Communities Connected for Kids operates case management directly in St. Lucie County, while Children’s Home Society of Florida provides those services in Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties through a contract with us.
The case manager is the person who coordinates all services rendered to the child or family and who serves as the single and continuous point of contact for the child and family from entry into services until reunification is complete, transfer to adoptions is achieved, or independent living is realized. The primary goal of case management for children served in their home is to ensure that the children are safe and to prevent unnecessary placement in out-of-home care.
The primary goal of case management for children receiving out-of-home care is to ensure appropriate and stable placements and appropriate services for the child and family to ensure that permanency is achieved within 12 months. The case managers provide the appropriate level of case management, services and supports, based on family need as well as ongoing assessments.