Foundational Community Supports

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About this Program

Foundational Community Supports (FCS) is a program offering benefits for supportive housing and supported employment for Apple Health-eligible beneficiaries with complex needs. Your Morningside team will work with housing and employment providers to help you find and maintain jobs; acquire stable, independent housing; and gain the necessary skills to be successful.

To qualify for Foundational Community Support services you must qualify for Medicaid and:

Meet at least one health need:

  • Housing and Essential Needs Program (HEN) or Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD)
  • Have a diagnosed mental illness
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Requires care providing with three or more activities of daily living determined by a CARE
    assessment (similar to PCSP)- this is ALTSA

Meet at least one risk factor:

  • Mental health deterioration
  • dysfunction in role at work or school
  • Substance abuse treatment in last two years
  • Unable to obtain/ maintain employment- per CARE assessment (ALTSA)

Services offered in this program:

Learn more about the services offered in this program. Click on a service below to learn more.

Job Placement

Our Business Developers start off with a meet and greet. This meeting takes around 45 minutes and it’s a chance for the client and developer to really get to know each other. Job takeaways are environment, location, size of business, sounds, etc. We talk about transportation, clothing for interviews, tasks that they would like to do and tasks they will not do. We try to know as much as we can so when in the community we are targeting the right businesses. When we feel a business meets most if not all the desired points we will take the client on a tour of the business, make introductions and if all goes well an interview. It’s very important that we make a good match for client and business. 

Supported Employment

In some settings a potential employee may need additional support to be successful on the job. This support may be in the form of a job coach who works with persons who experience disabilities by providing on-site job training assistance and long term support to the employer and employee. The job coach will help the employee learn good work habits and job skills Morningside often contracts with DVR to provide supported employment services and long term support. During this process, businesses gain reliable, dependable and hardworking employees with a better than average chance of success.

Supported Housing

You must receive medicaid to qualify for supporting housing services. Supportive Housing is a philosophy and a program that is rooted in the belief that no one should have to prove “housing readinessto be housed. The service is an evidence-based practice with decades of research, as well as personal and professional stories that highlight the success of community living paired with intensive, personalized supports. A person is supported in the process of securing community-based, affordable housing of their choice along with individualized support to assist the person with stabilization and self-identified goals. Supportive Housing adheres to the principles of Housing First, Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Planning, and Strengths-Based Approach. Program participation, medication adherence, and abstinence are not required to keep one’s housing.

Program Staff

Steve Hughes
Regional Manager

Program Partners

Locations offering this Program:

Click a participating location below to view a full list of program offerings and to learn more. Please contact your preferred location to speak with staff to determine if our program is right for you.

Clallam County

113 S. Valley St. Port Angeles, WA 98362


(360) 452-7919

Grays Harbor County

110 West Market St. Suite 203 Aberdeen, WA 98520


(360) 533-8820

Lewis County

605 W Main Street, Suite 4 Centralia, WA 98531


(360) 807-2100

Pierce County

1601 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98405


(253) 301-0502

Thurston/Mason Counties

809 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501


(360) 943-0512

“Everyone deserves a chance. Everyone can do something. An employer can match a job that their business needs to fit the strength of the person with a disability.”

- Erica Nation, Pita Pit

“Looking past the disability and seeing the person that they really are is the biggest thing.”

- Thomas Black, Warehouse Demo Services

“Felix is awesome. He is a huge help to us. He does everything that is asked of him and he is a good guy.”

Hany Mosad, Manager of the Federal Way Jack in the Box