|Foster/Companion Care is a community-living service that is just one of the many services offered under the state Medicaid-funded program called Home and Community-Based Services, or HCS. The HCS program was created to provide individualized services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities that are living with their family, in their own home, or in other types of community settings. This service allows a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.
Choosing to live with a family member is a popular option for many individuals. Parents or other family members can become a Foster Care Provider under the HCS program. Most families will have the same role in each other's lives they have always had . . . only now, families will receive added benefits and support.
Living with a Foster Care Family is a good choice
for many people with developmental disabilities. Whether individuals
choose their own family member as a Foster Care Provider or the
individual chooses another foster family that has been pre-screened and
matched for that person, it's a rewarding and meaningful experience for all those involved. A warm and caring family environment not only allows more relaxed schedules and increased independence, but also develops close bonds and establishes valuable relationships that will last a lifetime.
D&S is a family-centered organization that was born out of a personal need of one of its founders. After almost twenty years, D&S continues to provide family-focused residential services based on the goals and philosophies on which the company was established.