Family Support Services

The Family Support Services Program provides funding for supports and services to families who are caring for a family member with developmental disabilities who is living at home with their primary caregiver.  It is a locally-funded service available through the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS).

Effective January 1, 2016, MCBDDS will contract with the Southwestern Ohio Council of Governments to administer this important program.  Changes to the program include

  • Families will no longer have to report their taxable income to access services, thus eliminating co-pays.
  • The cap on recreation spending will be eliminated, which will offer individuals more opportunities to participate in the community.
  • An additional $300 may be available to families of children ages 6-17 for extended respite care.
  • Individuals on Home and Community-Based Services Waivers will no longer be eligible for funding through the Family Support Services Program.

What services are funded through this program?


For information, please consult the Family Support Services Guidelines 2017 document.