Alternative Family Living

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Alternative Family Living is a term used in mental health care mostly in North Carolina but also occasionally in other states.


From a cache of dated 2005-05-17 (but not edited since 2003-07-26):

The Alternative Family Living program is a residential service, which provides family style supervision and monitoring of daily activities. Individuals live with a family who acts as a provider of supported services. The AFL provider is a person or agency capable of providing a supportive, culturally normative, programmatically sound service that meets the physical, emotional and developmental needs of those served.

From Residential & Support Services, Inc.:

Alternative Family Living (AFL) - Children or adults with developmental disabilities live with a family (not their own). The family member provides supportive services and promotes "family-style" supervision and monitoring of daily activities.