From what I know about the Residential Childcare Field, this blog entry will not be a lot of help to many people, however Residential Childcare resources are so limited that I try to get the word out whenever I come across one.
While I was checking out the website of a recently new facility to The Houseparent Network, I discovered that they were working on an Open Source Web-based Case Management Software Package. Freemed-YiRC is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means a user has complete FREEDOM in using, copying, modifying, installing, and distributing Freemed-YiRC.
Under the GPL license you are free to modify it and adapt it to your specific facility. For those facilities on a limited budget and with the technical expertise to take advantage of open source software, this could be a very useful resource.
You can find out more about the software by going to : Freemed-YiRC