Who Are We?
Community Living Services of Oakland County (CLS/OC) is
a non-profit organization that promotes community inclusion,
full citizenship and a self-determined life for people with
We are strongly focused on person-centered planning, meaning
you plan for your future with people important to you.
CLS/OC believes in:
• Family preservation
• The importance of community
• Flexible service and funding
• Partnerships that actively include individuals and families
• New approaches and creative methods of supports.
CLS/OC promotes the principles of Self-Determination to
assist people, one by one, in gaining a more meaningful life.
Is to assist and advocate for each person to have the supports they want and need:
• To exercise control and authority over their lives
• To live a life of freedom, opportunity and relationships as family, friends
• To share in full community citizenship
People will fully participate in their communities and
have a quality of life which comes from freedom and
its responsibilities, the authority to make their own decisions and the financial resources to implement them.
|IN THE NEWS:
Advocates testify in front of legislators in Lansing
about disability issues
Move Over Leno and Letterman, Oakland County Show is Stiff Competition!!!!
|Several representatives from Oakland County rally on the steps in Lansing to show their support for people with disabilities.
Elizabeth Martin displays her beautiful, handmade artwork while attending a recent conference. Elizabeth has her own microbusiness which she created with the help of several family members.
Rochester Hills resident P.J. DeCuir takes time out from his classes at Oakland University
to relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of opera.
David Taylor attended "The Walk A Mile in My Shoes" Rally in Lansing in May. David has also testified in front of
Lansing lawmakers on behalf of people with disabilities.
Our contract with the Oakland County Community
Mental Health Authority is designed to assist you in
developing and controlling an individualized budget to pay
for authorized supports and services. This puts resources in
your hands so you can make your own life choices. CLS/OC
provides you with qualified individuals and agencies and if requested,
assists you in interviewing those that you select. CLS/OC makes payments
for services you choose and handles payroll functions on
your behalf. This offers you flexibility, creativity and
innovation when it comes to choosing your own
community supports and services.