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Community Living And Support Services

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The mission of CLASS is to support people with disabilities as they explore options, participate in the community, and strive toward equality. We are "WORKING TOWARD A COMMUNITY WHERE EACH BELONGS."

The vision of CLASS is to be the provider of choice for people with disabilities and their families; to be the employer of choice for new and existing staff; and to be the investment of choice for individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

Guiding Principles
We support the uniqueness, wholeness and dignity of each person. We shall strive to respond to the individual needs and preferences of each person we support and serve.
We enthusiastically advocate for the rights of people with disabilities so they may fully participate in and contribute to community life. This includes enjoying a secure home, family, friends, education, services, and work they find meaningful.
We view all human life as having equal and unconditional value. Each life should be nurtured, respected, celebrated, and fulfilled.
We support the life-long process of personal growth and development of all people.
We will take every opportunity to educate others and to advocate for the basic civil rights of people with disabilities:
"The Right to prevention, early diagnosis and proper care.
The right to a barrier-free environment and accessible transportation.
The right to necessary assistance given in a way that promotes independence.
The right to a choice of lifestyle and residential alternatives.
The right to an income for a lifestyle comparable to the able-bodied.
The right to training and employment as qualified.
The right to petition social institutions for just and humane treatment.
The right to self-esteem."
~ Bill of Rights for the Disabled

We emphasize cooperation in getting things done through and with the people we serve.
We vigilantly adhere to these values.
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Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.