Special Assistance/In Home (SA/IH) program provides additional income to adults who meet the criteria. Social Workers at Forsyth County Department of Social Services will conduct comprehensive assessments to identify how certain factors would affect an individual’s ability to live at home safely. These adults have been determined by a doctor to need domiciliary (e.g., adult care home, assisted living, family care home, rest home) level of care. Through this program these adults would be able to remain in their homes provided they are safe and the additional monies are sufficient to meet the needs. The SA/IH payment can be used to pay for services that would then stabilize the adults’ home environment. The program can be used to pay for: needed household repairs, utility expenses, respite, groceries, medical supplies, clothing, rent/mortgage, transportation, etc.
Contact a Special Assistance Worker or Adult Services Intake (336) 703-3501.