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About the Program

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for behavioral health and substance use disorders are provided in the community or in the home of the individual receiving the services. New York State designed these integrated Medicaid Managed Care benefits to help individuals move forward in their recovery. 

Each individual receives services that are recovery oriented and evidenced based. It is our intent to reach individuals where they are and help them to build lifelong skills. We assist individuals by exploring their interests, connecting them to services in the community, overcoming barriers, and by celebrating their strengths.

Who is Eligible?

An individual is eligible for Home and Community Based Services if they are part of a Health Home, and if their Health Home has identified them as eligible for HCBS. 

Services Included

For More Information

Joan Spector, Recovery Services Director
315-701-1518, joans@sbh.org

 


 

Empowerment Services – Peer Supports

SBH Empowerment Services – Peer Supports delivers peer supports with a recovery and rehabilitation focus. This gives peers opportunities of support given in real-life, shared experiences. This service is designed to assist those struggling with their mental health or substance use disorder move forward in recovery.

Some examples of services are:

  • Assistance obtaining benefits, food, and shelter
  • Working together to create a recovery lifestyle
  • Connecting peers to various supports in the community
  • Bridging from where an individual is now to where they want to be
  • Providing crisis support
  • Any other aspect of rehabilitation an individual wants to pursue

 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

SBH Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services are intended to help the individual who is experiencing barriers with their behavioral health or substance use disorder. We work with people who are experiencing difficulty with interpersonal or social skills and how they interact with their environment.

Some examples of services are:

  • Establishing support networks
  • Social skills training
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Recovery oriented activities
  • Managing mental health symptoms
  • Identifying triggers and finding positive outlets
  • Developing new leisure activities
  • Health and personal care
  • Any other rehabilitation an individual wants to pursue

 

Habilitation /Residential Support Services:

SBH Habilitation Services are services that assist individuals so they can maintain or achieve a residence in the community. We assist individuals who have mental health or substance use disorder with self-help skills, socialization, self-care and use of community resources.

Some examples of services are:

  • Using community resources
  • Developing and understanding budgets
  • Facilitating familial communication
  • Assistance with social support skills including strategies for maintaining recovery
  • Strategies to manage trauma
  • Any other aspect of rehabilitation that an individual wants to explore

 

Family Support and Training

SBH Family Support and Training Services are comprised of supports surrounding engaging the family in the recovery process. An individual must request this service. It is a person-centered, trauma-informed approach.

Some examples of services are:

  • Family Support groups
  • Assisting the family in understanding the mental health or substance use disorder of the individual
  • Training on self-advocacy
  • Education surrounding various workshops that are available
  • Intervention strategies
  • Any other aspect of rehabilitation that the individual wants to explore

 

Educational Support

SBH Educational Support Services assists individuals with behavioral health challenges or substance use disorder that want to begin or return to schooling, learn a trade, or obtain training in order to reenter the workforce.

Some examples of services are:

  • Support in educational settings
  • Assist with obtaining financial aid or other resources
  • Provide skill development in the areas of study skills, note taking, stress management, social skills and other areas as needed
  • Assistance with the school setting and disability services
  • Working on organizational skills and planning as it relates to education
  • Investigating educational paths and engaging how to move forward
  • Ongoing support in education setting
  • Any other aspect of rehabilitation an individual wants to pursue

 

Pre-vocational Services

SBH Pre-vocational services deliver services to those who are looking to explore new or different work experiences. These are time-limited services that help prepare individuals for volunteering or employment.

Some examples of services are:

  • Supporting work compliance, how to problem solve, and task completion
  • Assist in identifying obstacles to employment, and employment paperwork
  • Working on skills necessary to keep a job, such as socialization, communication, and career development
  • Any other aspect of rehabilitation an individual wants to pursue

 

Transitional Employment

SBH Transitional Employment services help individuals who have a behavioral health or substance use disorder obtain skills necessary to achieve competitive employment. Its purpose is to teach non-job related proficiencies that make individuals more able to maintain a job.

Some examples of services are:

  • On-the-job training
  • Support to gain skills to obtain and maintain employment
  • Assistance with finding transportation to and from work
  • Discussing daily living skills, appropriate dress and proper conduct
  • Provide support at the place of employment
  • Any other aspect of rehabilitation an individual wants to pursue

 

Intensive Supportive Employment

SBH Intensive Supportive Employment offers services to those recovering from mental health or substance use disorders so they can obtain a job and have assistance with maintaining their job. It uses the evidenced based Individual Placement Support model which is supports-based and person-centered.

Some examples of services are:

  • Support surrounding obtaining hard and soft skills to retain employment
  • Assistance establishing or maintaining self-employment
  • Provide job placement, job coaching and other workforce support services

 

Ongoing Supportive Employment

SBH Ongoing Supportive Employment is a service that is performed after an individual obtains competitive employment. This service is available for as long as an individual needs in order to maintain competitive employment.

Some examples of services are:

  • Help with obtaining reasonable accommodations
  • Assistance building and maintaining skills in the workplace
  • Assistance with positive work relationships and interactions with co-workers
  • Assistance managing symptoms at the worksite