Our Story

Family Solutions Home Care was founded by a local Fort Wayne mother who personally understands the joys and challenges of caring for a child with special needs.  With her understanding the sacrifices and dedication required to care for a loved one, Family Solutions was founded with the commitment to do right by other families facing similar challenges. 

Starting a Personal Service Agency that provides Non-Medical Care for people on Medicaid Waivers, was not initially part of Julie's planned career path, but it is where her journey lead her. 

Julie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science at Purdue Fort Wayne, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Actuarial Science from Ball State University. She successfully passed two actuarial exams and gained experience through an internship at Lincoln Financial Group. However, her life took a different turn when she became a mother to a child with special needs.

After becoming a mother to a child with complex care needs, Julie's priorities shifted towards her son's well-being. For two years, she dedicated herself to providing his round-the-clock care and support. Finally, a small amount of respite time became available, allowing Julie to explore opportunities outside of her caregiving role. Taking advantage of the flexibility offered by her mother's insurance agency, Julie began working whenever she could manage the time. This arrangement allowed her to balance her responsibilities as a caregiver while earning income and engaging with other adults. 

For the past 8 years, Julie has dedicated herself to working at Shelter Insurance alongside her mother. Her son, now 12 years old, has been a source of inspiration and growth for her. Throughout her journey, Julie's resourcefulness and determination have allowed her to make the most of the A&D Waiver and other funding sources. 

She has been able to secure grant money to cover the cost of a hotel stay when doing out-of-state physical therapy over a period of 2 weeks, and also successfully found and applied to several grants to over the cost of an accessible wheelchair modification. Recognizing the financial strain that comes with caring for a loved one, she has become adept at utilizing available resources.

Some of the most notable equipment and services she has been able to obtain:

Even before establishing Family Solutions Home Care, Julie has continually been recognized within the special needs community. Professionals in the special needs community sought her guidance in navigating resources and services for their clients.

Julie's dedication to assisting families in deciphering the complex special needs system is fueled by her passion for helping others. She strives to ensure that families can access the essential equipment and services they require. Her empathy and determination underscore her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of families facing similar challenges.

Discovering the limited options and inadequate wages within the Paid Caregiver Program for individuals on the Waiver, Julie embarked on a mission to create a company that offered better options. By reducing operating expenses and prioritizing caregiver compensation, she established Family Solutions Home Care.

Starting this endeavor has been a labor of love for Julie, driven by her desire to help families in the special needs community. If you are looking to have Julie on your team, feel free to reach out and give us a call!