Ju New Alternatives for Children: What We Do: Programs and Services: Foster Care: Bridges to Health

Bridges to Health (B2H)

NAC is one of a handful of agencies in New York City to offer a Bridges to Health (B2H) Program.

As a B2H site, NAC provides intensive support and social services for children in foster care who are medically complex, have a developmental disability or are severely emotionally disturbed. B2H is a Medicaid Waiver program that is administered through the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS).  B2H services follow the child from foster care to permanency through adoption or family reunification. Thus the loss of B2H services would never constitute a reason to avoid permanency – a forever family for every child.

B2H services are tailored to meet the needs of each child and family and continue until age 21. NAC’s B2H program is citywide with most services delivered in the home. Everyone receives Health Care Integration and selects from an array of other services including: skill building; support and advocacy; respite; crisis services; pre-vocational or supported employment; accessibility home modifications and access to adaptive equipment.

Contact us

To find out more about NAC's B2H Program, please contact the B2H Director at 212-994-7912 or via B2H@NacKidsCan.org.

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