Some people with developmental disabilities have never had an opportunity to benefit from the many rewards family home life brings, and others desire to participate in family home life again.
You can make a real difference in the lives of people by becoming a Community Options Inc. (COI) Certified Family Home Provider in your own home.
A family home certified and monitored by COI provides a nurturing living arrangement in which a person with a developmental disability becomes a full participating family member.
By welcoming a person into your family, you can help them learn skills and values that are helpful in everyday life. You can assist a person in leading a meaningful and productive life.
Supports for Success
Providing supports for a person with disability can be quite rewarding and at the same time quite challenging. Therefore, it is important for a family home provider to have the assistance and support of an agency like COI. COI is a family home agency providing the newest community living service options for people with developmental disabilities 18 years of age and older.
We have the expertise and resources that will assist you by providing quality services and supports. We will train you in how to become a certified COI family home provider. Once certified, we facilitate in matching your skills and abilities to specific needs and preferences of a person with a developmental disability who is interested in a family home arrangement.
Teamwork Is A Key
COI will provide you with initial and ongoing training, support, and guidance from a team of professionals that are available 24 hours a day.
The COI staff will meet with you and the client regularly to discuss any issues or concerns. Together as a team, we are able to create innovative strategies for success.
Cultural Sensitivity In Service Delivery
COI is sensitive to the diverse needs of each person we serve, each family home, and each community. We are committed to providing services that are culturally sensitive and take into consideration cultural and ethnic matching of clients and family home providers.
If you have more questions about becoming a family home provider, or would be interested in attending the next COI Family Home Provider Orientation, please feel free to contact a COI office near you listed at the bottom of this web page. We welcome your call!