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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.

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

HCBS Waiver 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. The program is certified through the New York State Department of Health and provides services and supports to families to prevent out of home placement for their child. Enrollment in the program is voluntary and no fees are charged to the family. Staff meet with the family/youth in their home and other locations chosen by the family.

HCBS Waiver Service Array

  • Caregiver and Family Supports and Services
  • Prevocational Services
  • Community Self- Advocacy Training and Support
  • Supported Employment
  • Respite-Planned
  • Respite- Crisis
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Adaptive and Assistive Equipment

Population and Geographic Areas Served

The HCBS Waiver program serves youths and families in thirteen counties in New York State: Chemung, Steuben, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Allegany, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins, and Broome.

Youth ages 0–21 with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility, and their families are served through the Children’s HCBS program.

Access to Services

Children’s HCBS program is accessed through a youth’s Care Manager. If the Care Manager and the family believe the youth would benefit from and would be eligible for these services, the Care Manager makes a referral to the program. The program is funded through State and Federal Medicaid; however, children with private health insurance are also eligible through a separate eligibility process.

Contact

To learn more about Children's HCBS services, please contact:

Youth Services Supervisor

Administrative Office
Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-4506 F: (607) 937-3207

Geneva Office: T: (315) 789-9730
Rochester Office: T: (585) 434-3166
Tioga Office: T: (607) 223-4343

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.

Adult Care Management

Through Adult Care Management, a Care Manager partners with adults to get the care they want to improve their health and supports.

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. 

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.

Recovery Coordination

Through Recovery Coordination, a Recovery Coordinator assists adults in Steuben County with Fidelis Medicaid Managed Care to gain peers and partners in the community.

Therapeutic Foster Care

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