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Become a Community Companion Home (CCH) licensee.

Individuals and families of all backgrounds are wanted for The Kennedy Center’s new Community Companion Home (CCH) program, offered through the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

CCH is an innovative residential program, offering individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to maintain independence, while thriving in a family environment.

How does it work?

  • The Kennedy Center matches licensees and individuals with disabilities, based on lifestyle, preferences and needs. When a potential match is identified, both sides agree to meet and will go through a trial transition, after which both must agree to complete the move in process.
  • The individual who lives in the home is assisted with daily tasks, building skills and independent living.
  • A licensee helps to ensure the individual’s health and medical needs are met and must comply with DDS regulations.
  • Licensees receive reimbursement for room and board, along with a stipend for care of the individual, based on the need.
  • The Kennedy Center provides consistent support comprised of nursing, behavior and case management.

How do I become a licensee?

  • Anyone interested in becoming a Community Companion Home licensee can contact The Kennedy Center's Community Companion Home Manager at 203-365-8522 ext. 2066 or email.
  • Applicants are required to complete an initial application process, including training, references, background checks and a home study interview.
  • When the initial application process is complete, the licensing division of the DDS Central Office will conduct and schedule an initial inspection of the home.