Bridges to Health
Abbott House operates a comprehensive Bridges to Health program serving both New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley Region.
We are proud to have been selected as one of the pilot providers to launch New York State’s Bridges to Health initiative in 2008. This statewide program provides healthcare management and supportive services to foster children with complex medical, developmental and mental health needs in both their local community and the homes in which they live. Services begin while children are in foster care and continue even if they leave care until they reach the age of 21.
Abbott House health care integrators work closely with children, birth families and foster families to identify and design a service plan that meets their unique needs. Central to this service plan is the choice families are given in choosing their preferred care provider. By bringing specialized services directly to children, the Abbott House Bridges to Health program is a vital link to helping foster children in their journey toward permanency.
Supportive and Specialized Services Offered
- In-home crisis intervention
- Day habilitation
- Pre-vocational training
- Supported employment
- Training for caregivers in crisis avoidance and management
- Planned and emergency respite care
- Special needs advocacy
- Purchase of adaptive equipment
For additional information about Bridges to Health in New York City, call 718-329-4968, ext. 5512 or e-mail B2HNYC@ABBOTTHOUSE.NET
For additional information about Bridges to Health in the Hudson Valley, call 914-591-7300, ext. 3205 or e-mail B2HLHV@ABBOTTHOUSE.NET