Creative Community Living provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to create an environment where everyone is valued and challenged to reach his or her full potential.
SLICING TOMATOES -- One of Zach Volk's jobs at Burger King is slicing tomatoes to put on sandwiches at the El Dorado business. He has been employed part time at Burger King for a year and likes his job. Read more about Zach in the fall newsletter listed in the blue column at the right.
Creative Community Living is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an environment where everyone is valued and challenged to reach his or her full potential. Our goal is to help individuals enjoy more choices, independence, productivity and community inclusion. With those options, their lives can be changed.
Staff members help individuals enrich their lives by assisting with personal care, teaching life skills and coordinating community outings and activities.
Residences are located in neighborhoods of the south-central Kansas cities of Winfield, Arkansas City and El Dorado. Administrative offices and day centers are in Winfield and El Dorado.
CCL was organized in 1996 by parents and guardians of Winfield State Hospital and Training Center residents after the Kansas Legislature voted to close the hospital. The board of directors must include some members who have developmental disabilities or are a relative or legal guardian of someone with developmental disabilities.
About 135 men and women currently receive services from approximately 280 staff members. Many of the individuals have extraordinary needs and require more services than typically provided by organizations serving the developmentally disabled. However, programs have also been developed to meet the needs of people with fewer disabilities.