Family Support Services Program is a state funded and county board implemented program which assists the family who lives with an individual who is eligible for services from the local county board of Developmental Disabilities. The goals of the Family Support Services program are to promote family unity, to maximize self-sufficiency and to prevent inappropriate institutionalization by accessing an array of supports that can be tailored to the unique need of the individual in need of services.
Assistance may be provided in the areas of in-home respite, out-of-home respite, home modification or adaptive equipment, incontinence supplies, special diet needs, camp, and adaptive therapies. Families may be required to make co-payments based on a sliding scale.
FSS is available to families who receive services from the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD). For additional information, please visit the North East Ohio Network (NEON) Council of Governments website:
Annual Taxable Income
$27,258 or less
$27,259 to $37,759
$37,760 to $48,260
$48,261 to $62,261
$62,262 to $79,762
$79,763 and above
100% of cost
The FSS Program can be used for respite, out of home activities, supplies (such as diapers and wipes) as well as adaptive equipment, counseling/training, home modifications, special diet needs, & medical costs.
FSS is available for services in which there is no other available funding source.
All special requests should be addressed to the Columbiana County Board of DD, but sent to George Callow at NEON for consideration prior to receiving services or purchasing of goods.