Supports for Community Living Waiver Program provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities to support them to live in his or her own home (or with family) or in an agency supported home in the community rather than in an institution. A person who qualifies for the SCL waiver may choose to manage his or her own supports though an agency provider (traditional), manage qualified services themselves (Participant Directed Services), or through a blended approach.
All participants choose a case manager who assists them to develop a Person-Centered Plan of Care. This process includes developing a vision for a life that addresses what is important to the person (where to live, work, worship and play) as well what is important for their health and safety. Supports and services are designed to assist the person to live, work, and participate in their community in a way meaningful to them.
How can I apply for SCL?
The first step is to complete an application called a MAP 620. You may get the application form by contacting your local Community Mental Health Center or by visiting the Supports for community Living website . There is an extensive waiting list for the SCL waiver. Depending on the person’s needs and living situation, the individual will be placed on one of three levels – emergency, urgent or future planning. To be added to the list, people must complete a MAP 620, and provide the requested documentation.