Thrive Care Home Consulting


OUR Group Home Licensing Program

We help you with the licensing process to open a residential group home based on our expert knowledge and experience. We work closely with you through the complex process to avoid confusion and mistakes. Currently, we are accepting clients to open homes in Maryland and Virginia



We handle numerous tasks to get your business licensed, including: complete all necessary application paperwork; personalize and customize all 3 required manuals, including the extensive policy & procedure manual; complete all required attachments; provide direction to complete staff background checks and fingerprinting; provide operations and new hire forms; create a 2-year projected budget; develop several handbooks; provide a checklist to successfully set up the home to pass inspection; and much more. 

There are several important things to know to get licensed in Maryland. For example, the State of Maryland does not require you have a home until after the license is received. There can be 4 residents maximum. Also, you must show proof of 6 months cash reserves in your projected budget. Finally, the State requires 3 different policy manuals, 20 separate forms and 36 files with attachments for the State's review and approval, which we handle for you.


License Consulting Program:  We closely work alongside you to ultimately submit a strong licensing application that meets the State's constantly-evolving requirements. You are not left alone. If by chance the State requests updates or additional information, we work with you to provide them up to 3 months from the date of your submitted application.

Research and Submission: We have thoroughly interpreted state regulations, rules, steps, and compliance standards. After all of the initial licensing paperwork is completed, we give you every file necessary with clear instruction to submit to the State of Maryland for review and approval.

Customized Policy Manuals: All 3 of the required policy and procedure manuals are customized, not generic, and follow Maryland's policy checklist, codes and standards. 

Operations and New Hire Forms: The operations forms we provide for your business are specific to the rules and regulations for licensing approval, page-by-page and line-by-line. These forms can create the foundation for a successful home long term.

Home Setup - We provide a 47+ point inspection checklist to set up the home for the State's inspection.

Hiring Thrive alleviates what can be a lengthy process if not done correctly. There are numerous benefits to working with us! We stand by our work, reputation and integrity of what we produce. Request a proposal.

Click here for details about Maryland's group home licensing process.



In Virginia, we help you get licensed for adult developmental disabled (DD) group homes through hands-on consulting work so you can submit your initial licensing application packet to the state for their review and approval. We complete application documents, then you upload the required documents into the State of Virginia’s CONNECT online portal.
Our DD group home license consulting program includes our staff completing all required application paperwork; policy and procedure manuals; all necessary attachments, operations and new hire forms; a thorough 12-month projected budget; an employee handbook; a staffing plan; a site inspection checklist to successfully set up the home, and much more.
A few important tips about the Virginia licensing process include you must physically have the home when you submit your initial license application paperwork and you can have a maximum of 4 adults in the home. Also, you must have verifiable proof of a 90-day cash reserve in your 12-month projected budget, which again we create. 

Deciding to use a Thrive consultant is a wise decision, so what are you waiting for? Request a proposal.


License Consulting Program: Our proven services are tailored to what you need and not what you don’t. We are with you step by step to get your group home license initial application submitted. If by chance the State requests revisions, we can provide them up to 3 months from the date of your documents received for free or a small, one-time fee based on your agreement.

Research and Submission: We have thoroughly interpreted the State of Virginia’s current steps, compliance requirements and regulations. After all of the initial licensing paperwork is completed, we review them with you so you understand everything and can ask any questions. Then, as the final step, we electronically provide you every file so you can successfully submit your application online to the State.

Customized Policy Manuals: None of the policy and procedure manuals we provide you are generic. Instead, we personalize your manuals to the State’s policies, codes and regulations and from your business information.

Develop Operations and New Hire Forms: All of the high-quality forms we provide are created with your business needs in mind and help set up your home and business for long-term success. The forms are clear, the most up to date and not based on old information or outdated practices.

Home Setup: We provide a 47+ point checklist to correctly set up your home for the State’s inspection. 


Easy Steps to Begin Working with Us:

  1. Request from us a written proposal for consideration.
  2. A proposal will be emailed to you within 2 business days. You're welcome to schedule a FREE, 10-minute consultation to discuss it.
  3. If you agree with the proposal’s terms and conditions, then simply sign, date and email it back to us as an attachment.
  4. Once the proposal is signed, which then makes it an agreement, 50% of total payment is processed to secure your spot on our project calendar. Payment(s) thereafter can be made in separate installment(s).
  5. Then, we will discuss with you a project start date and immediate next steps, such as what documents to provide us.

All payments are nonrefundable. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit cards. We DO NOT accept checks, money orders, Western Union payments, or any other forms.


Request a proposal.


Let's get started! Call us at (470) 538-7955 or send a quick text at (408) 290-3707


NOT INCLUDED IN AGREEMENT OR SCOPE  OF WORK: Fees for filing the state licensing application (if applicable); any city, county and state fees or fines; financial statements; fees for business license, background checks and/or clearances; resume creation costs; county, city, land use permits (if applicable); HCBS self-assessment, and any costs associated with the Medicaid enrollment process.