1977-78 Began in the wing of a nursing home, then moved to the first floor of a dormitory (Mill House), to provide services to persons with acquired brain injuries (Residential Rehabilitation).

1982 Additional residence for 8 participants (University House).

1984 Retirement of John Anderson

1986 Additional residence for 7 persons added in the Meadowridge Apt. Complex , and a new program was formed focusing on providing support for those requiring life long care and supervision (Supported Living)

1990 Wholly owned subsidiary company formed (Center for Comprehensive Adolescent Services, Inc.) and residence for adolescents licensed by Illinois Department of Child and Family Services opened.

1994 New building constructed with two residences and multi-purpose area, expanding residential options for persons with serious unwanted behaviors and medical/physical needs (Shawnee House and Tucker House).

1995 Subsidiary companies merged with parent company. 

1996 Addition of services designed for persons with spinal cord injury (Access Community). Addition of residence to Supported Living program to provide an option for those people who require less than 24-hour supervision (Campus House).

1997 Addition of residence to Supported Living program to provide another option for those people who require 24-hour supervision (Concord House).

1998 New construction of an additional residence for the Personal Intervention program (Phoenix House), as well as efficiency apartments (Studios).

1999 CCS purchases Optimal Environments in Tampa, Fl and forms CCS-Tampa

2001 CCS founder, Dr. Kathleen Fralish retires.

2002 CEO Mary Kay Moore Retires after assisting National MENTOR in the formation of the MENTOR Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Network.

2003 CCS adds Cardinal and Liberty House as new Personal Intervention residences.


Each programmatic and residential addition has resulted in a capability to serve more persons who have experienced brain and spinal cord injuries and an increase in number of staff employed by the company.  In March, 1999, CCS has 112 beds available in a variety of settings, typically serves 90-95 persons residentially, serves about 30 persons as outpatients or day treatment participants (including community-based supported living), and employs more than 350 individuals.

In 1998, in order to fulfill a commitment to lead the brain injury rehabilitation industry by sourcing healing, learning communities on a national basis, Center for Comprehensive Services, Inc. found a partner whose values and philosophies are consistent with ours.  MENTOR, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a diverse human service organization that primarily serves people with disabilities and at-risk children in ways that cherish one of our own foundational beliefs:  the power of healing lies within community.  Through this acquisition by MENTOR, CCS has the opportunity to develop a national presence and offer our model of rehabilitation to many more people than we can through the Carbondale program alone.

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