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- 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.
To learn more about Children's HCBS services, please contact:
Youth Services Supervisor
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