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How many residential facilities does CLASS manage/operate?
CLASS operates three tri-plex facilities, three quad-plex facilities, three group home facilities, and manages four other housing facilities. The tri-plex facilities are three separate apartments on one building site, and are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg. The quad-plex facilities are four separate, two-bedroom apartments that are joined by a common living area, and are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg. The group home facilities are single, residential homes, in which four or more individuals reside together. The group home facilities are located in Columbus, Parsons, and Pittsburg.
CLASS also manages two additional housing facilities in Columbus, as well as a housing facility in Independence and a housing facility in Oswego.
Can I tour the CLASS Job Training Areas and see what kind of work and/or training that CLASS provides?
Yes, we love to show new people the type of work opportunities that we offer. Call Gretchen Andrews at or (toll free) to schedule a tour of the service center nearest you.
How many case managers work for CLASS?
CLASS currently employs 8 case managers and one case manager coordinator across our four-county service area.
The case manager coordinator specializes in serving those who are on the waiting list to receive services and those who privately pay for services.
Are any in-home services available to people who receive Shared Living services?
Shared Living Providers are responsible for finding persons to care for the hosted individual in the absence of the family. Anyone who provides care for the hosted individual must pass all required background checks before caring for the hosted individual. If a Shared Living Provider needs assistance in caring for the hosted individual, the Shared Living Provider is responsible for paying that caretaker out of the daily rate received for providing the Shared Living service. If you need assistance with this process, or have concerns about any behavioral issues, contact Chris Dial at 620.231.3131 or 800.479.0259 (toll free).
What are the basic requirements for a Shared Living Provider?
A Shared Living Provider must be able to pass all background and driver’s license checks, and the home must have a bedroom for the individual.