Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBS Services for Adults:

  • Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment: Clinical Mobile Teams work with individuals in their home setting. The focus is on wellness and building positive relationships with community providers and clinics.
  • Peer Supports:  Connections with staff members (peers) who have lived experience with mental illness and/or substance abuse.
  • Family Support and Training:  The goal is to help develop positive relationships with family members and friends- Case Manager’s help individual’s build and maintain healthy social connections and support.
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation:  Case Managers will help manage your medication, appointments, healthy living and how to access services and supports in the community.
  • Intensive Supported Employment:  The goal is to assist you in locating a job via the use of individualized placement and support services. This includes rapid job search including the acquisition of hard and soft skills to retain employment, training and systematic instruction, as well as providing support for the job application process such as resume writing, interviewing and application submission.
  • Ongoing Supported Employment: Get support in a variety of settings, particularly work sites where individuals with and without disabilities are employed. This included providing activities needed to sustain paid work by individuals, including supervision and training. In addition, staff will work on reminders of effective workplace practices and reinforcement of recovery skills.
  • Prevocational Services: Learn to identify career goals. A vocational specialist will help you gain work-related experience considered crucial for job placement. You will learn about concepts such as work compliance, attendance, task completion, problem-solving, and safety.
  • Short -Term Crisis Respite: Short-term Crisis Respite provides short-term care and intervention strategies to individuals who have a mental health or co-occurring disorder and are experiencing a crisis where the symptoms cannot be managed in the home. These supports include peers, health and wellness coaching, relapse prevention planning, wellness activities, family support, conflict resolution and other services as needed.

HCBS services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Autism:

  • Skill Building Services: Activities designed to assist the child in acquiring, developing and addressing functional skills and support.
  • Caregiver Family Support Groups & Services: Activities designed to enhance the ability of the child to function as part of a family unit and to increase the family’s ability to care for the child in the home and within the community.
  • Habilitation: Services are intended to assist children/youth to acquire skills that did not progress along traditional trajectories due to their disability/diagnosis. Skill building services, guide, mentor, coach, and/or train the child and/or family/caregiver in successful functioning of the home and community.
  • Crisis Respite Care: Short-term assistance and/or relief for children/youth with disabilities (developmental, physical and/or behavioral) and family/caregivers which can be provided in a planned mode or delivered in a crisis environment. Respite workers supervise the child/youth and engage the child in activities that support his/her and or caregiver/family’s constructive interests and abilities.
  • Community Self Advocacy Training & Support: Intended to assist the child/youth, family/caregiver, and collateral contacts in understanding and addressing the participant’s needs related to their disability with techniques and information to respond to the needs of the participant.

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Nearly 1 in 5 adults, more than 18%, in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.

5-6% of American adults have a serious mental illness; about 2% have disorders that are long-term and disabling, contributing to very high rates of unemployment and poor living conditions.

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.

20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year: 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.

There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011, excluding tobacco.

Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

30-40% of homeless adults and 15-20% of people in jails and prisons in the United States have a serious mental illness. This is often accompanied by substance abuse problems in both these populations.

As many as 10% of children have a serious emotional disturbance, contributing to school failure and other serious problems.

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have autism.

As the number of older adults doubles over the next two decades so will the number of older adults with mental disordersThis includes 5.5 million older adults who currently have Alzheimer’s disorder or other dementia. Without advances in prevention, this will rise to 11 million older adults with dementia by 2050.

11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD.

30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home.

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event) are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.