A Step Toward Independence

At New Star, our experienced intake and community living staff take extra care when helping you find the right living solution. We understand that the question of whether or not adult consumers should remain living at home or move into a more independent living arrangement is often one of the most challenging decisions guardians, family members, and their loved ones face.

From your first step to your door step, we provide the information you need
to feel confident in your decision to move forward.


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When it comes to residential care, one size does not fit all. That’s why we offer a full spectrum of residential options that balance our consumers’ desire for independence with their needs for supervised care.

Intermittent Community Living Arrangements (I-CILA)
New Star’s I-CILA program provides services for individuals who live independently but still need outside supports. Some of our consumers in the I-CILA program live in our independent living apartments, while others live in their own residence. I-CILA participants are assigned their own coordinator and personal support worker who help them achieve the goals listed in their Individual Support Plan.

Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA)
New Star has 21 agency-controlled CILA’s and two non-agency controlled CILA’s. Each houses six-eight adults and is integrated into lovely neighborhoods throughout the Chicagoland area, including Crete, Flossmoor, Thornton, Matteson, South Holland and Park Forest.

Our CILA residents take great pride in their homes. They enjoy decorating their own bedrooms, suggesting weekly activities and outings, and planning menus. They are responsible for their own laundry and personal care (according to skill level), and share daily chores associated with overall household management.

Each of our residential facilities is licensed by the Department of Human Services. Our residents have access to a wide array of services including 24 hour staff supervision, nursing services, transportation, dietary consultation, and behavior and psychiatric counseling – all of which are designed to assist each individual in maintaining the highest possible level of independent living.

Privately-Owned Group Homes
New Star is the first organization within Chicago’s south and southwest suburban area to serve as an in-home support services provider for privately-owned group homes. This residential option provides flexibility for families and guardians looking for structured and safe supports, which include 24 hour care.

To learn more about how New Star’s residential solutions can work for you, contact Graig Gillis at