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When my husband and I were contemplating transitioning Brian from the Rosewood Center in Baltimore about 18 years ago, we didn't really know much about the options that were avaialble to us.

For many parents, the decision to move their adullt child with a developmental disability from their home to the care of another is a difficult one. For some who made such decisions long ago, it is.........

Before taking up residence with Center for Social Change nearly 18 years ago, Edwin B. had lived both of his sisters. But, Edwin's behaviors, which led to frequent hospitalizations, had made this......

Janet N’s mother remembers the changes that took place in their lives after Janet became sick.  When it was clear to her mom that she wouldn't be able to ...............

Rick Z. came to Center for Social Change nearly twelve years ago in a way that is not so typical. Rick had been receiving supports for another provider agency in Carroll County.........

Janine R’s parents knew they needed help by the time they first met with Center for Social Change. They had already arranged privately for someone to care for Janine but.............


Alternative Living Unit (ALU)


ALU is the residential program for individuals with severe and profound disabilities. An ALU is a home or an apartment that accommodates up to three individuals. 24-hour staff supervision includes assistance with health related appointments, clothing and grocery shopping, social activities, and special events. The home is licensed by the Office of Health Care Quality, the licensing and monitoring agency of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Maryland. Each home meets the quality standards of State regulations which determine ongoing residential programs for individuals with disabilities. 

To learn more about the program, contact Dana Dimas, Director of Programs at 410.579.6789, or email, or write to: Center for Social Change Administrative Office 6600 Amberton Drive Elkridge, MD 21075
 Telephone: 410.579.6789, 1.800.269.0383