Family Support
"Helping Individuals with
Disabilities and Their Families"

GCS, Inc. provides Family Support in
Claiborne, Greene, Grainger,
Hamblen and Union County.
The Family Support program is funded by state dollars and designed to assist individuals
with
"severe disabilities"and their families to remain together in their home and
communities.


A severe disability is defined as: Attributable to mental or physical impairment, Likely to
continue indefinitely, Result in substantial functional imitation in three or more major life
activities such as:

                              Self-care, Receptive/Expressive Language, Learning,

                             Mobility, Self Direction, Capacity for Independent living,

                                                     Economic Self-Sufficiency
          
       
Services provided under Family Support are flexible and responsive to the needs of the
individual and/or their families.

         Camp
,  Counseling,   Day Care,   Equipment,  Health-Related Needs,

         Home Modifications
,  Homemaker Services,   Housing Costs,  

         Nursing/Nurse Aide
,  Personal Assistance,   Respite Care,  Supplies,

         Training
,  Transportation