Residential Services

"We are really, really happy... it's the next best thing to home"

- Sharon & Galen Mendenhall

Residential Services provides both 24 hour support in group homes and intermittent support for individuals who choose to live independently or with their families.

Twenty-four hour services are provided in Effingham and Teutopolis in four group homes. Three are 8-bed Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes and one is an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICFDD/16).  Consumers work with their team to develop a plan outlining their personal choices and goals for a successful living experience. 

The intermittent support program provides services such as transportation to the grocery store or medical appointments and training in cooking, home maintenance, finances and safety.

Community Support Systems has been serving individuals residentially since 1982.


K C HouseMerchant HouseOakview HouseSmith House


Barb Rodgers, Director
Phone: 217-705-4300, Ext. 3761

Geri Buhnerkempe, Residential Coordinator
Phone: 217-705-4300, Ext. 3550