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Aurora Residential Alternatives (ARA)

Since 1986 Aurora Residential Alternatives, a division of Aurora Community Services, has provided compassionate and professional residential alternatives for individuals with developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, physical disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries.

ARA provides homes for more than 350 individuals through 90 residential homes statewide and emphasizes that programs should serve people and be customized for each individual. We encourage all consumers to utilize community resources and to be actively engaged in their chosen communities.

Aurora Residential Alternatives has residential solutions for people with disabilities in Wisconsin

Community Homes

Aurora Residential Alternatives (ARA) provides homes throughout Wisconsin for those with physical and developmental disabilities. We have extensive experience working with individuals who have pervasive needs, including those with medical or behavioral challenges. And we strongly believe that each person can expand his or her life skills and experience lifelong learning.

To learn about the different options, click on residential options.

call center

Call Center

At Aurora Community Services, we are known for creating innovative solutions that are cost-effective and that provide excellent service. Our 24/7 Call Center provides a wide range of information and support to all of Aurora’s customers and is an invaluable resource for individuals, businesses, and community support organizations.


To learn about the services available, click on Call Center Services.


ARA Locations

Aurora Residential Alternatives (ARA) has offices located in the following locations. Click on the city for address, phone number, and directions. 

ARA currently provides services in the following counties: Barron, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Marathon, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Trempealeau, Washburn, Waupaca, and Wood.

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