Integrated Community Supports (ICS)

Services that provide support and training in community living service categories to adults age 18 and older who reside in a living unit of a provider-controlled, integrated community supports setting (e.g., apartment in a multi-family housing building). Integrated community supports can be delivered up to 24 hours per day in the person’s living unit or in the community.

Training for integrated community supports: Instructional services through which a person receives direct training from a staff member on community living skills identified in the person’s assessment (e.g., MnCHOICES, long-term care consultation). Training includes skill-building to acquire, retain and improve the person’s experience living in the community.

Integrated community supports setting: A setting in which a provider has an approved setting capacity report, has direct/indirect control over a person’s living unit and either:

      • Owns, operates or leases the living unit

      • Has direct or indirect financial interest in the property or housing.

An integrated community supports setting does not meet the requirements for a person’s own home, community residential program or family residential program.

Integrated community supports cover training and support to meet the person’s individualized assessed needs and goals in at least one of the community living service categories:

      • Community participation

      • Health, safety and wellness

      • Household management

      • Adaptive skills.

Community participation


This category may include:

      • Community mobility and pedestrian safety (e.g., safely getting in and around the community)

      • Community resource use and access

      • Community safety and awareness

      • Informal support system and network development

      • Interpersonal communications skills

      • Leisure, recreation and socialization planning

      • Skill-building to meet transportation needs.

Health, safety and wellness


This category may include:

        • Collaboration with the person to arrange health care (e.g., physical, mental, chemical), meaningful activities, social services, meetings and appointments

        • Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete self-care activities
(Note: Cannot duplicate use of eligible Medical Assistance state plan home care services; see CBSM – Home care overview)

        • Health services support, as defined in Minn. Stat. §245D.05

        • Help for the person to activate and build resiliency factors (e.g., whole health action management)

        • Support for the person to design and meet individualized strategies to reach their health, safety and wellness goals.

Household management

This category may include:

1. Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete routine household care and maintenance

2. Household safety knowledge and skills

3. Tenancy support and advocacy

4. Training, assistance, support and/or guidance with:

      • Budgeting and assistance to manage money

      • Cooking, meal-planning and nutrition

      • Healthy lifestyle skills and practices

      • Household chores, including minor household maintenance activities
(Note: The person is responsible for the cost of the maintenance replacement items or products)

      • Personal-needs purchasing.

Adaptive skills


This category may include:

      • Crisis prevention skills

      • Implementation of positive support strategies

      • Problem-solving

      • Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills

      • Support strategies for self-sufficiency

      • Support and training to increase positive behavior, resulting in reduction or elimination of challenging behavior.

If you would like to make a referral for Integrated Community Supports, please fill out the referral form below and email it to or fax it to our office at 651-702-2502