For more information, contact Peer Services

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phone at (607) 756-5992 ext. 175


Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) are available for people 21 and older who are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) and who are found eligible for services after completing the NYS Eligibility Assessment.

Home and Community Based Services for Adults (HCBS)

HCBS is an initiative created and developed by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the Department of Health (DOH).  It is a piece of the State’s Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

The HCBS program is unique because support is provided in the individual’s home or in a community location of their choice, rather than in an office.  HCB Services are person centered and designed to support individuals in maintaining their independence within the community.

HCBS fills in the gaps that family, friends, or other service providers often cannot address.  Our providers are able to give time and attention on a regular basis so that the individual has the opportunity to practice and implement the skills.  The providers continue to work with the individual until they feel successful in what they have learned. 

At this time, there are 7 services available in Cortland County. 

These services focus on

  • Daily Living Skills

  • Social & Vocational Skills

  • Peer & Family Supports

  • Symptom Management













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