Community Living


Image Trinity's Community Living Programs are community homes and apartments for 1 to 8 individuals who have developmental disabilities. These homes, or CILAs (Community-Integrated Living Arrangements), are located in residential neighborhoods throughout the Southwest Chicago suburbs of Homewood, Park Forest, Frankfort, Matteson, Mokena, New Lenox, Lockport, Elwood, Naperville, Crete, Crest Hill, Wilmington, Braidwood, Manhattan, Aurora, and Joliet.  Additionally, Trinity has locations in Chicago and the Northwest suburb of DesPlaines, IL.  In the central area of the state, CILA services are available in Mascoutah and Peoria.  Finally, some residential services are also offerred in Reno, Nevada. Community Living Programs serve more than 500 persons with disabilities.

Each home is staffed by Independent Living Counselors, who support the persons living in the home to maintain their home and participate in the life of the community. Household duties are shared (to the extent possible and appropriate) by residents. In addition to participating in an Adult Learning Program, therapy program, or working at a job, program participants enjoy regular social activities, from going to a baseball game or attending a concert to something as routine as shopping at the grocery store. Persons served in the Community Living Programs are encouraged to become as capable and independent as possible in a learningful environment.

For more information on the CILA program, download the pamphlet, Living and Working in the Community (PDF).

If you need information regarding admission, contact Jennifer Klouse, Director of Admissions, by phone at 815.485.6197, or e-mail.

The following are the Community Living Networks and their Directors:

Community Living-Network 1 (Joliet, New Lenox, Mokena, Manhattan, Frankfort, Lockport):
Holly Janczak;301 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, Illinois 60451;
(815) 485-4781; e-mail:
Community Living-Network 2 (Wilmington, Braidwood):
Trudy Curtis; 1197 South Buchanan, Wilmington, Illinois 60481;
(815) 476-2015; e-mail:
Community Living-Network 3 (Homewood, New Lenox, Joliet, Mokena, Park Forest, Crete):
Michele Gossen; 301 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451;
(815) 462-3643;
Community Living-Network 4 (Lockport , Joliet, Naperville, Manhattan, Peoria):
Thane Dykstra; 301 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, Illinois 60451;
(815)717-1700; e-mail:
Community Living-Networks 5 + 6 (Joliet, Lockport, New Lenox):
Lisa Dillon; 301 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451;
(815) 485-6197;e-mail:
Community Living-Network 7 (Northwest IL) (DesPlaines, Chicago):
Jennifer Hodges; 2101 Oxford Court, DesPlaines, IL 60018;
(847) 299-2200; e-mail:
Community Living-Network 8 (Southwest IL) (Mascoutah):
Mike Lowry; 973 N. 6th Street, Mascuotah, IL 62258;
(618) 566-4200; e-mail:
Community Living Network 9 (Nevada Operations):
Trina Sieling; 240 S. Rock Blvd, Suite 133, Reno, Nevada 89502;
(775) 857-2500; e-mail: