Requests for Proposals
Harbor Regional Center (HRC) is a private non-profit organization under contract with the State of California Department of Developmental Services. HRC is part of a statewide network of 21 Regional Centers responsible for the coordination and development of services to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our service area is located in the southern and southwestern L.A. County, and includes Torrance, Harbor, Bellflower, and Long Beach health districts.HRC evaluates the resource needs of our clients and the business needs of our Center on an ongoing basis, and periodically invites prospective service providers to submit proposals.We thank all potential service providers for their interest in these projects or future specialized development and requests for proposals.
HRC 2020-21 Community Resource Development Planning
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is accepting Community Placement Program (CPP) and Community Resource Development Program (CRDP) projects from California Regional Centers. Per the FY2021 CPP/CRDP Regulations, the regional center must post for public input 15-days prior to submission to DDS. The DDS submission deadline is December 1, 2020. DDS has projected that awards will be announced to the regional centers in January 2021.
During the months of March 1 – May 31, 2020, the Department of Community Services obtained input from our Service Provider Advisory Committee, Client Services Departments, Parent Support Groups, and Community Services Teams to determine HRC’s resource needs for the CPP/CRDP proposals. Based upon the input received, the following programs were identified as priorities for resource development.
1. INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (proposed for Norwalk Area)
The Early Intervention Site based program will serve up to 50 children from ages 18 months-3 years in the North Eastern part of the HRC Service Area. This program will provide an infant development program to Early Start children identified with moderate to severe developmental delays. Staff will have language capacity to serve Spanish-speaking families.
2. DENTAL SERVICES
The Dental Project will serve HRC children and adults who are without adequate access to dental health resources and may benefit from a community-based resource. The project will use funding to collaborate with a local health clinic or dental group to provide dental sensitivity training, non-anesthesia dental services, and periodontal maintenance for HRC clients.
3. SPECIALIZED SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICES
The Specialized Supported Living Services will serve 15 individuals transitioning from Porterville Secure Treatment Program or requiring a community living alternative for deflection due to involvement with the criminal justice system and/or affected by repeated psychiatric hospitalizations. Startup will include extensive transition services and specialized training for staff to support individuals who may have co-occurring mental health issues or present with serious behavioral challenges that jeopardize living arrangements and can result in homelessness.
4. SPECIALIZED RESIDENTIAL HOME
The 4-person SRF-Home will serve individuals transitioning from skilled nursing facilities and sub-acute facilities. The home will support individuals who have complex medical needs and require specialized medical supports and services including those who have tracheotomy, contractures, and chronically severe medical conditions. The home will also obtain a hospice and dementia waiver and the home must be able to obtain a bed-ridden exception to support the individual through all phases of life. The provider will make environmental modifications (e.g., accessibility of hallways, bathrooms, and doors; hardening/softening of walls; rounding of corners; ceiling track system; fire sprinkler; and soundproofing). This home will also offer some behavioral supports to address conditions such as dementia and other age related illnesses.
5. ADULT DAY PROGRAM
The Adult Day Program will provide site and community based meaningful activities for 30 individuals who require enhanced support due to significant behavior challenges, co-occurring mental health diagnoses and histories of failed community based programs (residential and day support). The program will offer clinical consultation and staff training coordinated by an experienced administrator with a BCBA, RN and a mental health professional. The program will utilize the consultants to develop positive behavior support plans with an overlay of mental and physical health supports utilizing person-centered assessments and planning for each individual. The program will offer life-skills workshops, socialization skills, /interpersonal skill development classes, psychoeducational groups, community activities, and opportunities for all individuals to be involved with planning and forming new topic groups based on interests and support needs.
6. EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY TRAINING
The Educational Advocacy Training will provide educational advocacy training for families, including training in Spanish. A specialized curriculum will be developed for in person trainings as well as development of easily accessible and interactive online training modules for families. These modules will be developed in English and Spanish.
Please send your public comments to HRCCommunityServices@harborrc.org.