This is a placement for a child in the child welfare or juvenile justice system when they are unable to function in a more homelike setting. They are usually a home that has staff acting as caretakers with several children living in one house. Group homes are also regulated by CCL and are licensed by level. The higher the level, the more intense the problem and the more money attached to each child. A level 14 is considered a therapeutic placement and may be a locked facility. In theory a child is placed at the proper level to meet his/her need and as they get better they are stepped down in level and then into a resource home. The STEP (ITFCS) program is designed to be an intermediary level. The reality is children are often placed at the lowest and least restrictive level possible and when a placement disrupts they are moved to a higher level.
A nonsecure custodial living arrangement for juveniles where they live in a homelike environment with other juveniles.
A small residential home for people with learning difficulties where the support staff do not reside or sleep on the premises but visit the home during the day. Developed in the 1970s for people with learning difficulties who were able to live in the community but benefited from living together and having regular support in their daily lives.
A residential arrangement for adults with disabilities, most often persons with developmental delays, in which several residents live together in a house with non-disabled supervisors. The residents usually have outside jobs.
A home setting where several unrelated children live for varying time periods. Group homes may have one set of house parents or may have a rotating staff. Therapeutic or treatment group homes have specially trained staff to assist children with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Alternative to traditional in-home foster care. Children live with a group of unrelated children in a homelike setting. The period of time a child spends in a group home varies. Some group homes have special staff to work with children with emotional and behavioral issues.
A nonsecure residential program emphasizing family-style living in a homelike atmosphere. Program goals are similar to those for large community residential programs. Although group homes usually house youth who are court committed, they also house abused or neglected youth who are placed by social agencies.
a congregate living arrangement, usually in an apartment or house, managed by service providers in which several people with disabilities share a caregiver and living quarters.
Group Home provide a continuum of developmental rehabilitation programming within a small (6-12 people) residential setting. Programming is provided for disabled persons and/or persons with a physical disability. Group Homes emphasize the development of interpersonal, self care, domestic and community oriented skills. Programming in these facilities is designed to enhance the client's level of functioning.
a community residential facility licensed by the Developmental Disabilities Program to provide a family living environment including the supervision and care necessary to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of its residents
a place where a group of teenagers live under the constant supervision of adult staff members
a relatively permanent living arrangement where tenancy is measured in years
a residential facility in which at least seven and no more than ten children receive care
a residential placement for juveniles that operates in a homelike setting in which a number of unrelated children live for varying time periods
a residential use of property for the purposes of zoning and shall be treated as a permitted use in all residential zones or districts, including all single-family residential zones or districts of all political subdivisions of this state
a single unit in which three or more people, not related by blood or marriage, reside and share eating facilities
a Statestate-licensed facility intended for occupancy by elderly persons and/or persons with disabilities
A home for persons with disabilities that generally has 16 or fewer residents.
A homelike setting in which a number of unrelated children live for varying time periods. Group homes may have one set of house parents or they may have a rotating staff.
A home which offers housing and personal care services for residents. The services typically include meals, supervision, and transportation.
A single-family residence used as a living space for unrelated people who require special care or supervision.
A home for a small number of individuals with disabilities or special needs in which they live in the community and participate in community life.
single-family residence that has been adapted, improved or constructed to host unrelated individuals in a group setting. This is commonly used to provide housing for disabled and developmentally challenged adults. It is also used for foster home settings.
An Adult Care Home that provides residential care for two to nine adults who have been diagnosed as having a developmental disability.
A home that cares for many foster youth, often using social workers for supervision instead of foster parents.
a facility staffed by social workers and counselors that houses groups of children—typically those over the age of five, including teens and siblings groups—who need emergency temporary shelter or a long-term living arrangement.
A home for a small number of individuals with disabilities in which they participate in community life while living autonomously.
A single-family residence used as a living space for unrelated, developmentally disabled or mentally disabled people.
See Community Residence Guardianship Third party (e.g., parent is granted decision-making power over their child's finances.
is a single housekeeping unit in a residential dwelling in which up to ten (10) persons, excluding staff or the receiving family, live as a household under responsible supervision consistent with the requirements of the residents and which is licenced or approved under Provincial Statute and in compliance with municipal by-laws.
A single-family residential structure designed or adapted for occupancy by unrelated developmentally disabled persons. The structure provides long-term housing and support services that are residential in nature.
Single-family residence used to house unrelated people needing special care or supervision.
A residential building designed for unrelated, persons with special needs. These homes provide long-term shelter and support services that are residential in nature.
A Group home is a structure designed or converted to serve as a non-secure home for persons who share a common characteristic. In the United States, the term most often refers to homes designed for those in need of social assistance, and who are usually deemed incapable of living alone or without proper supervision.