Who We Are
Community Systems, Inc. is a four-state family of non-profit, tax exempt corporations whose MISSION is: helping persons with disabilities to find happiness in their own homes, in their personal relationships, and as contributing members of their community.
At Community Systems, Inc., we excel at helping persons with disabilities find happiness in their own homes, in their personal relationships and as contributing members of their community.
Our results-driven approach leads to lower social costs and a stronger, healthier community.
We are distinctive for our:
- dedication to individual supports planned one person at a time
- tenacity in helping persons with challenges to find success
- commitment to remain abreast of best practice, and our
- staunch belief that no one with disabilities need live in an institution.
In 1988, we asked an interview panel what additional support we could provide for their loved ones. One mother simply replied, “All I want is for Kathy to be happy.”
It is what we all seek, for ourselves and our families, and it became our corporate mission to which we remain dedicated today and into the future.
Happiness grows when it is shared.
Contact us to learn more about our organization and how it might help your loved one.
Community Systems is comprised of 4 distinct corporations; one for each of the states that CSI operates in, and a management company, Community Systems Support and Management Services, Inc., that supports all entities.
- CSI Connecticut
- CSI Delaware
- CSI Massachusetts
- CSI Virginia
- Community Systems Support and Management Services, Inc.
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. CSI-CT also has a special interest in supporting challenging young adults who have a need for residential supports.
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. 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).
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.
CSI-Virginia (created 1990) offers residential supports to persons with intellectual disabilities in Northern Virginia, 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. CSI-VA has endeavored to increase significantly the number of persons living 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.
Community Systems Support and Management Services (SAMS)
SAMS 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.
SAMS 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 also 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 fourth Strategic Plan (2015-2020) which encompasses succession planning for future generations of CSI leadership.
SAMS is now reaching outside of the CSI Family to provide consultation, training and leadership support to other organizations. Our proven methods, integrated values and commitment to excellence can help your organization to provide exceptional supports.
Supports we provide:
- Small Group Living
- Shared Living
- Supported Independent Living
- Case Management
- Supported Employment
- Structured Day Activities
We support people with:
- Autistic Disorder
- Developmental Disabilities
- Physical Challenges
- Behavioral Challenges
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Brain Injury
- Dual Diagnoses
Board of Directors:
- Andrienne Longobucco, Chair
- Amy Yenyo, JD, Vice Chair
- Brian Freedman
- Terri Hancharick
- Linda Marsh
- Lori Noto
- Ernie Messmer
- Mary Jane Theilhelm
- Amanda Ryan
- Janet Butler, President/CEO
- Guri Davis, COO
- Don Myers, CFO
Persons interested in reviewing CSI’s IRS 990 filings may do so on GuideStar.