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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

Community and Habilitation Services

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.

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.