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Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services (FSS), funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member. Many individuals who are diagnosed with a developmental disability require some form of care/assistance throughout their lifetime. When the individual lives at home with his/her family, the family may need support and assistance in caring for their loved one.

Support Services

  • Recreation activities
  • Hourly Respite
  • Family Reimbursement for approved items related to the individual’s diagnosis
  • Rest-pitality facilitates a weekend getaway for caregivers, as well as Respite for the individual with a developmental disability living at home and their siblings
  • Wellness GIFTS provides camping retreats for families who have individuals with developmental disabilities (Learn more about this program by visiting wellnessgifts.org.)
  • Information and referral

Population and Geographic Area Served

The FSS programs support individuals who have secured eligibility from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and live at home with a family member. Unless otherwise noted, FSS serves individuals in Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler counties.

Contact

Family Support Services provides a variety of services, as well as some financial support to offset the cost of some approved items related to the diagnosis of an individual with a developmental disability living at home. For more information, contact:

Director, Family Support

Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-4502

Community and Habilitation

These programs provide various day programming and employment options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and support for individuals that are Nursing Home-eligible or have traumatic brain injuries, in addition to behavioral health services for adults with mental illness and/or alcohol and substance abuse. Additionally, programs include support services for children with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility and their families.

Adult Behavioral Health HCBS

Pathways, Inc. is an approved provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for adults in Steuben County.

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. 

Children's Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Children's HCBS is a strength-based program that serves youth ages 0–21 years with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities individually and with small groups.

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation services are habilitative services that are provided through group activities out of the person’s home. Day Habilitation services can assist individuals to acquire, retain or improve their self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills, such as communication, travel and adult interactions.

Employment Services

Employment Services provide supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to assist in obtaining and maintaining paid competitive jobs.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Support Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Nursing Home Transition & Diversion (NHTD) Support Services are provided under the guidance of the Department of Health and offer eligible individuals support both in their own home, as well as the community.