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Old 10-31-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Default Any information about starting a group home

I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction in regards to information about starting a group home in Houston. I have always been interested in starting one but am having a hard time finding any information on how to go about it.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I'd start with Harris County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Start Your Own Senior Services Business
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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What kind of group home? For special needs adults? drug addicts? senior citizens? ex-cons? I think it might be good to specify that and drill down to an agency that makes placements into group homes.

Check with DARS - Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply; I would ideally like to start a group home for troubled teens but it would ultimately be a business first. Meaning specific types might not be financially viable.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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So who would fund these troubled teens? I don't think the govn't supports troubled teenhood. They're all troubled to some degree. I know there is funding for the mentally disabled, so that might be a way to go. But frankly, IMO, you can't run something like that as a BUSINESS. It's something you do for people because you love it and you seek out the funds to break even and make a basic living. I guess I don't agree w/ your motives.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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Oh, I hope I didnt give the wrong impression with my motives. All I meant by a business first is that it would have to make enough money to operate since I wont be able to put in my own money every month to just keep it running. I just wish there were more options for teens in trouble / bad situations and would like to help if that is possible.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Covenant House would be a good place to start. They'd probably be able to at least give you an idea where to start.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction in regards to information about starting a group home in Houston. I have always been interested in starting one but am having a hard time finding any information on how to go about it.
I am in the same situation have you discovered any leads?
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Troubled teens living with other troubled teens sounds like compounded trouble to me. I wouldn't think that's a real good idea.
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