Living Arrangements for Adults/Children with Disabilities
The naming and licensure process for group homes has changes over the years. For the most up to date information about living arrangements for adults and children with disabilities please visit the Department of Developmental Services website and your local regional centers website.
Community Care Facilities (CCFs)
Group Homes or Community Care Facilities (CCFs) are licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the State Department of Social Services to provide 24-hour non-medical residential care to children and adults with developmental disabilities who are in need of personal services, supervision, and/or assistance essential for self-protection or sustaining the activities of daily living. Based upon the types of services provided and the persons served, each CCF vendored by a regional center is designated one of the following service levels:
Service Level 1: Limited care and supervision for persons with self-care skills and no behavior problems.
Service Level 2: Care, supervision, and incidental training for persons with some self-care skills and no major behavior problems.
Service Level 3: Care, supervision, and ongoing training for persons with significant deficits in self-help skills, and/or some limitations in physical coordination and mobility, and/or disruptive or self-injurious behavior.
Service Level 4: Care, supervision, and professionally supervised training for persons with deficits in self-help skills, and/or severe impairment in physical coordination and mobility, and/or severely disruptive or self-injurious behavior. Service Level 4 is subdivided into Levels 4A through 4I, in which staffing levels are increased to correspond to the escalating severity of disability levels.