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 for homes in MarylandWe handle numerous tasks to get your business licensed, including: complete all necessary application paperwork; personalize and customize all policy and procedure manuals; complete all required attachments, operations and new hire forms; create a 2-year projected budget (if applicable); develop 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 MD. For example, the State of Maryland does not require the provider have a home until after the license is received and there can be 4 residents maximum. Also, a provider must show proof of 6 months cash reserves of their projected budget. Finally, the State requires 3 different policy manuals, 20 separate forms and 36 files with attachments for review and approval.

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 the integrity of what we produce. Request a proposal.



License Consulting Program:  We closely work alongside you to ultimately submit a strong, comprehensive licensing application that meets the State's constantly-evolving requirements. You are not left alone. If the State requests any updates or additional information, we will work with you to provide up to 6 months after the submission date.

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 to submit to the State of MD for review and approval.

Customized Policy Manuals: All of our policy and procedure manuals are customized, not generic, and follow your state 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, thriving home long term.

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

Click here for details about Maryland's group home licensing process. Total Investment: $22,995


Steps to Begin Working with Us:

  1. Request from us a written proposal for consideration.
  2. A formal proposal will be emailed to you within 2 business days.
  3. If you agree with the proposal’s terms and conditions, then simply sign, date and email it back to us as an attachment. We will then do the same to officially execute the agreement and ensure you have a copy for your records.
  4. Once an agreement is signed and executed, 50% of payment is due to hold a spot on our project calendar. Payments can be made in four separate and equal payments.
  5. We will next discuss with you a project start time and immediate next steps, such as what documents to gather.
  6. Every 30 days thereafter, a payment is due until the project is paid in full by a total of remaining installment payments after the initial.

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.

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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.