Stay Home for School Policy

The intent of the Stay Home For School Policy is to extend funding to caregivers so that they can continue providing a stable home to youth aged 18 to 21 who need additional time to complete high school. This policy came into effect on June 15, 2016. This will help to normalize a youth’s high school experience and also increase their likelihood of graduating from high school and building supportive and lifelong relationship with caring adults in their lives.

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NEW Policy Directives for Service Agencies Regarding the Host Family Program (effective April 1, 2016)

The Host Family Program is one option within a range of MCSS-funded residential service models for adults with developmental disabilities. The setting of a Host Family placement is located in a private family home. Care, support, and supervision are provided to the individual by identified caregivers from the Host Family. The key goals of the Host Family Program are: • To provide a safe and secure place to live in a family home setting; • To promote a high quality of life; and • To support community involvement, social inclusion, individual choice, independence and rights.

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