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Intensive In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home Services

First Home Care’s Intensive In-Home Services provide person-centered and family focused comprehensive, coordinated support to assist individuals who need treatment in the least restrictive setting. The goal is to reduce the use of psychiatric hospitalization and residential placement by offering the support needed to keep families intact.

The target population is individuals 5–21 years old who live at home with natural parents, a relative, a legal guardian or the family residence of the individual’s permanent or temporary foster care or pre-adoption placement. In addition, the individual must demonstrate a clinical necessity arising from a serious condition due to mental, behavioral or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairment in major life activities.

Goals of Intensive In-Home services:

  • Stabilize and improve the functioning of the individual and their family
  • Work toward stabilization within the home after transition from inpatient facilities when appropriate
  • Systematic, therapeutic interventions to address behavioral and emotional impairment
  • Preserve and strengthen family unity and improve the family’s ability to function with greater adaptation to stressors that may occur within the family
  • Prevent out-of-home placements
  • Introduce and mobilize resources for the individual, the family, and the community to address current difficulties
  • Crisis support available 24/7
  • Utilizes the evidence-based model of Family Centered Treatment

Family Centered Treatment Model

First Home Care’s Intensive In-Home program utilizes a best practice model of Family Centered Treatment. The specialist and the family use enactments (experiential practice experiences) to alter ineffective behavioral patterns among family members. This process includes techniques to modify the crisis cycle to more effective and adaptive patterns of family functioning. If emotional blocks, due to past or present trauma, prohibit compliance with practicing new behaviors, the specialist engages the family or specific members into trauma treatment via emotion change techniques rather than behavioral approaches.


5516 Falmouth St., Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23230

Universal Referral Line: 800-516-1918
Email: [email protected]

We’re Here to Help

To learn more about our services, or to become a foster parent, call 800-516-1918 or email us. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.