In-Home Support Services

In-Home Support Services

Designed to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities

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Service Overview

In-Home Support Services are residential services that take place in the individual’s home, family home, or community settings and typically supplement the primary care provided by the individual, family, or other unpaid caregivers. An In-Home Support Service Provider will:

  • Support individuals in achieving societal inclusion and participation based on person-centered preferences
  • Advocate for equality, individual dignity, and other human rights
  • Expand opportunities for choice and self-determination
  • Influence positive attitudes and public awareness by recognizing the contributions of people with disabilities
  • Promote genuine accommodations to expand participation in all aspects of life
  • Increase access to quality health and educational opportunities and services
  • Seek a diversity of cultural perspectives in service delivery based on person-centered service needs and preferences
  • Enhance skills, knowledge, and rewards of people working in the field
  • Establish partnerships and strategic alliances when possible

Contact Info
Available Locations
Eligibility Criteria
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a DD Waiver or other full payment source for hours of service to be delivered. **Available under the Family and Individual Waiver (FIS) and the Community Living Waiver (CL Waiver)
  • Must have a qualifying developmental disability
  • Must be able to be safely supported in their home setting;


You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions about this service here. If you’ve got a question we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Expand What can I expect with In-Home Support Services? What can I expect with In-Home Support Services?

Services are based on the Person-Centered Plan (PCP) of each individual enrolled in this service.  The PCP is also known as the Individualized Service Plan.  This plan is developed with the Case Manager/Support Coordinator, the individual, service providers, and other people chosen by the individual.  Each plan is strength-based and includes what is important to the person as well as what is important for the person to be healthy and safe.  These services consist of skill-building, routine supports, general supports, and safety supports that enable an individual to acquire, retain or improve the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community–based settings.


Key resources

Navigating the Developmental Disability Waivers
Virginia Navigator for Developmental Disabilities
My Life, My Community
DBHDS Resources for DD
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