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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.

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. The program is certified through the New York State Office of Mental 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

  • Individualized care coordination
  • Intensive in-home services
  • Family support services via Parent Advocate
  • Youth peer advocacy services
  • Respite care
  • Skill building services
  • Prevocational services
  • Supported employment services
  • Crisis response services

Population and Geographic Areas Served

The HCBS Waiver program serves youths and families in ten counties in New York State: Chemung, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates counties. Youth ages 5–21 with serious emotional difficulties and their families are served through the HCBS Waiver program.

Access to Services

The Single Point of Accountability (SPOA) Committee in each county matches youth to the appropriate level of care, including recommending a screening for the HCBS Waiver program. The program is paid for by Federal and State Medicaid; however, only the child’s income is considered on the Medicaid application. The parental income is waived.”

Contact

To learn more about the HCBS Waiver program, please contact:

Care Coordination 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.

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.

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