About Us

Community Living Arrangements, Inc. came into existence in the fall of 1985 in response to a need for a local provider to offer residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. Since then, Community Living Arrangements has been a licensed NFP 501(c)(3) organization through the IRS.

Our motto of TEAM (Teach, Engage, Achieve, Maintain) helps C.L.A. deliver the highest quality of care, while providing a strong support system for each one of our residents and guardians.

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Because we view our residents as an extension of our own families, making sure they feel safe and secure while knowing you are cared for and not simply cared about, is of utmost importance to us.  Providing the highest possible care is our primary focus.

CLA began with two eight-person homes in Walworth County, WI.  In 1990, the agency made a decision to expand into other counties, providing services to more severely handicapped individuals.  Currently, CLA operates four Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF) and ten Adult Family Homes (AFH).  As of January 2014, CLA operates fourteen homes in six counties which provides comfort and safety to over sixty five residents.

Current Assisted Living Memberships


Wisconsin Quality Coalition

The Wisconsin Quality Coalition (MetaStar)  is a statewide learning and action network sponsored by MetaStar that provides its members with the opportunity to share and collaborate with other organizations that are focusing on preventing and reducing health care-acquired conditions and improving quality. MetaStar is a nonprofit quality improvement organization dedicated to ensuring the healthiest lives possible. We work with health care providers to continually improve the quality of care. We do it by being an independent, credible resource for improvement. At MetaStar, we believe health encompasses physical, mental and social well-being. We believe all health care should be patient-centered, safe, effective, timely, efficient and equitable.
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Wisconsin Assisted Living Association

Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA) is the premier and largest statewide association for Wisconsin’s assisted living industry in supporting providers and in enhancing the best quality of life for residents in assisted living in Wisconsin through advocacy, education, communication, and quality initiatives. Wisconsin Assisted Living Association’s mission is to support providers in enhancing the best quality of life for residents in assisted living in Wisconsin through advocacy, education, communication, and quality initiatives.

WALA subscribes to a ten-point philosophy of care. We believe that every provider should be:

  1. Offering cost-effective quality care that is personalized for individual needs
  2. Fostering independence for each resident
  3. Treating each resident with dignity and respect
  4. Promoting the individuality of each resident
  5. Allowing each resident choice of care and lifestyle
  6. Protecting each resident’s right to privacy
  7. Nurturing the spirit of each resident
  8. Involving family and friends, as appropriate, in care planning and implementation
  9. Providing a safe, residential environment
  10. Making the assisted living residence a valuable community asset


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