Community Systems is comprised of 5 distinct divisions; one for each of the states that CSI operates in, and a Division of Management and Support Services that oversees the entire company's operation.
- CSI Connecticut
- CSI Delaware
- CSI Massachusetts
- CSI Virginia
- Division of Management & Support Services
CSI-Connecticut (created 1987) offers residential, employment, and volunteer/community experience supports on behalf of the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. The personal profiles of many supported persons include dual diagnoses (ID/MI); others have intensive and multiple physical health needs. Recently, CSI-CT has also begun providing assessment and behavioral support services to children living with their families. CSI-CT also has a special interest in supporting challenging teens who have need for residential supports.
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CSI-Delaware (created 1984) offers residential supports on behalf of the Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS), Department of Health and Social Services. Persons live in small group residences, or more frequently now, individually in apartments of their own choosing. CSI-DE has recently been invited to take over two existing homes from another vendor and agreed to do so. Frequently, CSI-DE is also asked to support persons with challenging behaviors discharged involuntarily from elsewhere, persons to whom CSI gives a special and long-term commitment, helping them find success and happiness. The personal profiles of several persons supported include intellectual disabilities, together with mental illness (ID/MI).
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CSI-Massachusetts (created 1988) offers residential, supported employment, and individualized community activity supports on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation and the Massachusetts Commission of the Blind. CSI-MA has adapted several residential models. Persons live in small group residences, shared living, and supported living, the latter receiving less than 24 hour supports. CSI-MA also provides case management supports to children living with their families, as well as adults living with and without their families. Among those receiving supports from CSI-MA are persons with deaf/blindness, Prader Willi Syndrome, and persons with multiple physical disabilities.
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CSI-Virginia (created 1990) offers residential supports to persons with intellectual disabilities who are citizens of area jurisdictions, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, as well as the City of Alexandria. CSI-VA also offers drop-by residential supports to persons with acquired brain injury on behalf of Brain Injury Services, Inc., Fairfax, VA. Currently, CSI-VA is endeavoring to increase significantly the number of persons living independently in their own homes (having moved from CSI-supported group homes) with varied supports as appropriate. Persons supported include those with challenging behaviors, dual diagnoses (ID/MI) and Prader Willi Syndrome.
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The Division of Management and Support Services (DMSS) is CSI’s organizational alternative to a traditional headquarters office. Business and human resource management functions are decentralized to each state’s CSI office, a purposeful decision early in CSI’s organizational development.
CSI/DMSS focuses principally upon strategic planning, cross-state corporate policy development, financial management oversight, program evaluation/quality assurance, and support of and liaison to the Boards of Directors. Corporate officers are readily available to CSI Executive Directors daily. While each CSI has characteristic distinctions, Executive Directors collaborate cross-state to remain abreast of the state-of-the-best practice and to evaluate CSI program quality.
Currently, corporate officers are engaged in implementation of CSI’s second Strategic Plan (2005-10) which encompasses succession planning for future generations of CSI leadership.