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About Us

About Us

Our mission is to provide an individualized, quality continuum of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities



Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Have a positive impact on another’s life. Donate to Community Living, Inc., today and help us help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Frederick Maryland community pursue their dreams.


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CLI strives to provide an individualized, quality continuum of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We ensure the people we serve have equitable access to the same opportunities as does the community at large, and we do so in a fiscally and responsible manner.


Community Living, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a not-for-profit agency, providing residential and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Frederick County. We began with two homes owned by the State of Maryland, each with six to eight residents. These people had been living at home with their families, or at the Rosewood Center and Henrytown institutions outside of Baltimore.



Why give to Community Living?
Your gift to Community Living helps to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the means for them to beautify their home, participate in recreational activities, or take a vacation they may not otherwise be able to take. Gifts to CLI include:

Financial Contributions
In Kind Donations
Special Gifts
Your time and expertise
Our fundraising activities (i.e. the Snowflake Campaign for holiday gifts, Irish Fest for a new wheelchair-use van) directly benefit people we support.


Community Living publishes the newsletter, Connections, so you can keep track of what’s happening with the organization. Sign up to receive a free electronic copy of our newsletter and stay apprised of what’s happening with our organization and your community.


“Two years ago CLI began helping me at Dublin Roasters Coffee. My first task was to paint the 3,700 square feet of walls,which they did. Then I needed help moving 40,000 pounds of green coffee beans and they were there for that task also. Now that we are established,they have settled into a wonderful routine of bagging and weighing beans, stocking shelves, creative tasks, cleaning dishes, flavoring coffee beans, and grinding coffee beans. I highly recommend this agency and their staff to help your business. I could not have grown to where we are today without their help.”

–Serina Roy, owner/CEO/roaster, Dublin Coffee Roasters, on CLIWorks, a vocational day program at CLI for people with developmental disabilities.