Residential and Community Support Services

Eliot’s residential and community support programs for adults with developmental disabilities expand each person’s unique capabilities, strengths and preferences

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With five group homes in our Residential Program network, Eliot serves individuals with a range of needs and abilities. A hallmark of our network is the attractive, clean and well-appointed homes in neighborhood settings. An array of leisure and social activities, nutrition and exercise consultation, and support groups are available to all individuals. All services are individualized and person centered.

Eliot promotes the vision that an individual’s home is defined primarily by the individuals who live there and that policies, practices and expectations must respect and support a person’s culture, ethnicity, chosen lifestyle, affiliations, and activities.


We also  provide Community Supports for men and women living independently in the communities of Arlington, Bedford, Billerica, Dedham, Lawrence, Medford, and Woburn. Supports provided are based on individual preferences, emphasizing self-determination and individual control. A full range of community activities is offered to foster the development of a strong social network of caring relationships.

Community Supports also works with families in surrounding communities, to provide them with supports to care for their loved ones at home. We also work with Host families that open their homes to individuals in a shared living environment when they do not have family to assist them. Staff provide family support and opportunities for individuals to connect to their communities and develop personal skills and competencies. Our programs subscribe to the belief that every person must have the opportunity to live and work in the community of their choice, to promote their maximum level of independence. Program staff work in partnership with community organizations to build positive and comprehensive support networks and create opportunities for individuals to grow to their fullest potential.

We promote additional family involvement through our Residential Advisory Board. The board meets quarterly with program managers and senior staff. They are involved in the development of consumer satisfaction surveys as well as monitoring of quality at our residential homes.

For more information, please contact DD-ABI@Eliotchs.org