State Supported Living Services Program

Age 18 & Up

The State Supported Living Services program is designed to provide supports to individuals with I/DD to remain in their community. This program often supports those who can live independently with limited supports and are not eligible for HCBS Medicaid Waiver programs. This program also includes pre-enrollment supports for those enrolling into I/DD HCBS programs.

To qualify:

  1. Are eighteen (18) years of age or older
  2. Have residency in the State of Colorado
  3. Have been determined to have an intellectual or developmental disability pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Colorado Code of Regulations

For certain State SLS supports, additional criteria may apply and eligibility for the State-SLS program does not guarantee the availability of services and supports under this program

Services & Supports

Individuals on the State SLS Program can access the same services available on the HCBS-SLS Waiver, including:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Behavioral Services
  • Day Programming
  • Dental
  • Hippotherapy
  • Home Accessibility Adaptations
  • Home Delivered Meals 
  • Homemaker
  • Life Skills Training 
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mentorship
  • Movement Therapy
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Personal Care Services
  • Personal Emergency Response
  • Prevocational Services
  • Recreational Facility Fees/Passes
  • Respite
  • Specialized Medical Equipment/Supplies
  • Supported Employment/Job Coaching
  • Transition Services
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Vision

Additional State SLS Services & Supports

Pre-enrollment supports for Individuals waiting for HCBS waiver enrollment: Eligible individuals may receive supports and services identified in the HCBS-SLS Waiver under State SLS Funding until their waiver enrollment is complete.

Supports for Individuals Experiencing Temporary Hardships in situations where alternative community supports and natural supports have been exhausted, State SLS may be a resource to help eligible individuals experiencing temporary hardships with supports such as:

  • Payment of utilities up to $1,000 per fiscal year
  • Emergency Food Assistance up to $400 per fiscal year
  • Pest Infestation Abatement up to $2,000 per fiscal year
  • Assistance with housing application fees and initial housing costs

Supporting Independence in the Community: State-SLS may be utilized to provide an individual found eligible for or enrolled in an HCBS Medicaid waiver, with a one-time payment or acquisition of needed household items, in the event the Client is moving into a residence as defined in Section 8.500.93.A.(7).

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