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 S.T.E.P.
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.