Community-based services to enhance your health and life

Behavior Health (Children’s Home and Community Based Services – HCBS) – 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, assist with success in home and school, as well as reduce the need for hospitalizations and other out-of-home placement.


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

  1. Enrolled or eligible to enroll in New York State Medicaid; and
  2. Have physical and/or mental health needs or have a developmental disability and live in foster care that put them at risk of needing care in places like a long-term health care facility, or hospital for mental health care.

Supportive and Specialized Services Offered

  • Caregiver/Family Supports and Services
  • Respite
  • Prevocational Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Community Self-Advocacy Training and Supports
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Family Peer Support Services
  • Youth Peer Support

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