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Certified Family Home Program - Provider Page

Certified Family Homes (CFH) provide a safe, family-style living environment for adults who need some assistance with the activities of daily living, but do not require a more restrictive institutional setting. Usually there are one or two adult residents in a CFH.  Each resident has a tailored care plan designed to meet their individual needs and to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in community activities.  The CFH is operated by a provider who has received the appropriate training and demonstrated the knowledge and experience to provide safe and effective services to the residents.  There are over 2,500 Certified Family Homes in communities across the state.

Please see our brochure for more information: 

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Announcements and Alerts

The Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) is increasing to $105.00 effective January 1, 2019.


Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) 16, Title 03, Chapter 19, “Rules Governing Certified Family Homes,” was recently updated. Regional certifying agents throughout the state are now surveying to the new regulations. The Department encourages each certified family home provider to thoroughly read and routinely review the revised chapter of rules.

Providers offering the best care and safest environments evaluate their home’s compliance with program rules on an ongoing basis, adjusting their operation in accordance with the rules as necessary. To aid compliance with the new rules across the industry, the Department has developed new forms that, if used properly, will ensure compliance with the updated rules. These forms are available on this webpage.

Questions may be directed to the certifying agent(s) in the region where the home is located. Contact information is found at the bottom of
this webpage.

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Name Role Office
Steven L. Millward     CFH Program Manager (208) 334-0706
Susan Elsey CFH Administrative Assistant   (208) 334-0711
Lynette Gneiting Region 1 CFH Specialist (208) 665-8807
Kim Cole Region 2 CFH Specialist (208) 799-4438 
Sandy Arnold Region 3 CFH Specialist (208) 455-7120
Carrie Johns Region 3 CFH Specialist (208) 455-7120
Region 4 CFH Specialist (208) 334-0700
Debra Gould Region 4 CFH Specialist (208) 334-0700
Nora Gonzalez Region 5 CFH Specialist  (208) 732-1515
Geneva Johnson Region 6 CFH Specialist (208) 239-6249
Josh Prigmore Region 7 CFH Specialist (208) 528-5721
Lisa Thompson Region 7 CFH Specialist  (208) 528-5721 

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