Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment Services (CORE) and Home & Community Based Services [HCBS]

Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment Services (CORE) and Home & Community Based Services [HCBS]

Home & Community Based Services (HCBS)

Each member receives individualized, one on one services provided at their home or in the community. Services are provided to assist individuals in exploring interest, connecting to services, and reducing barriers to assist them in achieving their goals.

How We Help

  • HCBS assists people with learning new skills, or building upon or improving skills they already have in areas such as communication, socialization, self-care, or taking care of one's home, to help people successfully live within their community.
  • HCBS supports individuals who need ongoing support to learn a new job or maintain a job through its Intensive Supportive Employment (ISE) program.


Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment Services [CORE]

Each member will build skills and self-efficacy that promote and facilitate community participation and independence.

CORE Services Includes opportunities for eligible adult Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders to receive services in their own home or community.

How We Help

  • CORE services assist individuals with serious mental health and/or substance use disorders meet their recovery goals such as finding a job, going to school, or socializing or living more independently.
  • CORE services are person-centered, focus on recovery, and build skills and abilities that promote and facilitate community involvement and independence.



Tina Tschaar
Community Based Services Program Director
Phone: 315-794-7493


To qualify for CORE services an individual must be enrolled in a managed care plan type, HARP or HIV SNP and have an H1, H4 or H9 code.

  • H1 indicates an individual is enrolled in HARP and has met the behavioral healthcare high-needs criteria.
  • H4 indicates an individual is enrolled in a HIV SNP and has met the behavioral health high-needs criteria.
  • H9 indicates an individual has met the NYS behavioral health high-needs criteria.

CORE Services require a recommendation of a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) submitted with the referral or can be obtained during the intake and evaluation process.

(315) 272-2600
(844) 732-6228
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