According to the Community Services Division of California Department of Developmental Services: A Family Home Agency (FHA) approves family homes which offer the opportunity for up to two adult individuals with developmental disabilities per home to reside with a family and share in the interaction and responsibilities of being part of a family.
The individual with developmental disabilities 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.
In addition, the FHA is a private, nonprofit organization under contract to, and vendored by one of the regional centers. FHAs 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.
Community Joint Venture is, by California Code of Regulations Tittle 17, a 501c3 Family Home Agency. Community Joint Venture (CJV) was established and vendored with South Central Los Angeles Regional Center in 2010. We work very closely in partnership with the State Department of Developmental Services and South-Central Los Angeles Regional Center staff. The Consumers who live in a CJV Home have access to the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Administrator-Clinical Director, Psychiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Case Manager, one-on-one Direct Support staff, Office Support staff and our incredible Home Provider’s. We are the Support TEAM whose purpose is to advocate, facilitate, guide, nurture, teach and encourage our Consumer’s to live their best possible lives.