Rapid Resource for Families (RRFF) was established in 2009 and was initially comprised of five (5) nationally accredited agencies. Since its early beginnings as a basic online referral database for therapeutic foster care and intensive in-home, program leaders saw the need to stretch further to reach those children that most agencies were ill equipped to serve. The vision was to develop an intensive program that could serve difficult to place children in a home environment and to decrease placements in a more restrictive environment. After several years of piloting an intensive treatment program with supportive partnerships with the Division of Medical Assistance, the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse, and the Duke Endowment on December 31, 2013 Rapid Resource for Families/Intensive Alternative Family Treatment® began to operate independently with financial support coming from the Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and their contractual agreements with RRFF/IAFT® to provide oversight of the service. With outcome data demonstrating success with difficult to place children, RRFF was able to secure agreements with all MCOs. RRFF/IAFT® continues to garner the support of the MCOs as their demand for placement options grow beyond current capacity.
RRFF has a number agencies within our provider network, with several others in the application process to become part of our network of providers. The goal of meeting capacity demands continues to drive the addition of provider agencies. Referrals have continued to exceed expectations as more children are needing the supports that this service can provide. RRFF has successfully trademarked Intensive Alternative Family Treatment/IAFT® and set itself apart as the premiere service to children and families. RRFF continues to provide oversight of the delivery of the service by participating in compliance reviews with our network of provider agencies, sharing outcome data with our network of agencies and MCOs, providing ongoing training opportunities, consulting and collaborating to ensure “excellence through outcomes’