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Our History

Founded in 1983 as The Coordinating Center for Home and Community Care, Inc. (CCHCC), The Coordinating Center was first organized as a consortium of children’s hospitals and other care facilities, local health departments, advocacy groups, disability related associations and concerned individuals. The Coordinating Center was initially funded by a federal Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) grant. The purpose of this grant was to develop a care coordination model designed to effect the transition from hospital to home among children who were then hospitalized with complex medical diagnoses requiring ventilator support. The project found that these children could flourish at home with appropriate funding and supports, including care coordination. Subsequent to the success of the grant funded project, and within two years of its founding, The Coordinating Center was designated to provide care coordination for the ground breaking Maryland Model Waiver program. This program, the premier home care program for children with complex medical needs and disabilities in Maryland, continues to provide coordinated, comprehensive care coordination for children and adolescents, supporting them in their efforts to achieve their potential and autonomy.

Today, The Coordinating Center, is a state-wide care coordination agency located in Millersville, Maryland with over 32 years of experience in delivering community-based care coordination for people with disabilities and the most complex medical and social needs. The Coordinating Center coordinates services for more than 10,000 people across the state of Maryland through innovative programs that move people from institutions, nursing facilities and hospitals to homes in the community of their choice while reducing costs to the system and the citizens of Maryland.