About Us


Spectrum Community Services, Inc. provides quality and individual services to persons with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enriched quality of life.

Our Vision

Our vision is to continue to improve our services and supports which focus on an individual’s unique needs, expressed preferences, and decisions concerning his or her own life.


Spectrum Community Services, Inc. was originally founded in 1979 by a group of parents who were looking for some type of living arrangement for their grown children with intellectual disabilities. At this time the agency was known as CCCLA or Carbon County Community Living Arrangements. The agency was very small and served about 17 adults with intellectual disabilities in community homes and lifesharing homes exclusively the southern half of Carbon County. In 1993 our current President/CEO , Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams came to the agency. The agency changed its name to Foundation for Progressive Living and later to Spectrum Community Services, Inc. (SCS). The agency has grown under the leadership of Dr. Williams and now operates both community homes in Berks, Carbon and Philadelphia counties and lifesharing homes in those counties as well as Luzerne, Schuylkill, Monroe and Pike counties. Supported living is offered in Carbon county. SCS recently opened a day program in Lehigh County in Allentown.