Clinical Support Services

Clinical Support Services is a community based extension of the clinical services provided to children and families at MFS.  Should a child or family require additional support or intervention to implement the goals on the child’s Individual Service Plan then a Community Family Service Associate may be assigned. 

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.
John Green

  • In order to receive the service a referral must be made by the Community and Family Service Specialist who then works closely with the Service Associate to ensure the services are well coordinated.  
  • Services may be provided in the provider’s home or out in the community and are reimbursed by Medicaid, some insurance plans or a sliding fee is available.

Clinical Support Services can be delivered in a variety of ways.  

In the Community – Services are provided by the Community and Family Service Associate out in the community or in the child’s home.

In-Home – Services are provided by the Community and Family Service Associate in the provider’s home or out in the community.

Overnight  – Services are provided by the Community and Family Service Associate in the provider’s home for overnight visits which usually consist of two overnights/month.  Provider has current foster parent license.

Family Treatment Home – This service is offered in a time of crisis in order to stabilize the child and avoid a more restrictive placement.  The stay can last 1-14 days in the provider’s home and is continually reviewed for effectiveness.  Provider has current foster parent license.