There are times when a child’s developmental disability leaves their natural family unable to cope. At such times, Lakemary can step in to help broaden the circle of loving care by matching and placing children in need, between the ages of 5-21, with a Lakemary-trained therapeutic family.
All providers in our Supported Family Living Program are carefully screened and trained, and each is licensed annually based on a review by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.
Throughout each child’s stay with a provider family, Lakemary provides ongoing support to assure success. Placements may be long or short-term and the involvement of the natural family is always encouraged.
The funding for our Supported Family Living program comes from Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The level of reimbursement provided is substantially greater than that for typical foster care.
Look to the professionals at Lakemary to guide the placement process and provide support throughout the Supported Family Living experience. We will:
- Match children with appropriate family providers
- Supply training and on-going support to family providers
- Supervise an Annual Family Assessment
- Arrange the mandatory annual license reviews by the Department of Health & Environment
Lakemary’s Supported Family Living program is designed for children with developmental disabilities, between the ages of 5-21, who are unable to live with their natural families. Parents who are interested in exploring this service, whether for your child or as a provider family, are invited to contact Lakemary’s Supported Family Living Coordinator at (913) 671-1800, Ext. 207 or send us an email.
“I like living with Anne and Louie. It’s good. I like them. I like to live with them.” – Michael (SFL Child)
“Being an SFL Parent means everything to me. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done.” – Anne Shulista
“Being SFL parents make us feel needed and Ben always makes us feel appreciated. However, what we get back is so much more than we give; unconditional love and a young man who truly is the light of our lives.” – Deb and Dave Pannell
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