Community Living Alternatives, Corp. (CLA) is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit charitable organization operating exclusively in Northern Virginia since 1989.   

CLA's mission is to enhance the quality of life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing community-based personalized residential support services.

We challenge assumptions and expand the boundaries of what is possible through the following values:

- Involving individuals and families in the design, operation and monitoring of services;
- Recruiting, training and developing caring direct support staff;
- Tirelessly advocating for person-centered services;
- Fostering the development of functional life skills;
- Maintaining family-sized homes in the individual's own community;
- Fostering the development of relationships with other community members;
- Striving for continuous improvement.