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Mental Health Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) – Seniors

AccessCNY’s Mental Health Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) help empower individuals with a mental health diagnosis to build independence and get involved in their community. Click on any of our services below to learn more.

Mental Health HCBS Services for Adults

Education Support Services (support going back to school)

Education Support services help adults with a mental health diagnosis to return to school and eventually gain employment with their new skills. This program can provide support in a variety of ways including:

  • Teaching educational skills such as how to study and take notes
  • Helping to develop time and stress management techniques
  • Self-advocacy training
  • Social skill building

When necessary, staff can also help advocate for appropriate classroom accommodations through the school.

Habilitation Services (support living independently)

Habilitation services empower interested adults with a mental health diagnosis to live safely and independently in the community. Common areas of assistance include:

  • Finding housing and interacting with neighbors/landlords/etc.
  • Learning and strengthening household skills like meal planning, housekeeping and budgeting
  • Available community resources and how to use them

Pre-Vocational Services (support finding employment)

AccessCNY’s Pre-Vocational services help eligible adults to prepare for finding and excelling in a new job (either paid or volunteer). These services are short-term and can aid in:

  • Exploring job descriptions/openings to determine needed qualifications
  • Identifying whether a workplace would be a “good fit”
  • Preparing for difficult interview questions, especially around mental and physical health

Ongoing Supported Employment Services (support succeeding in current employment)

AccessCNY’s Ongoing Supported Employment (ISE) services are for adults with a mental health diagnosis that are already employed. Staff can provide a variety of supports to help people thrive in their workplace, including:

  • Help creating a plan to balance responsibilities at home and at work
  • Help arranging transportation to/from work
  • Providing extra support during stressful times of workplace change

Intensive Supported Employment (intensive employment assistance)

AccessCNY’s Intensive Supported Employment (ISE) services help people with a mental health diagnosis find, get hired at and succeed in a job they enjoy. Some of the supports available through this program include:

  • Help searching for jobs that are interesting and appropriate to the person’s skills or help establishing self-employment (including home based jobs)
  • Support during the interview process including help with resume writing and interviewing techniques
  • Provide ongoing guidance on work related matters

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