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Home & Community Based Waiver OMH – Queens

SCO helps families with youth 5-21 years of age that have a serious emotional disturbance and wish to keep their children at home by offering a broad spectrum of services. Without these services, children would most likely need to be placed in an inpatient hospital setting or a Residential Treatment Facility. Services include respite, skill building, family support, intensive in-home, crisis response, youth peer advocacy, supported employment and pre-vocational services.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Youth with SED with high acuity needs and their families

Age Criteria

5-21 years of age

How to Access this Program or Service

Referrals go through the Children’s Single Point of Acccess (C-SPOA)

Success Stories

Brigid & Noah

Adoption

"He's my world." Learn More

Rachel’s Story

Westbrook Preparatory School

“Attending Westbrook was the first time I felt comfortable with other kids.” Learn More

85%

of children with complex behavioral health needs discharged from SCO's Bridges to Health program are successfully living at home and in the community, averting the need for more restrictive institutional care

Last year,

188

youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community