The Alliance is a joint effort among partner agencies through which children and families referred by the Department of Human Resources receive intensive in-home support services. CAS, Gateway, Glenwood, and Agape of Central AL (The Central AL Alliance) provide services to families in Jefferson County and south Alabama. CAS, Gateway, Agape of North AL, and Childhaven (The North AL Alliance) provide services to families in Madison County.
Circles of Care
Children with extensive treatment needs who need help finding and living successfully in a forever family receive the services they need from a team of professional social workers.
•100% of the children and youth served remained in the same or lesser level of care six months after leaving the program
Continuum of Care
The continuum model, funded until September 2011 and now provided through Circles of Care, allowed for continuity of care with the same service providers from the client’s admission through discharge and aftercare. Clinical work was based on a family-centered, child-focused approach in which family members were involved in all decision making and were seen as the “experts” on what is needed to provide a safe, stable home for their family. Services were provided in Jefferson, Madison, and Mobile Counties.
•More than 90% of the children served were placed or remained with their permanent resource family at discharge.
Families with a history of substance abuse, poverty, unemployment, unstable housing, lack of education, untreated mental disorders, or a lack of support networks receive intensive, in-home services designed to preserve the family unit. Services are provided in Jefferson County.
•371 clients served. 100% of the children discharged to a less intensive level of care remained stable in their living environments six months after case closing. 84% of clients served made significant progress on their treatment plan goals at time of discharge.
Stabilization, Treatment, Appraisal, & Reunification (STAR) and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
Youth with severe behavioral or emotional needs are thoroughly assessed within the context of a foster home, and the best plan for their long-term care is developed by the team of Alliance partner social workers. Children who benefit from STAR, but need additional treatment, are transitioned into TFC, remaining with the family who gives them the unconditional care they need to remain in the community. Services are provided in Jefferson County.
•185 clients served. 100% of the children discharged to a less intensive level of care remained stable in their living environments six months after case closing. 91% of clients served made moderate progress on their treatment plan goals at time of discharge.
For more information about our Alliance Programs, contact Ashley Adams at 205-271-1728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.