Community-based services are provided through Regional Centers and include assessments, case management, counseling, education, monitoring of care programs, and a full spectrum of treatment and habilitation services that are purchased by Regional Centers from community providers like A Bright Future, Inc.
Regional Centers are funded through Medi-Cal, the State General Fund, and other state agencies. Medi-Cal funding is provided primarily through a home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver program. The Regional Centers are under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services and are operated by community boards of directors.
There is no cost to the individual or family with Regional Center qualification and support.
How to become an A Bright Future, Inc Consumer?
To enter the A Bright Future Program, individuals must meet the following criteria:
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Reside in one of the areas served (hyperlinked to Areas Served page) or be planning to move there in the near future.
• Be supported by a Northern California Regional Center and/or being transferred to either of the NBRC, RCEB or ACRC.
• Express an interest and desire to participate in the A Bright Future, Inc. Program.
When a person supported by the Regional Center has decided they want to live on their own, they begin researching their options. Their regional center case manager will determine if the person qualifies for supported living services and then provides information regarding different area services for which they are eligible. If the person decides that they want to be a part of the A Bright Future, Inc. Supported Living Program, their case manager will make the referral (hyperliked to the contact us page).
A tour of the office and meetings with people who are already receiving services will then be set up. During several initial meetings with the consumer, the A Bright Future, Inc representative will assess the individual's needs and determine if A Bright Future, Inc. can help the consumer reach their goal of living on their own.