Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Lakeshore Community Services, Inc. offers the following programs and services to support individuals with intellectual disabilities and serious and persistent mental illness:

Community Homes

Spacious, bright single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods have been the trademark of the core service offered by Lakeshore Community Services. The agency has its roots in quality care for individuals with intellectual disabilities in settings well integrated in the local community.

Mental Health

Lakeshore’s Mental Health Services include Blended Case Management, Mobile Medication Monitoring and Housing Support. We serve approximately 700 adults ages 18 and over who have serious and persistent mental illnesses.  All programs support individuals by providing flexible, racially, culturally appropriate, consumer directed services.

Lifesharing Program

Our Lifesharing program was created to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, by matching a person in need with a participating family or individual. Lifesharing Providers open their home, sharing their love and friendship. Being welcomed into a family provides the individual in need a feeling of support, safety and belonging.

Supported Living Program

Our staff offer individuals with an intellectual disability the education and fortitude they need to negotiate with landlords, budget their money, or access available means of community assistance such as food stamps or medical care.

Life Skills

Not everyone gains a level of comfort in the daily regimen of a sheltered workshop or an adult activities center. For those who might struggle in a structured environment, Lakeshore Community Services offers Life Skills, a community-based day program tailored to each individual’s needs.

Adult Training Facility (ATF)

The ATF program provides a structured environment which works to address the unique needs of individuals with a great emphasis on developing daily living skills and prevocational development as well as providing occasions for social activities.

Community Based Day Program (CBDP)

We strive to involve consumers in the community through a variety of activities that will develop their social, emotional, and daily life skills.

Residential care for a well lived life.

Lakeshore Community Services provides care and support to more than 700 individuals.   Lakeshore is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Programs.  Lakeshore is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health.   Funding is provided by the Department of Human Services, Erie County Department of Human Services, Cameron and Elk Behavioral/Development Program, the McKean County Department of Human Services, Community Connections (formally known as Clearfield Jefferson Mental Health/Mental Retardation Programs), Forest Warren Department of Human Services, as well as grants from the community, and private contributions.