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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.

FINDING THE ANSWER — Charlotte Hendricks talks with case manager Tracy Lawson in her CCL office in El Dorado. Since Charlotte participates in many activities in the day center, she sees her case manager most week days. See the CCL Flyer newsletter in the blue strip at right to read more about CCL’s case management program. (Jane Sandbulte photo)

About Us

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. At least 60 percent of the 14-member board of directors is made up of parents and guardians of individuals 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.