The Children’s Home provides Care Coordination services to children living in Jefferson County experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. Services include Strength-Based Assessments, Individualized Service Planning, Care Coordination, and Transition Planning.
The goals of Child Care Coordination are to reduce the risk of long-term inpatient treatment, to minimize use of emergency services, and to link children, youth, and families to community based services and support systems.
Child Care Coordination is best suited for youth under the age of 18 years who:
- Must be receiving Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, or be Medicaid eligible
- Must reside in Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence County
- Must be diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions OR one of the following single qualifying conditions: Serious Emotional Disturbance, Complex Trauma, HIV/AIDS
CARE COORDINATION PROVIDES:
- Medical Services
- Mental Health Services
- Self-Help and Support
- Specialty Services
- Home Care and Nursing
- Financial Education
- Food and Shelter
- Any other identified area of need
Child and youth Care Coordination Services were first introduced in Jefferson County in 2001. These services were provided through the NYS New Initiatives Funding program aimed at reducing out-of-home placements and use of emergency mental health services.
In 2004, the Children’s Home was contracted to provide Care Coordination services to children and families in Jefferson County. Children’s Home Care Coordinators work with children and families in developing and utilizing community supports that directly impact the family’s ability to maintain the child in the home and reduce the need for emergency mental health services.
Accepting provider and self-referrals of all ages.
Care Coordination of Northern New York
PO Box 6550
Watertown, New York, 13601
Phone: (315) 777- 9713