The Transitional Living Center (TLC) is designed for residents of the Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) Region that have a desire to live in an environment where they will create and carry out a plan to a stable, affordable living arrangement that meets their needs. Residents may stay up to 90 days at the TLC while they work to complete the steps necessary to reach the goals identified in their transition plan. During that time they will connect to a network of resources including a regional service coordinator. The program is designed to primarily serve Franklin, Hardin, Hamilton, and Marshall Counties; however, individuals from other counties within CICS are eligible for admission at the discretion of CICS. The maximum occupancy at the Transitional Living Center will be four at a time.

Admission Criteria

The TLC is available to individuals with a developmental disability, intellectual disability, or mental health diagnosis, 18 years old and a resident of CICS. People with substance abuse diagnosis are welcome as long as there is a co-occurring intellectual disability or mental health diagnosis. All participants in the program must meet CICS eligibility requirements.

All participants will need to be able to take care of their bathing, dressing, feeding, mobility, and hygiene needs. Limited supports may be implemented in this area.

Placement is voluntary and centers around identifying a plan to transition to a stable, affordable living arrangement that meets participant’s needs and participating in completing the goals to fulfill the plan.