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Group Homes for Dependent Children

Programs that provide an alternative living environment in agency-owned or operated facilities for children and youth who have been neglected, abused or abandoned or have had contact with the juvenile justice system, who are unable to live with their own family or a foster family and who would benefit from a professionally supervised, treatment oriented, structured group environment. Group homes for dependent children are licensed by the state/province and include small group homes (usually for up to six individuals) and large group homes (usually for up to thirteen individuals).

Taxonomy Code: PF-650.250

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