The Family Mentor Project (FMP) is a resource to support families and guardians through the process of moving a family member to the community from a Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) operated by the Developmental Disabilities Administration of Washington (DDA) or from a skilled nursing facility.
In 2011, the Washington State Legislature made the investment to fund the Developmental Disabilities Family Mentor Project (FMP). Family Mentors provide emotional support, based on their own personal experiences of transitioning their loved ones into community residential services and supports.
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An individual's choice to transition, or not transition, to the community should be an informed one, and that choice will impact the level of transition planning provided.
Family mentor services are offered to all eligible individuals.