FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

A Focus on Family

At Toward Maximum Independence (TMI), we are dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including youth; the period between childhood and adult age.

As a licensed Resource Family Agency (previously named Foster Family Agency) (RFA License #370603102), TMI provides resource family placements for youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Resource families are available for youth with special needs who are unable to remain with their family of origin. Resource families are offered a financial stipend, monthly respite, back up services, extensive training and the ongoing support of both a social worker and behavior specialist. Please contact Nataly Martinez at (800) 877-5452, Ext 317 or natalym@tmi-inc.org to attend a New Resource Parent Orientation to learn more about becoming a resource parent for a youth with special needs. Please visit our Become a Resource Family page for details and requirements.

Another aspect of TMI’s Family Support Services is that it seeks to prevent the need for out-of-home placements. Through TMI’s Family Focused Supports, the agency offers support to birth families and their children with the goal of addressing support needs before they reach a crisis level.

The goal of our Assessment and Intervention Services program, with the support from members of the Interdisciplinary Planning Team, is to provide the supports and services necessary to ensure that individuals receive services which promote full inclusion in the “least restrictive environment.”

Family preservation is important and, even when temporary placement is necessary, the ultimate goal is reunification. In cases when it is not in the best interest of the youth and the courts have advised against a reunification plan, TMI has been successful in finding a long-term stable resource family for youth where they are loved and nurtured. 

Alternative Family

RESOURCE FAMILY SERVICES

Smiling Family

FAMILY FOCUSED SUPPORTS

Boy with Cerebral Palsy

ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

TMI receives funding from DDS. Should you wish to report any questions or concerns, please contact their office at (916) 654-1690 or via the DDS website.

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CORPORATE OFFICE: 4740 MURPHY CANYON RD., SAN DIEGO, CA 92123 | (800) 877-5452

TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL

DISABILITIES SINCE 1981 AND THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SINCE 2000.

SERVING SAN DIEGO, RIVERSIDE AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES.

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