Individuals and families that use Housing Stabilization and Community Living Services obtain and maintain stable housing in the community and strengthen personal support systems in order to live as independently as possible.
Examples: Examples of toys and equipment include: sensory materials; books in the languages spoken by service recipients; art materials; sorting/stacking toys; and gross-motor equipment.
Pregnant service recipients are provided or linked with specialized services that include, as appropriate:
prenatal health care;
genetic risk identification and counseling services;
fetal alcohol syndrome screening;
labor and delivery services;
mental health care, including information, screening, and treatment for prenatal and postpartum depression;
pediatric health care, including well-baby visits and immunizations;
peer counseling services; and
children’s health insurance programs.
Young service recipients may need more intensive services that are developmentally appropriate for adolescence and early adulthood.
NAThe organization does not serve pregnant service recipients.
Pregnant and parenting service recipients are helped to develop skills and knowledge related to:
basic caregiving routines;
child growth and development;
meeting children’s social, emotional, and physical health needs;
environmental safety and injury prevention;
parent-child interactions and bonding;
age-appropriate behavioral expectations and appropriate discipline;
family planning; and
establishing a functioning support network of family members or caring adults.
When an organization does not provide linkages to family planning services because doing so is counter to its mission or beliefs, the organization should disclose this fact to service recipients and provide individuals with a list of other community providers that offer pregnancy support and education services.
Examples: Organizations can tailor how topics are addressed based on service recipients’ needs. For example, when serving expectant parents or parents of young children, education on environmental safety and injury prevention will typically address topics such as safe practices for sleeping and bathing.