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Therapeutic Treatment Foster Care Bed Capacity, Olympia WA




1115 Washington Street SE• PO Box 40983 Olympia, WA 98504 -0983





Therapeutic Treatment Foster Care Bed Capacity


The State of Washington, Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is gathering information on Child Placing Agency’s (CPA) ability to increase the capacity in their licensed foster homes to serve children and youth who are experiencing a mental health crisis that may be waiting for or stepping down from residential treatment facilities, Children’s Long-Term Inpatient treatment, or acute psychiatric hospitalization.  The focus of these specific beds would be for assisting youth during and after a mental health crisis. 

All Responders must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Responders must:

  1. Have legal licensure in good standing and liability insurance to provide BRS level services or be a licensed Child Placing Agency with the DCYF.  The responder will need to meet or exceed all minimum requirements stated in chapter -110-147WAC and their licensed CPA homes must meet or exceed requirements in 110-148 WAC or successor statues.


  1. Be an approved provider that can demonstrate ability to build new capacity, have an understanding of the mental health needs of children and youth in foster care, WISe services and processes and how to integrate WISe into treatment foster care settings.


  1. Preferred CPA must be licensed by DBHR to provide mental health services or understands Medicaid mental health continuum of services, and intensive home and community based services to maintain children in the home.

The RFI will be issued on or about April 1, 2019 and responses will be due on or about May 15, 2019.  On the date indicated, DCYF shall post the RFI, Sample Statement of Work, and any amendments and announcements relating to the RFI, on Washington’s Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS).  WEBS can be accessed at:

All Responders must register as a vendor on WEBS, using an appropriate commodities code listed in the RFI, and must download the RFI from WEBS. This should be done as soon as possible in order for responder to receive notifications automatically generated on WEBS.

Parties that are unable to access the website above, may request a hard copy by submitting their name, address, e-mail, phone:


Rachel Denney, RFI Coordinator

                                                Department of Children, Youth, and Families


Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019