Home Community Based Services (HBCS)

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) is a Medicaid program that provides services for hard-to-reach adults experiencing behavioral health issues, in their homes or in the community.

Our peers are experienced in what it takes to be in recovery, and have personal experience navigating systems that impact quality of life such as the Social Security Administration, Social Services, Housing systems, OPWDD, and gaining meaningful employment. Our peers help to bridge individuals from their homes into the community. WNYIL offers:

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
Recovery activities and interventions designed to restore social and independent living skills in order to increase personal autonomy.

Habilitation/Residential Support Services
Recovery activities that build social, personal, and interpersonal skills necessary to integrate into work, school, and the community.

Family Support and Training
One-on-one and group counseling, mediation and conflict resolution services, training on mental health conditions, services and supports. 

Empowerment Services - Peer Supports
Advocacy, outreach and engagement, self-help tools, recovery, transitional, pre-crisis and crisis support.

Pre-Vocational Services 
Time-limited services that prepare participants for paid or unpaid employment, and teaching work-related concepts. 


Skylar Amari, LMSW, NYCPS-P
MHPC HCBS Coordinator
716-836-0822 ext. 511
716-835-3697 (fax)