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Adult Foster Homes



​Adult Foster Homes (AFH) provide housing, services and assistance with activities of daily living to adults diagnosed with a qualifying mental illness. Providers or a resident manager live on site with the individuals they serve and assist with the activities of daily living. The capacity of an AFH is up to five residents per home.

Licensing and admission requirements


​AFHs are licensed annually. Additional inspections may be scheduled with or without advance notice to ensure continued compliance with the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS).

Persons who qualify for services must meet current guidelines, listed in the Adult Foster Home OARs.

Annual training requirements

Each year, the provider, resident manager, and substitute caregiver of an Adult Foster Home must complete at least 12 hours of training directly related to the care and services for persons with mental illness.

Training must be documented in the provider, resident manager, and substitute caregiver's training records.

This training is in addition to any orientation which is attended by applicants prior to licensing, and includes but is not limited to:

  • Understanding and Recognizing Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Mandatory Abuse Reporting
  • Medication Management, Dispensing, and Documentation
  • Incident Report Writing
  • Resident Rights
  • Adult Foster Home Emergency Planning
  • Fire Safety
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid

Find approved training courses for Adult Foster Homes.


Long-Term Care Community Nursing (LTCCN) - Use the "LTCCN Provider List" on this page to find Registered Nurses (RNs) for RN delegation.


If you are interested in placement at an AFH, please contact your local community mental health program. For more information on licensing, please contact an AFH compliance specialist:

Brian Clark503-979-4504Portland Metro (tri-counties)
Josh Fisher971-292-8531Portland Metro (tri-counties), Statewide
Clayton Getzinger971-239-7435Southern Oregon
Chris Judson503-877-7533Southern Oregon
Suzanne Moreno503-689-3177Willamette Valley
John Palios503-510-1310Willamette Valley
Patrick Woods971-240-7554Willamette Valley