Community Care Facilities for Children

Community Care Facilities for Children (Children’s CCFs), also known as Group Homes, provide 24-hour non-medical residential care to children with intellectual/developmental disabilities who need personal services, supervision, and/or assistance essential for self-protection or sustaining the activities of daily living.

Children’s CCFs are licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the State Department of Social Services and funded through the regional center.

Characteristics

Services are based upon the child’s needs and within one of four distinct levels of residential care.

  • Level 1 – Care and supervision for children with self-care skills.
  • Level 2 – Care, supervision and incidental training for children with some self-care skills and no major behavior challenges.
  • Level 3 – Care, supervision and ongoing training for children with significant deficits in self-help skills, and/or some limitations in physical coordination and mobility, and/or disruptive or self-injurious behavior.
  • Level 4 – Care, supervision and training for children with deficits in self-help skills, and/or severe impairments in physical coordination and mobility, and/or severely disruptive or self-injurious behavior. The staffing in these homes corresponds to the needs of the children residing there.

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Last modified: January 20, 2021