and one supported living arrangement for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities across the Greater Hartford area. Each residence is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The objective of our residential services program is to support residents in their daily lives and assist them in developing a high level of independence as participating members of their community. The program also provides comprehensive behavioral support services, as well as day and vocational supports to individuals in the community or at home.

Adult Day Program

Conveniently located in a refurbished school in Newington, Catholic Charities helps cli­ents enjoy a full, well-rounded life. We provide opportunities to develop their personal interests and abilities in both the community and onsite by encouraging participation in personally relevant and enriching activities like gardening, cook­ing, arts and crafts, and job opportunities. Other classes focus on life skills train­ing, self-help, self-advocacy, health and wellness, safety skills and problem solving.

Catholic Charities is able to offer services in a location designed with learning in mind. The program is not only staffed by dedicated and caring professionals and partners, but also provides stress-free ease of access, plenty of parking, classroom spaces, a kitchen, a gymnasium, and a garden. Assistive technology and adaptive equipment help clients to meet their potential and achieve success on their own terms, particularly as they prepare to join the workforce.