Yes, two types of group homes were created around the state when people began moving out of developmental centers: The Enhanced Behavioral Supports Home (EBSH) and the Community Crisis Home (CCH). Both are certified by the Department of Developmental Services and licensed by the State Department of Social Services. Regional centers oversee the EBSHs and CCHs in their own service area.
Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes (EBSHs) are adult residential facilities or children’s group homes. They provide 24-hour non-medical care to people with challenging behaviors who need extra supports, staffing, and supervision in a home-like setting. Each home is unique and offers more behavioral services and supports than other community-based homes. Each consumer must have their own private bedroom.Section 4684.80 and 17 CCR 59050-59072 Click here for information from the DDS website.
Community Crisis Homes (CCHs) are residential facilities that provide 24-hour non-medical care to people who need crisis intervention services. CCHs serve people at risk of placement in an institutional setting (acute crisis center, state-operated facility, out-of-state placement, general acute hospital, or institution for mental disease). CCHs provide intensive services and supports to immediately address a person’s urgent needs. They work on stabilization and individual goals so people can transition to a long-term placement quickly and safely.Section 4698 and 17 CCR 59000-59022 CCHs can have up to 8 consumers, but most have fewer than 6. Click here for information from the DDS website.