Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) is a Medicaid service designed to offer additional support to children and their families in their homes or communities. This strength-based program serves youth between the ages of 0–21 years with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities, and medical fragility. The program is certified through the New York State Department of Health with the primary goal to keep children safe and healthy in their homes and out of other systems, settings and hospitals. Enrollment in the program is voluntary and paid for by Medicaid. Staff meet with the children, youth, teens and their family member’s in their home and other locations chosen by the family.
HCBS Waiver Services
HCBS Services Offered By CCF:
- Caregiver/Family Advocacy and Support Services- provides the child/youth, family and collaterals contacts with assistance in understanding and addressing the child/youth’s needs related to their disability(ies) by enhancing the caregiver/family’s ability to care for the child/youth in the home and/or community
- Prevocational Services – teach adolescents ages 14 and older the skills necessary to engage in paid work.
- Supported Employment – provides direct assistance to Children Home and Community Based Service participants as they perform in a work setting
- Planned Respite – provides a short-term break for the family and child, in the home or outside of the home, for a few hours or a full day
Geographic Areas Served
Our HCBS services are available across fourteen counties in New York State: Five Boroughs of NYC: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. And in Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester counties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Children, youth, teens ages Birth to 21 and their family members with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities, and medical fragility. Must have active Medicaid.
Access to Services
The CCF Children’s HCBS program can only be accessed through a Health Home Care Manager. If the Care Manager and the family believe the youth would benefit from the services and is determined eligible, the Care Manager will make a referral to the HCBS program.
What can I expect from the HCBS workers?
We provide flexible care and support for families who need extra assistance with their child or teenager. These services are delivered at the home or in the community where the family is most comfortable. The goal of the program is to avoid hospital or long-term facility stays for children/youth who are medically fragile, or have physical or medical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, or mental health disorders. HCBS services provide the support needed to enable the individuals and families to be successful at home, in school, and in the community. Each member is supported with tailored and flexible services that allows them to learn new skills and achieve educational, employment, and life goals.
Our services are distinct, individualized and family-driven, and are designed to empower members and families to enhance their quality of life. HCBS providers offer a comprehensive range of support options designed around the specific needs of our members.
To Make a Referral
CCF’s HCBS Brochure
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