State and Federal Resources

The Bureau of Developmental Disability Services (BDDS): 

BDDS administers programs that support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live their best life through community supports and residential options. Services are delivered using an individualized, person-centered approach where all people have equal access and opportunity to realize their good life.

The Bureau of Quality Improvement Services (BQIS): 

The Bureau of Quality Improvement Services monitors services to individuals by organizations and providers. BQIS is funded by or funded under the authority of the Division of Disability & Rehabilitative Services and organizations/providers that have entered into a provider agreement under Indiana Code (IC) 12-15-11 to provide Medicaid in-home waiver services.

Adult Protective Services: 

The Adult Protective Services program was established to receive and investigate reports regarding adults within the state of Indiana who may be endangered and, as appropriate, to coordinate a proper response to protect endangered adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Division of Child Services: 

DCS protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the state of Indiana. The DCS Central Office is located in the Indiana Government Center South at 302 West Washington Street, Room E306.

Division of Aging: 

The Division of Aging is committed to helping Hoosiers find the information and resources they need. Our goal is to put knowledge in Hoosiers’ hands so they can make better decisions, not only for themselves but also for their loved ones.  We strive to foster networks that provide information, access and long-term care options that enhance choice, autonomy and quality of life for Hoosiers. We support the development of alternatives to nursing home care and coordinate home- and community-based services and funding through the statewide INconnect Alliance network. 

Division of Family Resources:

The Division of Family Resources receives applications and approves eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the cash assistance program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Governor's Council for People with Disabilities:

The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD) improves the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities in Indiana by strategically funding grants, influencing public policy and training people with disabilities and their family members to more effectively communicate and advocate for themselves and their communities. GCPD works to ensure that people with disabilities can live independent and productive lives in the community with the supports and services that they need to maximize their potential. 

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community:

The Indiana Institute is a bridge that connects the university to the broader community through the sharing of ideas and innovations to improve communities and lives.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA):

FSSA is a health care and social services funding agency. The eight care divisions in FSSA administer services to more than 1.5 million Hoosiers. FSSA’s mission is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities.

(all descriptions are taken from the organizations' websites)