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Bridges to Health

Bridges to Health Home and Community-Based Waiver program is a youth and family-centered program approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Bridges to Health

Bridges to Health (B2H) Home and Community-Based Waiver program is a youth and family-centered program approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. It serves youth in foster care who have serious emotional, social, and behavioral issues; developmental disabilities; or medical fragility. The goal of the program is to provide intensive services to our community's most vulnerable youth in order to achieve each youth's permanency goal and avoid a higher level of care or hospitalization. 

Support Services

The Pathways, Inc. B2H program provides up to fourteen (14) services to youths and families. Services are delivered within a team of staff working collaboratively with the youth, medical consenter, family resources, child welfare staff, etc. A Health Care Integrator (HCI) provides assessment, service coordination, and monitoring of services and progress. Waiver Service Providers (WSPs) provide most other services. 

  • Health care integration
  • Family/caregiver supports and services
  • Skill building
  • Day Habilitation
  • Special needs community advocacy and support
  • Prevocational services
  • Supported employment
  • Planned respite
  • Crisis, avoidance, management, and training
  • Immediate crisis response services
  • Intensive in-home supports and services
  • Crisis respite
  • Adaptive and assistive equipment
  • Accessibility modifications

Population and Geographic Areas Served

Eligible youth are in the custody of their local Department of Social Services, Office of Children and Family Services Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY). Youths must enter the program while still in foster care, but may be eligible for services after discharge from foster care or DJJOY community services supervision until the age 21, depending on eligibility. This service is available in the following counties, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, Ontario, Seneca, Livingston, Wayne, and Monroe. Referral packets (submitted by child welfare staff) for enrollment into the Pathways, Inc. Bridges to Health program may be obtained by contacting the Manager of Care Coordination.

OCFS 8000 Referral Form

OCFS 8001 Authorization for Release of Health Information

Note: You may type your information into the attached forms and save them. You will need to print the forms, obtain necessary signatures, and mail as directed.

Contact

For more information on the Bridges to Health (B2H) Home and Community-Based Waiver program, please contact:

Manager, Care Coordination

Administrative Office
Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-4520  F: (607) 937-3206

Children and Family Services

These services provide in-home, community, and foster care services and care coordination to youth with serious emotional disturbances, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.

Bridges to Health (B2H)

Bridges to Health Home and Community-Based Waiver program is a youth and family-centered program approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Children's Care Management

Through Children’s Care Management, a Care Manager helps youth and caregivers get the care they need to improve the youth’s health.

Children and Family Treatment and Support Services

These mental health and substance use services, available with NYS Children’s Medicaid, give children/youth (under age 21) and their families the power to improve their health, well-being, and quality of life. 

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver

HCBS Waiver is a strength-based program that serves youth ages 5–21 years with serious emotional difficulties.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Become a Resource (foster) Parent and provide a local home to keep children and youth in their community.