Supported Community Living
Supported Community Living is a specialized community-based program for adults with disabilities who choose to live independently, or who have the goal of independent living in the next few years. It offers one-on-one support to increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency, facilitating an individual's achievement of his or her personal goals. Through SCL programming, North Star addresses the desires, abilities, needs, health, and safety of people living in their own homes or apartments in the community.
North Star’s SCL services utilizes a person-centered approach and provides support and education in:
- Independent Living
- Daily Living Skills and Self-Care
- Money management and budgeting
- Menu-planning, shopping, cooking
- Medication management, follow-through with health providers orders
- Home maintenance
- Home and community safety
- Problem-solving and time management
- Social skills
- Scheduling appointments, accessing transportation
- Establishing and using a natural support network.
- Accessing leisure and recreational opportunities
North Star provides CDAC and Respite programs, which are overseen by the SCL program.
CDAC (Consumer-Directed Attendant Care):
Allows eligible persons to obtain in-home assistance with personal care and activities of daily living to increase or maintain independence at home in the community.
Allows eligible persons to receive the necessary care to give temporary relief to the usual caregiver, allowing someone to remain in their current living situation.
In the persons home, or in the community; typically, within a 30-mile radius of a North Star office location. Offices are in Marshalltown, Mason City, New Hampton, Vinton, Waterloo, and Waverly. Counties served include (but are not limited to) Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Grundy, Iowa, Marshall, Mitchell, and Tama. Call to inquire if services are provided in your area.
Services are funded through: Medicaid HCBS – BI Waiver, ID Waiver, Home-Based Habilitation Services, County or Region Funding, or Private Pay. Other options are also available for CDAC and Respite Services: Medicaid HCBS – PD Waiver, Elderly Waiver, Health & Disability Waiver, or AIDS/HIV Waiver. Call for other options.
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: (319) 236-0901
Fax: (319) 236-3701
Assistant Director: Julie Cunningham
219 20th Street NW
Waverly, IA 50677
Phone: (319) 352-1425
Fax: (319) 352-1426
Director of Waverly Center: Colette Ruth
951 N. Linn, #1
New Hampton, IA 50659
Phone: (641) 394-4535
Fax: (641) 394-6335
Assistant Director: vacant (contact Colette Ruth 319-345-1425)
202 - 1st St. SE, Ste. 204
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 494-2540
Fax: (641) 494-2563
Assistant Director: Heidi Berg
307 W. Main Street, #4
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (641) 754-4842
Fax: (641) 754-4849
Assistant Director: Krista Prior
105 West 5th Street
Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: (319) 472-4246
Fax: (319) 472-4924
Service Coordinator: Sydney Robertson