Clinton County Community Connections, Inc. provides quality services while developing other options and supports to promote movement towards the individual's optimum level of independence.
To create opportunities for adults to reach their full potential by creating acceptance, respect and inclusion through advocacy, education and experience for those receiving Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Services.
Clinton County Community Connections, Inc. values the quality of life for persons with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Clinton County Community Connections, Inc. recognizes the dignity of each individual and respects their rights and choices. Clinton County Community Connections, Inc. is committed to the Psychology and concepts of everyday Lives, Person-Centered Planning, Quality Enhancement, and Community Options.
Founded in 1967, Crafts of Clinton County, Inc. began providing services to persons with developmental and physical disabilities. From the humble beginnings, when dedicated staff, under the leadership of Josephine Conroy, taught crafts, weaving, and basic living skills.
In the 1970’s a board of directors was formed along with an Adult training Facility in the lower level of the existing Small Business Development Center at LHU on Susquehanna Avenue in Lock Haven. The focus was always, “Doing Right by the People”.
In the later 1980’s, the Program expanded to include more academics and community inclusion.
In the 1990’s the program built on a firm foundation of previous years, Crafts relocated to 8 North Grove Street, added a variety of new program at the Adult Training Facility such as: academics, Senior Enrichment, Music Therapy, Reality Orientation, Pre-Employment Skills, Volunteering and Safety Skills to name a few.
In 1994 the Community Options Program was initiated whereby the people employed their skills in everyday life. In 1997 the Community Options Program became a full time off-site program. Crafts Inc. Program goals incorporate the direction of “Everyday Lives”, “Person-centered Planning”, and the Multi-Year Plan”.
In December of 2004 Crafts took over the Social Rehabilitation Program (The Haven). The Haven was relocated to the building in March of 2005. In 2005, Crafts relocated to the present location at 10 North Washington Street in Lock Haven. Crafts celebrated their 40th anniversary in September of 2007 where a new name was introduced, Clinton County Community Connections, Inc.
In 2012 CCCC added Lifesharing as a service. Through Lifesharing individuals have the opportunity to live with families in their home in the least restricted setting as possible. This is an alternative to group home living. The Cafe operations was also created in early 2012 and is housed in The STEP Community Center. Individuals have the opportunity to learn and work in a state of the art kitchen and serve the public.
In 2018 CCCC began the Community Participation Support Program to provide opportunities and support for community inclusion and building interest in developing skills and potential for competitive integreated employment.