IN-HOME RESPITE AND COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (IHR)
Data Provided By
2-1-1 Northeast Region
Description of Service
The In-Home Respite and Community Assistance Program is a short-term, intensive home and community based prevention service which offers a wide variety of supportive and skill building services to families where at least one child is at imminent risk of placement outside the home. Specially trained Clinical Case Managers are available to provide hands-on assistance to families six hours per week. This may include early morning hours to assist in the morning routine, afterschool hours, or evening hours to help with the bedtime routine. Services provided by the In-Home Respite & Community Assistance Program Clinical Case Managers include: therapeutic recreation; parenting skills training; developing a structured home environment; supporting or creating intervention plans. The goal of the program is to address the identified problems in the home that are related to the child’s risk of placement or that may be needed to reduce risk of psychiatric hospitalization/ re-hospitalization. Clients are seen at least once a week in their home. Services are provided from a trauma informed approach.
Thirty-five county service area throughout the Capital Region and in New York State. Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester
SITE LOCATION FOR THIS SERVICE:
1 Genium Plaza, Schenectady, NY 12304
Call for details
Call for details
Call 518-346-1285 Ext. 7571
Kelly Singsheim, BA, Program Coordinator, email@example.com
Referrals come from the Schenectady County Department of Social Services Intake Unit, Family Support Unit or PINS unit. If the family does not already have a case manager with the Department of Social Services then they must contact the Department of Social Services and request preventive services. Referrals may also come from mental health providers, including SPOA (Single Point of Access).
Families that are identified by the Department of Social Services as having children who are at risk of placement . Children who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or who have had multiple hospitalizations.