Services of Short Duration
This program ended on June 30, 2012. There is no funding available.
Given that people on the DDA Waiting List in the crisis prevention category are at risk of crisis within one year, short term intervention services and/or supports can address and prevent the crisis from occurring.
Services and supports shall be individualized, simple, meaningful, and address the immediate crisis need or trigger(s).
Funding can pay for supports, items, or services as a one-time payment, or over a designated period of time, that addresses the immediate crisis and its causes (triggers) and will eliminate or delay the risk of the person moving into crisis if taken care of.
- Provides up to $10,000, per eligible person, for services and supports for this fiscal year that address the immediate crisis and its causes (triggers) that are either one time only or of short duration (e.g. respite services, behavioral support services, payment of outstanding utility or medical bills).
- Provides information and assistance for people and families to make informed decisions related to support needed.
- Utilizes a simple Services of Short Duration funding request form.
- Funding commitment and payment of funding must be made by June 30, 2011. Services funded may carry over into next fiscal year.
Funding Exception Process
Understanding the unique needs and circumstances of each person and family, the DDA will utilize an exception protocol to meet funding request above $10,000. Request will be reviewed and may be approved by the DDA.
In addition, any one item whose cost exceeds $10,000 will be reviewed by DDA even if the cost is covered by more than one person such multiple individuals from the same family.
People targeted for the services of short duration funding that receive funding in the amount of $10,000 and then subsequently submit a request for LISS funding during this fiscal year will be referred to services of short duration for an exception consideration.
Information for People and Families
People and families will be supported with information and assistance to make informed decisions related to funding and services to address their crisis trigger. The following information strategies and tools will be utilized:
1. Services of Short Duration Allocation Letter – The DDA will send a letter to each person and legal authorized representative informing them of the ability to access funding for services and assistance available.
2. Service of Short Duration User Guide – The DDA will provide a user friendly guide for people and families to understand the intent of services, supports available, and resources available (i.e. DDA licensed providers, local services, funding, etc.). This guide will be included with the allocation letter. (See attachment C).
3. Service of Short Duration Frequently Asked Questions Document – The DDA will develop and update as needed a document that explains the scope of services, process to access, receive assistance, etc. and also answers questions frequently asked. This document will be posted on DDA website and updated as needed. (See attachment D).
Support/Assistance for People and Families
People and families can independently submit a request for services to address their potential crisis and crisis triggers.
People and families can also received assistance to identify their service and support needs, service providers, and the request submission from the following resources:
1. Resource Coordination providers – DDA licensed providers that provide coordination of generic and community services for people in the crisis prevention category via resource coordinators.
2. Low Intensity Support Services providers- DDA licensed providers contracted to procure tangible item(s) and/or arrange services for a discrete category of services and funding.
3. Family and Individual Support Services providers – DDA licensed providers that provide or procure support services for families and adults, living with their families or on their own, to meet indentified needs.
Services and Supports
Services of short duration should address the immediate crisis trigger(s), which resulted in a person being placed on the Waiting List in the crisis prevention category. They should be individualized, simple, and meaningful. Funds can pay for supports, items, or services as a one-time payment, or over a designated period of time, that addresses the immediate crisis trigger and will eliminate or delay the risk of the person moving into crisis if taken care of.
Services of Short Duration Request Process
People and families shall be provided the following guidance related to the request process:
1. Identify the service(s) and supports that will address the immediate crisis and its causes (triggers).
2. Complete the Services of Short Duration Request form (see attachment and also available on the DDA website).
Services:1- Payment of outstanding medical bills.
2- Intervention Service: Counseling and assistance related to debt and payment options.
3. Submit the Services of Short Duration Request form to a DDA LISS provider from the attached list.
4. The LISS provider will review the request form and provide assistance as needed to identify services, supports, or intervention services. They will process payment for services or supports as appropriate.