I​n-Home Supports and Services

​Programs for All Ages

Below is a list of programs that provide services and supports to individuals with disabilities regardless  of their age. 

The Community First Choice (CFC) Program provides community services and supports to enable older adults and individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes. Some supports include: personal assistance services, personal emergency response systems, assistive technology, accessibility​ adaptations, consumer training and home delivered meals. Individuals must meet an institutional level  of care and be financially eligible for community Medicaid. For more information, contact Medicaid’s  Long Term Care and Waiver Services at: 410‐767‐1739 or 1‐877‐463‐3464 or for MD Relay Service 1‐800‐ 735‐2258. Visit the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website for more information. 

The Maryland Personal Care (MAPC) Program provides in‐home personal care, supports planning and  nurse monitoring services to individuals with disabilities or chronic medical conditions who qualify for  Medicaid. Services may be provided in the workplace. This program is administered through the local  health departments. For more information, contact your local health department or the Department of  Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)​ at: 410‐767‐1739 or 1‐877‐463‐3464 or for MD Relay Service 1‐800‐ 735‐2258. 

The Community Pathways Waiver is administered by the Developmental Disabilities Administration  (DDA) under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The waiver offers a wide array of services  to eligible individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability which is provided by licensed  provider agencies or independent providers under self‐directed services. There is a waiting list to receive  services and funding availability is based on need. For more information or to apply for the waiting list,  contact the DDA headquarters  online by phone at 410‐767‐5600. You can also contact your regional office directly. 

The Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) program is administered by the Developmental Disabilities  Administration (DDA) under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and grants eligible  applicants up to $2,000 for identified services and items to support identified needs. The DDA  distributes LISS funding twice during the fiscal year in two rounds (July 1‐31 and January 1‐31). LISS  funding is distributed based on a random sel​ection and meeting eligibility requirements. LISS provides  funding for various individual support services and family support services to include: personal and  attendant care, respite care, and other services to maximize independence, productivity, and integration  within the community. There are currently four LISS agencies throughout the state responsible for  processing applications. For more information, visit DDA’s website  or access the 2015 LISS Applicant and Family  Reference Guide​.