Changing Horizons through Innovative Parenting Systems (CHIPS)
Changing Horizons through Innovative Parenting Systems (CHIPS) are foster homes that receive Medicaid reimbursement, additional training, and therapeutic wraparound services in the home. Therapeutic foster parents must have computer access, as well as flexible work schedules, work at-home arrangements, or have at least one parent who is at home each day. These foster parents will have a supportive team of therapists and a designated case worker who supports them in making an impact on a young person’s life in a short amount of time. CHIPS is designed to be a short-term treatment lasting from six to 12 months on average. Youth in the CHIPS program range from 5 to 17 years old and comprise all genders and races. Parents receive a higher rate of payment to offset this special type of care.