Family Home Agencies

A Family Home Agency (FHA) establishes and approves family homes which offer the opportunity for up to two adult individuals with intellectual disabilities per home to reside with a family and share in the interaction and responsibilities of being part of a family.  The individual receives the necessary service and supports from the family, agencies and the community to enable the individual to be a participating member of the family and the community where the family resides. The family home arrangement allows the sharing of food, shelter, experience, responsibilities and love.

FHA’s are responsible for recruiting, training, approving and monitoring family homes, as well as providing ongoing support to family homes.  Social service staff employed by the FHA make regular visits to the family home to ensure that necessary services and supports are in place, and that the match between the family and the new family member is viable, and continues to be viable.

For more information, read here.