Adult Family Home Information

The purpose of the Owner-Occupied Adult Family Home Provider is:

  • To maximize the independence and decrease the dependence of those served in the program.
  • To promote healthy, independent, and productive lifestyles for the members/residents of the home in the most natural and least restrictive manner possible.
  • To support members'/residents' growth by providing safe and not overly protective environments.
  • To protect vulnerable adults from neglect and abuse.

Individuals in need of this supportive environment may be referred to the program by CCCW Service Coordinators. The Service Coordinators continue his or her involvement with each member/resident placed in an Adult Family Home in order to coordinate the array of services the individual needs. The CCCW Community Resource Department certifies, monitors, and provides training possibilities and ongoing support to all Owner-Occupied 1-2 Adult Family Home Providers.

We appreicate your commitment to serving the vulnerable adults in our communities. You make it possible for those unable to live independently to enjoy the benefits of a family based care program.

1-2 Bed Adult Family Home Provider Guide

Adult Family Home Provider Forms

Substitute Care Provider List


Adult Family Home Certification


Home owners interested in certifying their home to serve disabled adults or elderly in their home must first submit their interest in Adult Family Home Certification. Upon receipt of the submittal, interested providers may expect a follow-up conversation with CCCW Community Resource Provider Relations Coordinator - AFH Certification to discuss your level of interest in certifying your home. The Community Resource Provider Relations Coordinator - AFH Certification will explain further what you can expect during the certification process.

As part of the AFH certification process, the following requirements will need to be met:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of providing Adult Family Care.
  • Exercise sound judgement and display the capacity to successfully care for people with disabilities or the frail elderly.
  • Pass the background checks.
  • Show financial stability demonstrated by having the financial reserves to support all members of your household, including the Adult Family Home members/residents, for a period of at least 30 days without receiving payment for the care of the members/residents.
  • Have had a physical exam within the past year showing that you and all members/residents of your household are free from communicable diseases and that there are no illnesses or conditions that would threaten the health, safety, or welfare of the members/residents or hinder your ability to care for them.
  • Have successfully passed a TB screening within the last 90 days.
  • Have adequate liability insurance covering both your auto and your home.
  • Be aware of the training requirements and have agreed to meet them.
  • Have your home visited by the Community Resource Provider Relations Coordinator - AFH Certification from CCCW and meet all the requirements for certification.
  • Please be prepared to complete additional items as requested by the Community Resource Provider Relations Coordinator - AFH Certification certifying your home.

Your certification is good for one year. Approximately 45 days before your certification is due to expire, you will be contacted by the Community Resource Provider Relations Coordinator - AFH Certification regarding your recertification. This is done whether you currently have a member(s) or are still waiting for placements.


Interested in Adult Family Home Certification


MEDICAID Waiver Standards for Wisconsin Adult Family Homes (1-2 bed)

Interested in Adult Family Home Licensing

Chapter DHS 88 - Licensed Adult Family Homes (3-4 Bed)