SERVICES

Since 1981, Community Based Services has been earning trust through commitment and compassion in caring for people. Our goal is to always provide each person with opportunities for a meaningful life, tailored to their unique preferences and personalities, in an environment that is safe and nurturing.

 

Supported Employment (SEMP)

CBS recognizes the need for a customized vocational plan for every person seeking employment. Through SEMP, individuals can be offered job skills training and job coaching support in a competitive employment environment.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Scully, Director of Community Programs
BScully@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 207

 

Pathway to Employment (PTE)

Pathway to Employment is a discovery process to help individuals find out what their interests are, what their skill level is, and what opportunities may be available for them in the community.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Scully, Director of Community Programs
BScully@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 207

 

In-Home and Site-Based Respite

Respite provides an opportunity for caregivers to take some needed time off while offering peace of mind that a loved one is being cared for by an experienced professional. Respite services are available for families either in-home on an hourly basis, or at one of our site-based locations where individuals can engage in peer socialization and skill-building activities that help develop independence.

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Harris, Community Habilitation & Respite Manager
SCHarris@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 146

 

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation provides trained, compassionate staff to assist individuals with developing skills and promoting independence. This service takes place in a non-certified setting, such as an individual’s home or in the community.

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Harris, Community Habilitation & Respite Manager
SCHarris@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 146

 

Day Habilitation Without Walls

Our comprehensive Without Walls program allows individuals to engage in volunteer and recreational opportunities using the community as a classroom. We also have our own Agricultural Skills Training program and Life Skills Center. Many participants who start out in Without Walls are able to transition to our Prevocational Services. CBS is now accepting applications for this exciting program which is conducted in small groups, each with its own vehicle and a 2:6 staff ratio. Door-to-door transportation is provided.

For more information, please contact:
Betty Rivadeneira, Director of Day Programs
BRivadeneira@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 150

 

Site-Based Day Habilitation

CBS is now accepting applications for our newly certified Day Habilitation program in North Salem, NY. This person-centered program allows individuals all the benefits of a classroom setting, while offering equal time on community outings.

For more information, please contact:
Betty Rivadeneira, Director of Day Programs
BRivadeneira@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 150

 

Residential Opportunities

Our residential sites provide twenty-four hour support that focuses on providing an environment that promotes personal choice. Each person helps plan his or her community-based activities, such as shopping, entertainment, and social interests. Our staff treat everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect. We truly get to know and understand each of the individuals we support.

For more information, please contact:
Joann McAdam, Director of Clinical Services
JMcadam@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 121

 

Individualized Support Services (ISS)

Through ISS, CBS provides housing subsidy support to ensure that an individual’s funds are delivered, and that his or her rent is always paid on time and in the correct amount.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Scully, Director of Community Programs
BScully@commbasedservices.org (914)277-4771 Ext. 207

 

Blended Programming

In an effort to support individuals in the pursuit of their dreams, CBS offers opportunities for a blended program. This could be a combination of Day Habilitation and Supported Employment, for example.

 


Our support services are available for people who have been approved for billing units for Day Habilitation, Community Habilitation and Respite, and are enrolled in the Home and Community Based Services Waiver. Funding for services must be secured by the person through his or her DDRO. Once services have been approved, individuals and their families may depend on CBS to deliver the same quality services that we have been providing in our residential program since 1981.