Bridges to Health (B2H) is a program for children who are in foster care and have special needs. The goal of the program is to "wrap" a child and family in services so the child can remain safely in the community.
Unique features of B2H services:
- · Can be provided even after the child leaves care, until he or she turns 21 years of age.
- · Can be provided in the foster family homes and the continued in birth/adoptive homes.
- · Children in regular and Treatment Foster Care programs are eligible.
What will B2H provide?
You and your child will work closely with our staff to identify the individual services your child and family needs. Families get to choose the types of services and the providers of those services —which can be JCCA or another agency.
Case Management: An experienced and dedicated social worker, called a Health Care Integrator (HCI), will work with you and your child to choose both the services and the service providers. Each JCCA HCI will work with no more than six children at a time, so you and your child will receive a lot of support and attention.
Support for youth and caregivers:
- · Skill building
- · Family caregiver supports
- · Community advocacy
- · Day habilitation
- · Planned and crisis respite, including overnight respite
- · Immediate crisis response
- · Crisis avoidance and management
- · Intensive in-home support
Vocational: Training and employment placements for youth.
Medical: Devices/aids, assistive equipment and accessibility modifications for the home and vehicles.
For more information about the JCCA Bridges to Health Program, please contact Richard Hucke at 347-293-4100 or email@example.com.