Extended Family Homes

An Extended Family Home is a safe, loving and structured living environment for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The families, couples or individuals who own these homes and provide care for our clients with disabilities are called Extended Family Home providers. Our providers open their homes to clients to teach them intensive social and independent living skills as well as help them form strong community relationships. The clients living with a provider help to determine their own goals for habilitation and independence.

What Support do Extended Family Home (EFH) clients need?

  • A safe and structured home to live in with their own room
  • The necessary level of support and supervision, which is determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Life skills training to increase independence
  • Introduction and access to community activities to enhance and enrich their lives

Requirements to Become an Extended Family Home:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation
  • Willing for everyone in your household to undergo complete background checks
  • Complete KVC’s EFH training (including CPR/First Aid, MANDT and Medication Adie)
  • Meet all applicable Department of Health and Human Services regulations


KVC Support for EFH Providers:

EFH providers through KVC receive the following services:

  • A designated EFH Specialist to provide 24/7 support and direction
  • On-time monthly reimbursement payments
  • Ongoing training and support


Resources to Learn More

Read our Extended Family Home FAQs to answer all of your questions from “How do I get started?” to “Are there documentation requirements?” Our blog features stories from other KVC EFH providers as well as educational articles.