Group Living Services allow individuals who need additional support to regain, maintain, and improve life skills and functioning in a safe, stable, community-based living arrangement.
Group Living Services (CA-GLS) provide trauma-informed, community-based care, treatment, rehabilitation and/or support and supervision on a short- or long-term basis to individuals living in a group setting.
Note:Group Living Services are distinct from Residential Treatment Services (CA-RTX), which provide an interdisciplinary, 24-hour-a-day structured program and therapeutic service array. The service needs of individuals in group living are not as intensive as those in residential treatment. As such, group living programs are less restrictive in nature.
Transitional housing programs are separately reviewed under Shelter Services (CA-SH).
Organizations that provide adventure-based programming will also complete the Experiential Education Supplement (CA-EES).
Note:Though the term trafficking is used throughout this section, there are additional terms that may be utilized, including sex trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), domestic minor sex trafficking, and minor prostitution. The term victim is commonly used when referring to individuals who have been trafficked to emphasize that they have been coerced and exploited, though the term survivor may also be used.
Note:Please see CA-GLS Reference List for the research that informed the development of these standards.