Residential Services

Residential Walk

We help people with disabilities live independently.

Our staff help individuals successfully live in the community, in the least restrictive environment possible. We provide the following services to clients that live independently in the community, in their own home or with family members, or START's Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes.

• Training in independent living skills • Assistance in seeking housing
• Transportation • Referrals to other agencies
• Crisis intervention • Problem solving guidance
• Financial resource assistance • Participation in community activities
Cooking in the CILA

START staff will train you in independent living skills including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and shopping.
Travel from the CILA

START provides transportation, as appropriate, to doctor's appointments, to community agencies, and to specific events and activities.
Counseling as needed.

In conjunction with the Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services, START provides crisis intervention, counseling as needed, and 24/7 ON CALL services.
Payee Services

Staff provide financial resource assistance such as payee services and help in applying for Public Assistance, Social Security, Supplimental Security Income.
Need more space

When you are ready to seek appropriate housing and choose residential alternatives, staff will assist you in that process.
Help with counseling

Staff will make referrals to other agencies for counseling and other services you may need.
Guidance for solutions

Solutions to everyday problems can be at times overwhelming. Staff will provide guidance for your solution.
Having fun in the community

You will be encouraged by START staff to participate in a number of community activities.

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be 18 years of age or older,
  • must have a diagnosed Developmental disability,
  • must exhibit behavior that does not constitute a threat to self or others, and
  • must meet Medicare Waiver eligibility.

What is a developmental disability?

Developmental disability is a term used to describe life-long, disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical or combination of mental and physical impairments, manifested prior to age 18. The term is used most commonly to refer to disabilities affecting daily functioning in three or more of the following areas:

  • capacity for independent living
  • economic self-sufficiency
  • learning
  • mobility
  • receptive and expressive language
  • self-care
  • self-direction

How do we apply?

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) may be able to provide you with assistance or help you plan for your future needs. You must first meet with an Independent Service Coordination Agency (ISC) to see if you are eligible for services.

Let IDHS know about your need for services by signing up with the State of Illinois Developmental Disabilities web site.

Or, contact:

Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services

Developmental Disabilities

519 S Locust St, PO Box 588
Centralia, IL 62801

Phone: (618) 532-4300
TTY: (618) 532-4300
Toll Free: (800) 828-7422