Family Support Council and How to Apply


Family Support Council Responsibilities

The Family Support Council is a state-mandated entity, made up of family members and other community partners, that provides guidance and direction to the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) about how to administer the state funded Family Support Services Program (FSSP). DDRC's Council also give guidance to the Jeffco Children and Family Services Fund (Jeffco CFS). The Council determines the number of families to be served with state and county resources, approves the process for identifying families "most in need," and establishes funding limits consistent with the State's rules. The Council reviews the process each year. Funding limits and priorities are subject to change based on available resources and state guidelines.

Council Composition

The family support council consists of family members of persons with an intellectual and developmental disability, professionals, interested citizens and persons with an intellectual and developmental disability with a majority of the council being made up of family members.

Time Commitment

The Council meets the first Thursday of every month, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the DDRC Administrative Office in Lakewood.

To Submit an Application

If interested in serving on the Family Support Council, you can access the online application using the button below. If you have questions, contact Susan Johnson at susan.johnson@ddrcco.com.


Family Support Council Application

The Selection Process

Applicants will be notified that their application has been received. The Family Support Council will review and consider each application and make recommendations to the DDRC Board of Directors for approval/appointment to the Family Support Council. All applicants will receive communication about their applicant status.

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