This is an organization without direction and without competent leadership. Clients (generally the parents of developmentally disabled adult children) are snowed into believing that the challenged individuals in CLScare are competently cared for, while in fact, there is no substance in leadership, training or mission or talent. These parents cannot be excused either, for they see, as does the oversight committee and non-developmentally challenged decision makers, that the care for developmentally challenged individuals is overhwelmigly provided by teenagers and early twenties individuals without training or guidance, (or even maturity) from AmeriCorp! The qualifications for caregivers is virtually nil. If a person is breathing and willing and without criminal record, they qualify to care for vulnerable human beings. These supposed "caregfivers" can be anyone -- a teenage couple sleeping together and trying to figure out their own lives-- a married couple furthering their own agenda - a single person who is a hobo. These supposed "caregivers" are largely and historically individuals who have their own agendas and the care of their charges are secondary, at best. Also, and not secondarily, programs (and I use that term in the loosest possible context, because CLS does) are decided largely by board members who are parents of developmentally challenged clients without any clinical training, and It's a tragedy for the individuals cared for and for those who care about them. Horrible, just horrible administration and (sometimes) well-meaning board members with blinders receiving funds that are ill spent because of ignorance.
Cannot believe they continue to receive state funds.
Who will finally stand up for the developmentally challenged individuals in and under the care and state funding of CLS?
Someone needs to step in and insist on educated board members and clinically trained staffand oversight of this non profit. The individuals who suffer most are the innocent individuals because of this "organization's" willy-nilly haphazard approach to "care" for vulnerable individuals without a voice-- which is no skilled care at all. Horrible situation for the developmentally challenged young adults who have no voice. So tragic.