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Individual and Family Support Services
Programs that provide services that augment and expand the protection, supervision, care and support that are provided through the primary family unit, or which enhance the recipient's mobility or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
Programs that provide training for family members and other home-based caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself.
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Programs that develop plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, need assistance in planning and arranging for services; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a beneficial impact on the individual.
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Programs that provide friendship and shared activities and/or appropriate role models for individuals who suffer from lack of company, loneliness or social isolation; who need emotional support from a "buddy" to cope with a difficult life situation; who need practice conversing in English; or who lack the companionship and guidance of an adult or figure or model or a peer role model.
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Programs that provide personal care for dependent individuals in a supervised, protective setting during some portion of a twenty-four hour day. Services may include social, recreational and developmental activities and snacks and/or meals as appropriate.
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Programs that ensure that elderly individuals, people who have medical problems or potential allergic reactions to specific drugs, and other isolated or vulnerable individuals who are at risk of health-related crises receive the medical attention they need during an emergency. Also included are programs that offer a means of identifying or locating individuals who may wander away from those responsible for their care and become lost.
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Employee Assistance Programs
Programs that contract with employers to offer confidential help to employees, and in some cases their families, whose legal, financial, marital, parent-child, child care, alcoholism, drug abuse, health and/or mental health problems could have a direct impact on their attendance and job performance. EAPs vary in complexity from telephone hotlines that offer referrals for needed services to organizations that offer in-person diagnosis and referral, direct counseling and/or extensive treatment for one or a variety of problems.
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Family Based Services
Programs that provide a wide variety of social services that are designed to support healthy family development, improve the family's ability to resolve problems (such as poverty, unemployment, ill health, homelessness, substandardized housing, educational difficulties, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, delinquency and physical and developmental problems) and prevent the need for unnecessary placement of children in foster care, group homes, inpatient substance abuse or mental health treatment programs, residential training schools or other alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Services may include home visiting services that focus on public health issues (especially prenatal), mental health and substance abuse counseling, home management instruction, parenting skills development, stress management, tutoring, pregnancy awareness and AIDS awareness; may be available to the community at large, to families at risk for dissolution or those currently in crisis; and may be offered by a single agency or a coalition of agencies which have agreed to provide services according to a coordinated case plan.
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Family Support Recruitment/Referral
Programs that identify and enlist people who are willing to provide services that augment and support those that are available through the family unit, or which link individuals who are in need of these services with appropriate providers.
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Foster Grandparent Programs
Programs that provide part-time opportunities for low-income individuals age sixty and older to serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for abused or neglected children, troubled youth, or youngsters with disabilities or other special needs in schools, hospitals, child care programs, Head Start programs and residential settings. Foster grandparents receive a modest tax-free stipend for their work as well as reimbursements for their travel expenses, and have the satisfaction of helping young people grow, gain confidence, and become more productive members of society
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Homeless Family Reunification Services
Programs that help people who are homeless because they have become estranged from their families establish contact with their families, negotiate the conditions under which they can return, and arrange for transportation home.
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In Home Assistance
Programs that provide assistance in performing routine household, yard and personal care activities for frail elderly individuals, people with disabilities, eligible needy persons or for families whose normal routines have been disrupted by an emergency. The objective of in-home assistance is to help the recipient to sustain independent living in a clean, safe and healthful home environment.
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Programs that enable individuals who have visual or hearing impairments or who speak and/or read or write a language other than English to communicate their needs manually, verbally and/or in writing.
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Mutual Support Groups
Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, structured, Christian-oriented and secular twelve-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.
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Programs that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.
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Programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.
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Programs that provide investigation and intervention services to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.
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Programs that offer temporary, substitute living arrangements for dependent adults and children in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest (usually more than twenty-four hours) for the family members, guardians or other people who are their regular caregivers. Also included are programs that offer the services of substitute caregivers that provide respite care services in the individual's own home.
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