The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) seeks qualified Vendors to develop/operate Intensive In-Home Services (IIHS), to address the needs of children and their families in order to achieve safety and permanency in a timely manner. This procurement is seeking stand-alone vendors or collaborative vendors in various areas of the State who are able to provide intensive in-home services. The regions/counties identified and the number of monthly slots (families to be served) for IIHS slots are as follows:
- Central Alabama (Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike counties) 29 slots per month;
- East Alabama (Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa counties) 48 slots per month;
- East Central Alabama (Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega counties) 49 slots per month;
- Jefferson/Shelby (Jefferson and Shelby counties) 103 slots per month;
- Northeast Alabama (Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Morgan counties) 66 slots per month;
- Northwest Alabama (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker, Winston, Madison and Limestone counties) 84 slots per month;
- Southeast Alabama (Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston counties) 46 slots per month;
- Southwest Alabama (Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington Counties) 64 slots per month;
- Tuscaloosa Hub (Bibb, Greene, Hale, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa counties) 18 slots per month; and
- West Central Alabama (Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Marengo, Perry, Wilcox counties) 19 slots per month.
Selected vendors must serve all of the counties in the region. If any county fails to use its slots on a continual basis, slots may be re-assigned by State DHR.
Vendors may propose for more than one region but must provide assurances that they will have a physical presence in each region to serve children within the county or region. Vendors must indicate the number of slots proposed, per region. All proposals containing collaborative initiatives must verify that there is a formal, legally acceptable business arrangement in place among the collaborating agencies.
Proposals must detail the Vendor’s expertise or history in the provision of such services including their use of trauma informed care and practices. They must identify a nationally recognized evidence-based treatment model that has proven to be successful that will be used in service provision. Vendors will be required to provide intensive in-home interventions to help alleviate situations and conditions within families where removal of children from the home is imminent, and when reunification is the permanency outcome, working with the children and their placements to return the youth to their permanent home. IIHS Vendors must provide services to a child or children in an out-of-home setting, when required, and simultaneously provide intensive services to the family to expedite the child/children’s safe return home or to some other permanent living arrangement. A more complete description of the services sought for this project is provided in Section 3, Scope of Project.
Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must comply with the instructions and procedures contained herein.