Programs: Home-Based Family Services

Family Solutions Staff Member Working with Adolescent Boys in the Kitchen


The Family Solutions Home-Based Family Services Program provides in-home intensive mental health services in Jackson County to youth and their families. The goal is to equip families with the skills to successfully cope with the social and behavioral challenges they are experiencing, thereby preventing out of home youth placement or more restrictive interventions..

Our overall philosophy is based on the value of preserving individual and family integrity. We encourage families to build on their existing strengths and empower them to identify and implement solutions to their identified challenges. Ultimately, we strive to provide an individualized response to meet the needs of youth in our care within the least-restrictive setting possible.

The basic goal of the Family Solutions Home-Based Family Services Program is to strengthen the family system within the family’s natural environment. Participating families will be already have some previous experience with Mental Health Services and Supports.

Family Solutions Therapists and Treatment Specialists work with the family to provide the intensive services indicated on their agreed upon Services and Supports plan. The Child and Family Treatment team fosters a mutually respectful working partnership with the family and collaborates with all involved Community Partners to ensure successful services outcomes.

Using a strengths-based model, the clinical staff builds on the positive family elements while working through a culturally competent and trauma-informed perspective to help the entire family recognize areas where change or new skills are required. Family Solutions staff encourages each family to draw on its already existing wisdom.

Target Population

The Home-Based Family Services Program is licensed to provide mental health services to youth and adolescents ages 4–18.

Intake Criteria

  • Treatable  mental health diagnosis
  • CASII score range 20–22 (or specific justification if outside this range) indicating a level 3-5 of Service Intensity
  • Evidence the youth is at risk of entering out-of-home placement, is likely to decompensate with lesser quantity  ICTS services, or needs immediate intensive intervention to address safety
  • Evidence the youth does not require immediate out-of-home placement (residential treatment, hospital, detention, etc.)
  • Evidence the youth and family are able to commit to the level of service intensity recommended, including in-home appointments.

The youth served in this program need to be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan.

Geographic Area Served

This program serves youth and families from Jackson County.

Days and Hours of Operation

The program operates on a year-round schedule. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Staff in this program work flexible schedules to accommodate the families we serve, including evenings or weekends as needed.

Treatment Services Offered

The following services are provided primarily in the family’s home and community:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Skills training
  • Case management and coordination
  • Consultation with professionals of provider agencies involved in the individual’s treatment
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Referrals for psychiatric evaluations and medication management

Referral Process

Options of Southern Oregon  refers all clients to the Home Based Family Services program and we are able to accept other OHP authorizations.


More Information

Contact Family Solutions for more details about its programs or information regarding referrals.

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