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Moderate Residential Services for Children

The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as "the Department") invites qualified vendors to submit a proposal to provide two hundred fifty (250) statewide slots of Moderate Residential Services to children in the custody of the state. These services must be provided in a congregate care setting, and must consist of room, board and an array of services for children with moderate and/or serious emotional and/or behavioral management problems that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school and/or community setting in other than a residential environment. Placements must be limited to children whose needs cannot be met in their own home, traditional foster home, basic residential care, or children who have reached their treatment goals in a more restrictive setting and are ready to be "stepped down". Around the clock (twenty-four hour) supervision is required for all children receiving Moderate Residential Services. Twenty-four hour awake staff must be provided to ensure proper supervision to prevent/respond to the following behaviors which include but are not limited to: fighting at night, inability to sleep and wandering around, attempting sexual contact with other residents, attempted runaway patterns, etc.