Beginning in 2009 Community Link began offering residential services and supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The support model is developed on the basis of stated preference and individual need. Host homes, when a person / family provides a home for an individual have been our dominant residential service model. The people we serve indicate they enjoy being in a family environment. Some people prefer a setting when a person shares an apartment/home with another individual in more of a roommate situation. This is referred to as a Companion option and is the preferred option for our younger customers. More recently Home Link has added the Family Caregiver option to those families who want to provide support to their relative with a developmental disability. Because Community Link is committed to community integration, no group homes will be considered as an appropriate service offering. Home Link services and supports are guided by our mission, “to actively support the inclusion of individuals with disabilities within our community.”