Community-based services to enhance your health and life

Behavior Health – Behavior Health is a New York State program that addresses the complex that addresses the complex needs of vulnerable children and their families by providing community services in their home or community. These services will help in improving their health and well-being and reduce the need for hospitalizations and other out-of-home placement.


For your child to be eligible for Behavior Health services, he or she should meet the following criteria:

  • Under the custody of the Commissioner of the Local Department of Social Services (LDSS), Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • Has diagnoses for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed, Developmentally Disabled, or Medically Fragile
  • At the risk of requiring an institutional level of care

If your child qualifies for these services, talk with your case planner about getting your child enrolled.

Supportive and specialized services offered:

  • Skill Building
  • Day Habilitation
  • Pre-vocational training
  • Supported Employment Services
  • Family/Caregiver Supports and Services
  • Planned and Crisis respite care
  • Immediate Crisis Response Services
  • Crisis Avoidance, Management, and Training
  • Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support
  • Intensive In-home Supports and Services

If you have questions regarding this service, feel free to contact us.