Definitions for "Continuum of care"
A term that implies a progression of services that a child moves through, usually one service at a time. More recently, it has come to mean comprehensive services. Also see system of care and wraparound services.
Provision of housing opportunities from emergency shelter, to transitional housing with services, to permanent housing.
A range of services developed and organized to address the variety of needs individuals have as they age. This concept recognizes and considers the availability and extent of short-term and long-term care systems and services in the community and in institutional settings. Included in the continuum of care are residential alternatives, in-home care, community programs, and institutional services.
Coordination between corrections administrators and community-based partners to ensure that when an inmate is released, none of the time and effort invested to date in his or her successful re-entry is lost.