Foundational Community Supports
Foundational Community Supports is a program that includes Supportive Housing and Supportive Employment. Targeted Medicaid benefits are used to help eligible clients with complex health needs obtain and maintain housing and employment stability.
About the Program
Supportive housing services are ongoing supports to help eligible Medicaid clients find and keep stable, independent housing. Services include:
- Housing assessments.
- Identifying housing resources.
- Support obtaining a lease.
- Independent living skills development.
- Landlord relations.
- Crisis management.
Supportive employment services are assistance for those who are eligible to obtain and keep a job. Services includes:
- Vocational/job-related discovery or assessment.
- Planning for employment.
- Job placement, development and coaching.
- Skills-building for negotiating with prospective employers. The supported employment benefit will not cover or supplement a client’s wages.
FCS is not:
- Ongoing payments for housing, rent, or room and board costs.
- Wages or wage enhancements for clients.
- An entitlement.
In order to be eligible for Supportive Housing services, individuals must be Medicaid-eligible, complete a needs assessment and fall into at least one of the groups described below.
- Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Those dependent on costly institutional care.
- Those dependent on more restrictive adult residential care/treatment settings.
- In-home care recipients with complex needs.
- Those at highest risk for expensive care and negative outcomes.
In order to be eligible for Supportive Employment services, individuals must be Medicaid-eligible, complete a needs assessment and fall into at least one of the groups described below.
- Individuals enrolled in the Aged, Blind or Disabled program
- Individuals enrolled in the Housing and Essential Needs program
- Individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring mental illness and SUD.
- People who are receiving long-term services and supports.
- Vulnerable youth age 16 and older with a behavioral health condition.
How to Make an Appointment
Please call to make appointment by phoning your respective county office so that you can be connected with a Foundational Community Supports Case Manager.
What to bring to the Appointment
Please bring your Medicaid insurance card and your Photo ID with you to your appointment.