SERVICES

Since 1981, Community Based Services has been earning trust through commitment and compassion in supporting 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.

  • Services

  • Supported Employment (SEMP)

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

    For more information, please contact:
    Avinash Samaroo, Director of Vocational Services
    ASamaroo@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1126

  • respite

  • 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 people can engage with their peers and participate in skill-building activities.

    For more information about Cultivating Dreams, please click here.

    For more information, please contact:
    Christopher Weston, Director of Community Habilitation & Respite
    CWeston@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1154

  • CommHab

  • Community Habilitation

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

    For more information, please contact:
    Christoper Weston, Director of Community Habilitation & Respite
    CWeston@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1154

  • DayHab

  • Day Habilitation Without Walls

    Our comprehensive Without Walls program offers engagement 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 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) 236-1153

  • Respite

  • 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 people 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) 236-1153

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  • 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) 236-1148

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  • Individualized Support Services (ISS)

    Through ISS, CBS provides housing subsidy support to ensure that a person’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:
    Patrick Raftis, Program Billing Coordinator
    PRaftis@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 380-3161

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  • Blended Programming

    In an effort to support people 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.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chris Laubis, Chief Program Officer
    CLaubis@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1145

  • Community Based Prevocational Services

    Community prevocational services are habilitation services that assist people in developing employment readiness skills and that are provided in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the person receiving such services. The services consist of learning and work experiences, including volunteer work, that are not job-task specific but contribute to an individual’s ability to attain paid employment in the community.

    For more information, please contact:
    Avinash Samaroo, Director of Vocational Services
    ASamaroo@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1126

  • Employment Training Program

    The Employment Training Program (ETP) offers job seekers with developmental disabilities opportunities to pursue internships in community businesses with the goal of gaining paid employment. ETP provides a comprehensive process to assist you in learning about the world of work, gaining real work experience, acquiring work skills, building relationships at work and maintaining employment. The ETP process is designed to assist you in gaining a well-matched internship leading to paid community employment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Avinash Samaroo, Director of Vocational Services
    ASamaroo@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1126

  • ACCES-VR

    Community Based Services has partnered with ACCES-VR in order to provide more supported work services to those who require support. If you have an open case with ACCES-VR, you can now request CBS as your service provider.

    For more information, please contact:
    Avinash Samaroo, Director of Vocational Services
    ASamaroo@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1126

  • Free Standing Respite

    For those care givers who require overnight relief on the weekends, CBS now offers respite from Friday evening through Sunday evening on our beautiful 10 acre farm in Dutchess County. Our FSR program can offer someone in your care up to 48 consecutive hours of activities, learning, and camaraderie.

    For more information, please contact:
    Betty Rivadeneira, Director of Day Programs
    BRivadeneira@commbasedservices.org
    (914) 236-1153

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, people and their families may depend on CBS to deliver the same quality services that we have been providing in our residential program since 1981.