This partnership brings together Humanim, The Arc of Southern Maryland, The Arc of Washington County, and Somerset Community Services for the purpose of providing comprehensive Statewide Behavioral Support Services to Maryland residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This alliance will create a uniform network of services to increase the efficacy and efficiency of service delivery and improve the overall statewide quality of services through the development of an ongoing program of best practices development. The centralized partnership, under the administration of Humanim, will go into effect October 1, 2013, at which time the toll-free centralized intake number (1-888-374-3276) will go live, with service being offered 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Maryland Behavioral Support Services Partnership will facilitate active coordination and collaboration among partner agencies at the administrative, programmatic, and clinical levels. This has been developed to strike a balance between providing optimal levels of consistency across Maryland, while at the same time preserving regional autonomy, such that partner providers are able to maintain their own program models and service delivery systems that meet the unique needs of their region. The partnership members are all well experienced regional providers of DDA-funded Behavioral Support Services.