We provide quality living arrangements for adults with developmental disabilities.

One of the most significant questions that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families face is the question of where to live. Creating an effective and person-centered residential service plan may seem overwhelming. It is important to remember that the St. Louis Arc offers several different kinds of residential services. We provide supports that promote independence, and ensure a safe, healthy environment for adults with disabilities.

Man standing in his kitchenCommunity-Based Homes

Community-based homes are located throughout St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and St. Charles where individuals receive 24-hour support while sharing an apartment or home with others. Residents of community-based homes are encouraged to participate as members in their local communities.


Connect guides adults, ages 25 and up, as they maximize their independence and plan for the future. For individuals interested in moving out on their own in the near future, or who already live on their own, the program can provide support. A variety of community and one-on-one supports are offered, including how to search for an apartment, finding a roommate, and budgeting. Additionally, opportunities are provided to connect with and build meaningful relationships in the community. Connect provides both Independent Supported Living Arrangements and private pay options. For more information on these programs, contact Beth Moeller, Director of Community Living at 314-817-2271.

Dautel Circle

Dautel Circle is a community of adults committed to social and community engagement. With 24-hour support, our emphasis is to maintain the health of each individual, and encourage family and social connections, while being a valued member of the community. We are committed to the well-being of your loved one, for as long as we can safely provide care.

Trained Staff

The St. Louis Arc offers ongoing staff training and education to meet the health and safety needs of residents. Every resident has unique needs and the St. Louis Arc sees the value in adapting and tailoring staff training to meet the needs of each individual and each home environment.

How to Get Started

While opportunities exist for private pay services, most people who receive residential services secure funding through the Department of Mental Health Medicaid Waiver Program. The first step to receiving residential services is to contact the St. Louis Regional Office. A Regional Office service coordinator will work with you and your family to obtain funding and to research and select a service provider that can meet your needs.

Once funding is secured and your referral is activated, the St. Louis Arc’s Residential Services staff will work with you to better understand the services offered and get acquainted. If it is a good opportunity for all and you choose to accept the services offered by the St. Louis Arc, we will work with you and your Regional Office support coordinator to plan the transition to your new service and supports.

To learn more about the St. Louis Arc’s Residential Services, contact Mary Anne Tolliver, Director of Aging Services, at 314-817-2218.