The Family Supports program was developed to provide support to families who are caring for a family member in their home. The goal is the relieve some of the emotional and financial strains experienced by families, and to enhance harmony within the family unit. There are no income guidelines to participate, however the individual may not be enrolled on a Medicaid Waiver. Assistance may be provided in covering some cost of therapy, adaptive equipment, camp, respite, disposable items (after age 3) and special diet needs.
What We Can Provide
The Family Support program can provide the following for eligible families:
Respite – from a Family Chosen Provider. If no Family Chosen Provider is available, the family may request a provider search to be completed on their behalf from Certified Waiver Providers.
Daycare or Agency Care
Attend a free orientation to learn more about the Family Support program:
Four times per year, the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers a free orientation training for families who would like to learn more about the Family Support program. The orientation is open to families who are already enrolled in the program and would like to learn more about the benefits available, and how to complete the required paperwork. It is also open to families wanting to learn how to enroll in the program. Families must register in advance, and childcare will not be provided. For more information, contact Katrina Steele. Her contact information is listed above.
Click on the links below to download Family Support forms and applications:
2019 Family Support Summary
2019 Family Supports Orientation Dates and Registration Form
How to make requests for Family Support
Request for Family Support Services
Family Support Respite or Daycare/Agency Care request
Family Support Camp request
Family Support Vouchers for Services request
Family Support Best Practice Guidelines for Certified and Family Chosen Respite Providers