STABLE Families


STABLE Families
STABLE Families is a community-based collaborative model that works across systems to ensure high quality, coordinated service provision to families affected by HIV and/or substance abuse. STABLE Families works to ensure that families affected by HIV and/or substance abuse are experiencing seamless service delivery to increase family stability, child safety, and well-being regardless of the number and type of services being delivered.

Who do we serve?
Families, with at least one child under the age of 19, affected by HIV; and/or families affected by HIV and substance abuse. The HIV+ family member does not have to be living with the family (if the HIV+ family member is deceased, incarcerated, or absent the family is STILL eligible).

What can a family expect at enrollment?
The STABLE Families Family Interventionist (FI) will meet with the family in their home or the location of their preference to complete the enrollment process. The FI will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify the strengths and needs of the family, identify and access appropriate linkages to services including those for the children/youth, and determine if individual mental health services are needed for any family member.

What services does STABLE Families offer?
Case coordination, individual mental health (children, youth and adults), parent/caregiver support, legal services, medical access, out of school time support, and educational supports.

How does STABLE Families support families?
The entire family is offered support through the STABLE Families Project. Based on the thorough assessment and the results of completed inventories, families will be connected with a menu of comprehensive family support services, including: mental health (adult, youth and child), case coordination, legal services, access to medical services including treatment adherence support, parenting skills, peer social support (adult, youth and child), parent/caregiver education/support (including support groups) and educational supports. Rather than simply offering additional services to the family, STABLE Families works to coordinate services across systems to ensure efficient and seamless service delivery with the health and well-being of the family at the core of all we do. The Family Interventionist works collaboratively with the family and other involved service providers to create a case plan that is aligned across systems. This will allow, whenever possible, the identification of unified goals that collectively work to strengthen and support the family.

How do I refer a family?
Simply call 202-803-6486 for Melissa Sellevaag, Project Director
or 202-803-6479. STABLE Families is a project of Metro TeenAIDS