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Minimum Standards for Licensed Independent Foster Homes [22 VAC 40 ‑ 141]
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12/17/12  3:15 pm
Commenter: Ruby Caskey, Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Home

Regulations and Standards

“Hope for Tomorrow” is the slogan adopted by Patrick Henry in 1984. This slogan was coined with a twofold meaning: the first being that our “Hope for Tomorrow” is found in Jesus Christ and second that we provide training and opportunity for resident’s to develop their talents and prepare them for a productive and meaningful life. This mission has been in place since Patrick Henry’s early years and has been accomplished with great success with the governing of our licensure by the Minimum Standards for Child Residential Institutions. This being said I do not see how abolishing these standards and mandating operations under the Child Residential Facility licensure standards would benefit the services we provide to children and families in need. In effect it could negatively impact not only the services we provide, how we deliver these services, but also the outcome of these services. After reviewing the CRF standards there is no standard identified regarding the basic care, safety and welfare of the resident’s that Patrick Henry Boy’s & Girl’s Homes is not currently practicing with Minimum Standards for Child Residential Institutions  currently governing our licensing; therefore why implement a change to a program that has proven successful in its mission for over 50 years.

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