Project Home is based on the adult foster care model. It licenses Maryland citizens to provide in their homes the room, board, assistance and supervision needed by adults with disabilities who are capable of living in the community, but are unable to live alone.
A CARE home provides a protective living environment in a homelike setting for the adult with disabilities who cannot live alone primarily due to a mental illness or physical and medical disabilities.
In addition to intensive case management by a social worker, services provided to residents in CARE homes include:
- Room, board, assistance with activities of daily living, recreational and social activities, medication monitoring, transportation to medical appointments and supervision.
Adults age 18 or over, who have a disability and who are willing and able to live in a family setting are eligible to apply. Most residents receive financial assistance.
Documentation of disability, income and functional capability will be required.
Applications to receive services are processed through the local department of social services or the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.
CARE PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS
CARE Providers are individuals and families willing to open their home to an adult with disabilities. Providers must meet Project Home Regulation requirements. They must be willing to work with the department of social services case manager and the individual resident to implement the treatment plan.
Providers must also participate in training provided by the local department of social services and demonstrate an attitude of acceptance towards others.
Providers are reimbursed at set rates for room, board, supervision and assistance, however; they must have other income to meet their own needs.