The mission of Children’s Rehabilitation Service is to enable children and youth with special health care needs and adults with hemophilia to achieve their maximum potential within a community-based, culturally competent, family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated system of services.
CRS receives its operational funds through the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau Title V Block Grant ($3,650,615 in FY 2010; 11 percent of total), the Alabama Legislature (11,800,368 in FY 2010; 37 percent of total) and Medicaid/private insurance reimbursements and contributions ($16,965,674 in FY 2010; 52 percent of total). Ninety-one percent of our revenue is used to provide services to clients and families, while only 9 percent goes to administration costs.
CRS is the state of Alabama’s program for children with special health care needs. Our federal partners are located in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA is located in the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
The federal legislation that originally provided funding for children with special health care needs programs like CRS is Title V of the Social Security Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Title V has been amended several times over its long history.
CRS partners with numerous public and private organizations and agencies to serve children and youth with special health care needs and their families. The goal of these partnerships is to provide a community based, comprehensive, coordinated system of care in Alabama. We invite you to contact our partners as needed:
Our Mission: To enable Alabama's children and adults with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential
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