Home Based Waiver for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Home Based Support Services (HBSS) also referred to as the Home Based Waiver, provides a set monthly budget for individuals and their families to design and purchase certain services through the Illinois Department of Human Services. JCFS is a service facilitation agency for the Home Based Waiver. We help individuals and families coordinate home-based services including: helping individuals and families make decisions about what is important to them, developing individual goals together and assisting with planning services to meet these goals. HBSS funding is often used to pay for a Personal Support Worker who assists individuals with learning new skills. We work with families who hire their own workers and those who wish to hire JCFS Personal Support Workers. Funds may also be used for developmental training, supported employment, home modification, adaptive equipment costs and therapies.