Community Living Arrangements (CLA) is a non-profit agency providing community-based services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Verland CLA homes are located throughout Western Pennsylvania spreading across Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, and Mercer Counties.
CLA homes provide a familial atmosphere while providing 24-hour supports to the individuals who reside in the home. At Verland, each CLA home is centered on the unique needs of the individuals we serve. CLA homes promote independence through the use of assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and ensuring homes meet the physical needs of each individual.
Verland provides an “Everyday Lives Lifestyle” with person-centered programming that is specific to each individual’s interests and needs. Highly-trained Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) assure the health and safety of each individual and assist individuals in performing activities of daily living. Verland DSPs accompany individuals on a variety of activities
including bowling, shopping, movies, and dining out. Verland also encourages individuals to participate in meaningful work through competitive employment, vocational training, and volunteer opportunities.
In addition to the adult Resident Services and Community Support Services, Verland CLA also qualifies to provide out-of-home Respite Care Services when vacancies are available in our group homes. Verland CLA can provide 31 days of Respite Care in a calendar year. In addition, an individual who is admitted under Respite Care can become a permanent resident, if he/she chooses to do so, and is compatible with the other individuals in the home.