Allen County



Shared Living

In the Shared Living Model (also known as Professional Family Teaching Model), an individual lives with a carefully screened and trained host family in a nurturing home environment. This arrangement is similar to a private home experience to provide an individual with the most independence and best quality of life.

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Day Services

Day Services are adult programs and activities that provide meaningful opportunities designed to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Individuals enrolled in Day Services participate in a variety of activities at our centers and in the community and can enjoy learning opportunities such as daily-living skills, health and recreation programs, and volunteering opportunities.

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Family Teaching

The Family Teaching Model uses a range of staffing strategies to accommodate the various support needs of people who live in the home. Most Family Teaching Model residences are duplexes where individuals with disabilities live on one side, and the Family Teacher lives on the other. 

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Our Process

How To Get Started with GoodLife

1. Complete a Contact Form
2. Our Director of Admissions will follow up with you to talk about about your options with GoodLife
3. If GoodLife is a fit for you, we'll discuss next steps and get you started with the applications process

We understand that getting started with services can be overwhelming. We’ll help guide you through every step of our application process and make sure you feel comfortable with the transition into GoodLife’s services. Our application process is extensive so we can ensure that every resident is placed where they will thrive.

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Stephanie Thorne

Stephanie Thorne

Director of Admissions

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Linh Nguyen

Director of South Kansas Regional Services

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Dakota Gehrer

Assistant Regional Director of South Kansas Services

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- Allison, Parent of Shared Living Resident

"As Tom got older, his behaviors and needs reached a point where Trip and I knew we were not able to provide him care at the level he needed to live his best life...While it’s hard some days to think that our son does not live with us, it’s a comfort for Trip and I to know that we made the best decision for his future while we can. We know that Tom is in a stable home and well-cared for, and if or when anything happens to us, that won’t change.

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Welcome to the GoodLife!

Great news! After 44 years serving individuals with disabilities, CLO has expanded its mission under a new parent company called GoodLife Innovations, Inc. New name, new website, same belief: a purposeful life of choice, dignity, and independence is possible for those with diverse abilities. Come along as we continue to make a meaningful difference.

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