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Group Home Start-Up

Integrity Supportive Care LLC offers local group home start-up assistance! Our company work with property owners to transform their properties into Licensed Group Homes through ODJFS, MHAS, DODD and more. Contact us today to set up your consultation!!

ODJFS

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) oversees Ohio’s foster care and adoption providers and agencies. It licenses agencies to provide foster care, adoption and/or residential services for children, to make sure they are fit to provide care and fit to authorize others to provide care.

ODJFS licensing staff conduct announced and unannounced inspections of all licensed foster care agencies and facilities. They also inspect a sample of foster homes licensed by each agency. Several types of agencies require licensure:

• County public children services agencies (PCSAs).

• Residential programs and group homes operated by PCSAs.

• Private child-placing agencies, which accept temporary or permanent legal custody of children. These agencies may operate residential facilities – such as group homes, residential centers and crisis care facilities – or independent living programs. They recommend foster homes for certification and place children in foster and/or adoptive homes.

• Private noncustodial agencies, which provide many of the same services as private child-placing agencies but do not accept legal custody of children.

• Local public entities that are not PCSAs but operate residential programs (for example, juvenile courts).

MHAS

Residential facilities (non-substance use disorder (SUD)) require licensure by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (ODMHAS) if they operate a publicly or privately operated home or facility serving individuals with mental illness. Residential facilities are licensed every two years. There are three types of Residential Facility License which ODMHAS can issue:

Class 1 – Owned/operated by a Behavioral Health Provider: provide accommodations, supervision, personal care services, and mental health services for one or more unrelated adults with mental illness or one or more unrelated children or adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. 

  • Class 2 – provides accommodations, supervision, and personal care services to any of the following:
  • One or two unrelated persons with mental illness;
  • One or two unrelated adults who are receiving residential state supplement payments; or,
  • Three to sixteen unrelated adults.
  • Class 3 – provides room and board for five or more unrelated adults with mental illness

DODD

DODD licenses buildings where agency providers intend to offer residential services to people with developmental disabilities.

Residential settings must be licensed when the provider of services is also the owner of the home, but does not live in the home with the person receiving services.

Intermediate care facilities are also required to have their facility licensed.

Provider agencies may obtain a license for a building intended to become a licensed residential facility. Independent providers are not eligible.

Administrators are required to have a bachelor’s degree or at least 4 years of experience as supervisor of programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Initial and annual training requirements for administrators include specific areas, including fiscal management and billing, internal compliance programs, the rights of people with disabilities and person-centered planning, community integration, self-determination and advocacy. Administrators are also required to review health and welfare alerts annually.


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ODJFS

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MHAS

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DODD

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