The primary goal of Intensive Flexible Family Support programs is to help families with one or more members with a disability who are experiencing significant challenges that are causing the child/individual to be at risk of out-of-home placement. This is a time-limited (6 to 12 months) and goal-oriented service providing more focused and intensive supports in response to identified areas of need and difficulty, and to build family capacity to support their child at home. The individual must be between 3 and 22 years of age and living in the family home. The Springfield MCS Family Support Center also offers an Adult IFFS program for individuals over the age of 22.
IFFS Programs provide the following enhanced and specialized services using a family-centered approach: