Community Living Program

L.I.F.E.'s Community Living Service program is designed to enhance the overall quality of life for Individuals with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities.

We offer a variety of Community Living Services throughout Baltimore County and the surrounding areas accommodating each participant needs. Supporting participants through community choices and innovative opportunities is the priority of Community Living Services.

Residential program

Our Community Living Program serves participants based on referrals from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Community Coordination Services (CCS), MMARS Inc., and other vested entities that may include Families / Guardians, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) or other Governmental or Public Agencies.

Community Living Services aim to provide active, community involvement tailored to the abilities and interests of the participants. L.I.F.E. Inc. believes that everyone has the right to live integrated, healthy lives in the community. Program themed events such as BBQs, Holiday Parties, and Formal Dances are also opportunities for social gathering and enjoyment.

Our Community Living Program provides the following services: Group Homes, Alternative Living Houses (ALU), Respite, Individual Supports Services (ISS), and Family Support Services (FSS). Our homes are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. We are licensed through the Developmental Disabilities Administration and State of Maryland Department of Health Office of Health Care Quality.

Our Community Living homes provide a family atmosphere with participants sharing responsibility for the appearance of the home. Participants are encouraged to integrate in their community through personal preferences and planned activities. Participation is determined by each Person-Centered Plan which includes annual goals for personal growth and progress towards increased independence.

Each participant has advocacy from an Individualized Multidisciplinary Team. Our highly trained staff include: Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), House Managers, Program Coordinators, Directors, 24/7 Nursing Supports, Dietary/ Nutritionist consultants, and Occupational / Physical Therapy as needed.

We recognize that some participants have greater needs and require additional assistance such as total care for all daily living task, behavioral management services, specialized diet preparations, and mobility assistance.

Community Living Services offered:

  • Person Centered Planning
  • Daily Living Skill
  • Personal Care
  • 24/7 Nursing Supports
  • Medication Administration/ Monitoring
  • Assistance with scheduling medical appointments
  • Nutritional Support
  • Meal Preparation
  • Community Integration / Recreation
  • Social interaction / Communication
  • Transportation
  • Benefits Management
  • Bank/Financial Literacy
  • Diversity and Culture Awareness
  • Meaningful Day Services
  • Adult Medical Day Services

Let L.I.F.E. help you find your home! Please let us personally introduce you to our Community Living Services:

Community Living Director: Shawan Murchison
Phone: 410-735-5433 ex 203
Fax: 443-931-3309
Email address: