Contracting Opportunities for Potential Providers

The following contracted opportunities for qualified providers are currently available through the Roads to Community Living Demonstration Project:

Contractor qualifications and rates are determined at the local level. If you are interested in learning about any of these opportunities, please contact the regional Roads to Community Living Resource Support and Development Program Manager in your area (see below).

County DSHS Region Resource Support and Development Manager

Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman Counties

1 North

Laura Smith
509.568.3822
laura.smith@dshs.wa.gov

Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Yakima Counties

1 South

Jessica Price
509.225.4435
jessica.price@dshs.wa.gov

Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties

2 North

Barbara Bratle
360.756.5771
barbara.bratle@dshs.wa.gov

King County

2 South

Betsy Jansen
206.341.7801
betsy.jansen@dshs.wa.gov

Kitsap and Pierce Counties

3 North

Susan Kaiser
253.476.72533susan.kaiser@dshs.wa.gov

Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum Counties

3 South

Dawn Okrasinski
360.664.9144
dawn.okrasinski@dshs.wa.gov

Community Choice Guide

The Community Choice Guide is a contracted option for intensive one on one relocation support for individuals moving from qualified institutional settings to qualified community settings.  These services are provided only as authorized by case management staff in the participant's Service Plan.  Services may include the following:

  • Conducting an RCL Pre-Transition Consultation with potential participants.  This does not include conducting the CARE assessment; or performing NF transition screen.
  • Liaison acting on behalf of HCS and AAA staff between nursing facility and in-home case management, staff at nursing facility and institutional settings, housing, medical personnel, legal representatives, formal caregivers, family members, informal supports and any other involved party
  • Locating and arranging for appropriate, accessible housing
  • Setting up the participant's new home including services such as arranging utility hook-ups and the acquisition of furnishings and household goods
  • Arrangement of the participant's physical move from the institutional setting
  • Liaison between the participant and housing provider
  • May include training, education and consultation to help participant to access community settings, or health services.
  • May connect participant with less formal or atypical daily activities, such as those that might be found through local YMCA-type organizations, Senior or Community Centers, etc.
  • Provision of assistance and support to ensure the participant's successful transition from the institutional setting as authorized by HCS and/or AAA staff.

Informal Caregiver Support Services

Informal Caregiver Support Services include training, education and consultation aimed at helping family and other members of a participant's informal supports begin or continue to provide care for the participant.  Services:

  • Are provided only as authorized in the participant's Service Plan
  • Include support groups, education, and training on topics such as self care and stress management
  • Include education and training regarding disease and diagnosis specific issues, including assistance with challenging behavior management
  • Include brief solution focused family, group, or individual counseling
  • May be provided in the institutional setting, home, or other qualified community setting 

Informal Caregiver Respite

Informal Caregiver Respite is the provision of hourly services for the caregiver for the purpose of time-limited, intermittent respite from caregiver responsibilities.  Services:

  • Are provided only as authorized in the participant's Service Plan
  • May be provided through IP or Agency Care in the client's home.

Personal Centered Planning: Provider Training Videos

Professional Support Services: Challenging Behavior Consultation and Technical Assistance, Transitional Behavioral Health, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Communication Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Substance Abuse Consultation

Challenging Behavior Consultation and Technical Assistance includes training, education, and consulting services which benefit individuals with traumatic brain injury as well as those with a diagnosis of mental illness.  It targets direct interventions to decrease aggressive, destructive, sexually inappropriate, or other behaviors that compromise a participant's ability to remain in the community. Services may be provided to the participant and/or to caregivers.  Other Professional Support Services cover a range of services for participants whose needs include therapeutic services not otherwise covered by Medicaid.  It covers supports and services that are typically performed or provided by people with specialized skill, certification or licenses.  Services:

  • Are provided only as authorized in the participant's Service Plan
  • May include training, behavior support plans, and specialized cognitive counseling
  • May be provided in the institutional setting, home, or other qualified community setting 
  • May also be provided in common community settings that the person needs to navigate (i.e., stores, offices, parks etc.).
  • May be provided only in those instances where the Medicaid benefit has been exhausted or denied, or where the authorized level of services does not meet the participant's transition needs

Specialized Transition Goods and Services: Assistive Technology, Vehicle Adaptations, Service Animals

These services are provided only as authorized in the participant's Service Plan.  Services may include:

  • Purchase of assistive technology to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of participants
  • Payment for vehicle modifications (but not for vehicle purchase or repair) to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of participants
  • Training of the participant and/or caregivers in the use of assistive technology or vehicle modifications
  • The provision of a trained service animal
  • Specific training of the service animal to meet the individualized needs of the client
  • Orientation of client with service animal
  • Service animal training with client
  • Consultation with client as needed