Family Maintenance Units
Type of service: Case management and direct service
Target clients: Intact families
Length: One year maximum
Contact: Social worker visits at least monthly
Goal: Remedy identified risks to children
Individualized case plans, Team Decision Meetings, support, and referrals to community providers of substance abuse treatment, counseling for sexual abuse, domestic violence, behavioral problems of children, parenting, etc.
Types of Family Maintenance Cases:
Voluntary contract cases:
Families who have been identified as "at risk" through a CPS investigation agree to complete a case plan for a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 1 year.
Court ordered cases:
The children are Court dependents allowed to remain in the home under specific conditions while the parents complete required programs.
Family Unification Program (FUP)
A collaboration with the Housing Authority of Stanislaus County, the FUP program helps 140 families obtain Section 8 rental assistance in cases where a lack of housing would result in:
Imminent placement of the child/children
Delay the return of children in out of home care to their families
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