The participant’s questionnaire will be reviewed to see if they meet a qualifying Family Stabilization Service good cause situation which include but are not limited to: homelessness or risk of homelessness, child specific or lack of parenting support, lack of safety due to domestic abuse, untreated or undertreated behavioral needs, including mental health or substance abuse related needs. While receiving FSS, a participant is given intensive case management to work on the crisis or situation that is a barrier to full WTW participation. Referrals will be made to appropriate partner agencies and participants may receive additional help navigating systems in the community. FSS participants will sign a county plan that they create with their case manager that will detail what they are working on and what activities are expected of them. The purpose of an FSS Plan is to work on whatever is keeping them from being able to participate fully in WTW.
If determined eligible, a participant can be deferred to not to participate in WTW for up to 6 months. Determinations are made in 3 month intervals. In month 6, or before, they will be re-referred to the WTW activity they last participated in. If they have not yet signed a WTW Plan, they will begin with WTW Assessment.