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

CN Guidance is proud to be a provider of the menu of services offered to individuals on Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk County) enrolled in the Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs) through their Medicaid Managed Care Plans. Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment (CORE) Services collectively offer a variety of services to support those with additional needs beyond the standard services offered at site-based programs.

Services offered by HCBS and CORE are community based and can be in addition to the current treatment services you are already receiving. 

Services include:

HCBS- Education Support Services are provided to assist individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis who want to start or return to school or formal training with a goal to achieve skills necessary to obtain employment.

HCBS- Intensive Supported Employment provides rapid job search, training and instruction, support the application process and leads to the acquisition of skills to retain employment.

CORE- Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment – clinical services designed to provide mobile treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals who have difficulty engaging in site-based treatment programs. This service assists individuals with independent living skills to promote recovery and growth specific to managing their own home. CPST can provide therapy, medication management and RN support.

CORE- Empowerment Services/ Peer Support – peer-delivered services that are designed to promote skills to cope with and manage behavioral health symptoms. Activities provided emphasize peers’ relationships to support recovery, enhance quality of life and effectively utilize community resources.

CORE- Psychosocial Rehabilitation – designed to assist individuals to improve their ability to live independently in the areas of living, working, learning and socializing. Rehabilitation counseling, skill-building and psychoeducational interventions are used to meet the goals the individual chooses to work towards.

CORE- Family Support and Training – offers instruction, emotional support and skill-building support to facilitate engagement and active participation of the family in the enrolled individual’s recovery process. CORE staff partner with the individual and the family to create a person-centered/person-directed, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed approach. “Family” is chosen by the enrolled individual and can be provided in group and individual sessions.

How do I qualify?

  • You need to have a diagnosis of mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder.
  • You need to have a Medicaid Managed Care Plan.
  • You need to be enrolled in or eligible for a Health and Recovery Plan (HARP).

For more information and referrals to CORE, please contact:

Caitlin Roeder, LCSW
Program Director

Address: 55 West Ames Court, Suite 100, Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 822-6111, ext 2260
Email: HCBSWaiver@centralnassau.org or croeder@centralnassau.org