Community Living Service’s Wayne County Division

Community Living Service’s Wayne County division, located in Wayne, Michigan, provides supports for people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wayne County. We assist people in developing a Person-Centered Plan and then create an individualized budget based on that plan. Our contract with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) is designed to assist people in developing and controlling individualized budgets to pay for their authorized supports and services. This puts the resources in the hands of people and their families so they can judge whether the services are of good value to them so they can make their own life decisions.

CLS connects people/families with qualified individuals and Provider agencies and can assist in the interview process to help people decide who they would like to provide their services and supports. A Fiscal Intermediary will then make payments on the person’s/family’s behalf for the services chosen and will provide a monthly report, so everyone knows how much their services cost and how much money is left in their individualized budget. This offers flexibility and creativity regarding how to use the financial resources and whom to choose for services and supports.