Pathways, Inc. was recently approved to become a Health Care Integration Agency for the Office of Children and Family Servicesí Bridges to Health (B2H) Program. The program serves foster youths with serious emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, and medical fragility in a nine county region including Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates Counties.
Bridges to Health provides service coordination by a Health Care Integrator (HCI) to youths, Foster Parents, and Families. With the collaboration of the youth, family, foster parents, service providers, and Department of Social Services, the HCI coordinates a wide range of intensive in-home or community services to assist the youth in gaining skills needed to live in the community, expedite achievement of their permanency goals, and avoid placement into a higher level of care. Services are provided by Waiver Service Providers through Pathways, Inc. and Finger Lakes Parent Network. Services include skill building; respite; prevocational services; special needs community advocacy and support; family/caregiver supports and services; crisis avoidance, management and training services; day habilitation; supported employment; intensive in-home supports and services; immediate crisis response services; adaptive and assistive equipment; and accessibility modifications.
For more information on Bridges to Health at Pathways, Inc., please contact Cynthia Gee, Program Director, at (607) 937-4519.