CCRSI is a county-based agency formed to provide services and supports to help persons with developmental disabilities. CCRSI was established by a nine member board of directors, now known as Cole County Special Services, that administers funds gained from a County mil tax on property. Cole County Special Services Board Members are appointed to their volunteer positions by the County Commissioners. CCRSI began operation by establishing residential supports. The agency has grown through continued support of county taxpayers and by matching local funds with state and federal funds to provide the services listed.