If a return home is not possible, adoptive families are needed.
Check out our Foster Care Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Abuse: Harm or threatened harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by another person. Neglect: Harm to an adult's health or welfare caused by the inability of the adult to respond to a harmful situation (self-neglect) or the conduct of a person who assumes responsibility for a significant aspect of the adult's health or welfare.
Exploitation: Misuse of an adult's funds, property, or personal dignity by another person.
We need your help to provide a safe, nurturing home for these children until they can be returned to their families.
When children cannot be returned to their homes, foster parents are often asked to provide permanent homes.
It began in 1992 as the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled (HCBS/ED) waiver program.
We now know it as the MI Choice Waiver Program, or simply, "the waiver."Through this program, eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria can receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting.
Nursing homes used to be the only choice for older or disabled persons who needed help caring for themselves.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,995 persons (6.5%).The Census reported that 30,458 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 52 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 57 (0.2%) were institutionalized.Foster families provide these children with the consistency and support they need to grow.Our main goal is to return children back to their homes when it is safe.