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Specialized Family Care Program (SFCP)

SFCP is a statewide placement and family support system designed to serve the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities. SFCP is a residential option for any individual with developmental disabilities.

History of Specialized Family Care

In 1981, as a result of the class action lawsuit, Medley vs. Ginsberg, The West Virginia Departments of Health, Education, Human Resources, and a comprehensive behavioral health center, began to develop a statewide program of community based services to make it possible for individuals with developmental disabilities to move from state facilities into community settings. The Specialized Family Care Program is one of those services.

Specialized Family Care Home

A Specialized Family Care home is a specially recruited and trained family that provides training, nurturing, and a family atmosphere for anyone with a developmental disability. A host family provides special services under a contract with a placement agency. The home is a place where the individual can grow and develop to his/her maximum potential mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially. In many instances, the Specialized Family Care home becomes the person's permanent home.

Special Family Care Consumer

Specialized Family Care Provider Family

Family Based Care Specialist

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This program is an interagency collaboration between the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Center for Excellence in Disabilities. The Specialized Family Care Program is funded under an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families.

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