About Free to Be Programs

Free To Be Programs provides services to developmentally disabled individuals of all ages in certified family support homes in Los Angeles and Ventura County. We have two programs, one for children under 18 years of age, and one for adults.

We understand that not everyone is equipped to care for a developmentally disabled individual. It is a brave choice to ask for help and look to provide your family member with an enriched quality of life and care. In order to qualify for our program Free to Be requires a referral from your regional service coordinator. 

Once we determine that an individual qualifies for our program we match them with a certified foster family who has been trained to work with special needs. 

Child Residential Program

Children (ages 0-17) can be placed with one of our certified families. This program is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing and vendored by North Los Angeles County Regional Center.  This program is designed to work with children with developmental disabilities who have behavior problems and skill deficits.

Adult Residential Program

Many of the children we place automatically get transferred into our Adult Residential Program. Adult participants receive their own room in a certified family home. This program is monitored by the California Department of Developmental Services and vendored by North Los Angeles County Regional Center.  This program is designed to work with adults with developmental disabilities who would like to live in a family environment.

Our Service Area

Free to Be Programs serves families partnered with the North Los Angeles Regional Center. This includes San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and East Ventura County. If you need assistance determining the best way to care for a family member with special needs, we encourage you to reach out to your regional center to learn about your options.

Do you have a big heart and the desire to make a difference? Learn more about becoming one of our amazing foster families!