How many people are served by FHC?
We serve 32 children in our residential program, approximately 60 children in our Community Services program.
How many people are employed by FHC?
We have an average of 150 employees.
Are the residents involved in the community?
The children participate in a variety of activities. Some examples: dining out, movies, library, concerts, parks, zoo, Adventure Land, swimming, bowling, Girl/Boy Scouts, and church youth group.
Do the children go to school?
Yes. The children go to school in Storm Lake or their community school system.
Can children in the residential program go home for visits?
Yes. Parents and guardians can visit at anytime. There is a 30 night limit per child per calendar year if title XIX is paying for the child's placement.
Do parents give up parental rights when they place their child?
No. Parents retain all rights. Placement is considered voluntary.
What is the staff to child ratio?
Ratios are individualized according to each child's needs.
Does FHC provide any daily living items?
Yes. FHC provides the following: food, shelter, clothing, a bed, bedding (if needed), linens, storage for personal items, toiletry items, and adaptive equipment. In the Community Service program, FHC provides all of the essentials that a person would need when away from home for a weekend.
Who does FHC serve?
We serve persons 3 to 18 years old who are diagnosed with a developmental disability from the mild to profound range. Young adults may be served in the Residential Program to age 21 if still enrolled in the special education program.
What services does FHC offer through the Residential Program?
FHC's Residential Program offers a variety of services, including: Essential Lifestyle Plans, Medical (24-hour nursing), recreational services, adaptive equipment, dietary, and therapies including: physical, occupational, psychological, speech and language.
What services does FHC offer through the Community Services Program?
Through FHC's Community Services Program, the following services are available: Group and Individual Respite Care, Supported Community Living, and Home and Vehicle Modifications. With FHC's Respite Care weekend program, FHC provides typical day/overnight accommodations, including meals and snacks.