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Bridges To Health

Bridges to Health (B2H) Home and Community-Based Waiver Program is a youth and family-centered program approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. It serves youth in the custody of their local Department of Social Services, Office of Children and Family Services Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) who have serious emotional, social, and behavioral issues; developmental disabilities; or medical fragility. The goal of the program is to provide intensive services to our community's most vulnerable youth in order to achieve each youth's permanency goal and avoid a higher level of care or hospitalization. Youths must enter the program while still in foster care, but may be eligible for services after discharge from foster care or DJJOY community services supervision until the age 21, depending on eligibility. The Pathways, Inc. B2H Program provides up to fourteen (14) services to youths and families. Services are delivered within a team of staff working collaboratively with the youth, medical consenter, family resources, child welfare staff, etc. A Health Care Integrator (HCI) provides assessment, service coordination, and monitoring of services and progress. Waiver Service Providers (WSPs) provide most other services. The 14 services in the Pathways, Inc. B2H Program are as follows:

  • Health Care Integration
  • Family/Caregiver Supports and Services
  • Skill Building
  • Day Habilitation
  • Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support
  • Prevocational Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Planned Respite
  • Crisis, Avoidance, Management and Training
  • Immediate Crisis Response Services
  • Intensive In-home Supports and Services
  • Crisis Respite
  • Adaptive and Assistive Equipment
  • Accessibility Modifications

This service is available in the following counties: Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, Ontario, Seneca, Livingston, Wayne, and Monroe. Referral packets (submitted by child welfare staff) for enrollment into the Pathways, Inc. Bridges to Health Program may be obtained by contacting the Program Director.

Bridges to Health Brochure

OCFS 8000 Referral Form

OCFS 8001 Authorization for Release of Health Infomation

Foster Care

Note: You may type your information into the attached forms and save them. You will need to print the forms, obtain necessary signatures, and mail as directed.

For more information, please contact the Bridges to Health Program Director at (607) 937-4519.


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