Family Living

Family Living services are intended for individuals who are assessed to need residential habilitation to ensure health and safety while providing the opportunity to live in a typical family setting.

Family Living services are intended to increase and promote independence and to provide the skills necessary to prepare individuals to live on their own in a non-residential setting, and is designed to address assessed needs and identified individual outcomes. Family Living services provide direct support and assistance to no more than two individuals in a home. Services and supports are furnished by a natural or host family member, or companion, who meets the requirements and is approved to provide Family Living Services in the individual’s home or the home of the Family Living direct support provider. The individual lives with the paid direct support provider.

Family Living Services promote inclusion in the community and individuals are provided the opportunity to be involved in the community and actively participate using the same resources and doing the same activities as other community members. Living Supports assist individuals to access generic and natural supports, and with opportunities to establish or maintain meaningful relationships throughout the community.

Family Living Support services assist and encourage individuals to grow and develop, to gain autonomy, become self-governing and pursue their own interests and goals. Living support providers take positive steps to protect and promote the dignity, privacy, legal rights, autonomy and individuality of each person who receives services.