The Charles Lea Center is a private nonprofit organization providing supports to people of all ages with disabilities and special needs. The Center supports people with mental retardation and related disabilities, autism and head and spinal cord injuries where they live, work and play. Some of the many supports individuals receive include:

  • Service Coordination is a program designed to help individuals and their families access services and supports that are available in the community and through the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. Services may include assisting with eligibility determination, residential services, day/work programs, medical/nursing supports, education, advocacy, respite, and personal care.

  • Residential ServicesResidential services provides a wide range of housing options that are designed to meet the individual needs of each person. The Charles Lea Center operates over sixty group homes and apartments in Spartanburg county that include 24 hour staffed programs, less than 24 hour supervised apartments and blended programs that incorporate technology and staffed supports. All the homes are well maintained and provides the individuals we support the opportunity to be part of their communities and neighborhoods.

  • Day ServicesDay services operates programs in Spartanburg and Chesnee that focus on community engagement, education, volunteerism and recreation & leisure. Services and supports are individualized and focus on skill building and achieving greater independence.

  • Employment Services (WorkAbility)
  • Respite Care
  • TechnologyThrough a partnership with Simply Home we incorporate technology that supports individuals to live independently as well as maintain more control over their own personal environment. This accomplished through a highly individualized assessment process that identifies the best technology that supports independence, safety and support in a way that balances appropriate staffed support with technology support.