In-Home & Community Services
A young person’s sense of home and community can provide an essential foundation as they overcome life challenges and achieve positive long-term goals. Hillside’s community-based services integrate an array of research-informed practices into the day-to-day lives of the youth with whom we partner. Through home-based support and juvenile justice diversion programs, our role is to keep youth safe from harm, guided by constructive influences, and committed to pathways of success.
Hillside provides adoption-related information, referral, education, counseling and support to birth parents, children, youth, and prospective adoptive parents, before and after adoption finalization.
This program creates enhanced opportunities for families to provide a safe, stable and permanent home for children as a way of reducing the need for foster or residential-care placements.
These services deliver individualized care in a variety of settings for children who have mental health and substance-use needs.
This program seeks to provide short-term, out-of-home planned respite for children and families in order to stabilize and preserve placement within the home and prevent out of home placement.
This program provides alternatives to out-of-home placement for young people who are designated as Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS), or juvenile delinquents, and who are at risk of further involvement with the juvenile justice system.
This pre- thru post-adoptive service, run by adoptive parents who are adoption professionals, helps families in all stages of their adoption process. Case Managers provide a wide range of supports to participating families.
These services provide in-home support for youth who are experiencing mental health crises, and their families. FCSS helps children achieve stability in their living situations, while decreasing identified high-risk behaviors and building new, positive skills.
This program helps prevent a youth’s placement out of the family home, or ensures their successful return to the family home from an out-of-home placement. Staff help families alleviate the immediate crisis and improve family functioning. Emergency placements are available.
This Hillside program empowers parents and caregivers to best meet their family’s needs.
Hillside Care Management services ensure that all aspects of a youth’s care – including medical, behavioral health, social services and more – are properly coordinated to support the health and wellness goals of the child and the family. Our Care Managers work closely with youth, family members and all providers to provide family-driven, youth-guided planning that adapts to a youth’s changing health needs, and ensures that the youth receives comprehensive, effective care.
Hillside Care Management services help make sure everyone involved in an individual’s care is working well together and sharing information that is important in supporting a person’s optimal health and wellness. Hillside Care Manager support clients in coordinating their medical, mental health, substance abuse services, as well as their social service needs.
The services provided in this program can increase a child’s functional levels and reduce the risk of out-of-home placement.
This program helps families alleviate immediate crises to reduce the risk of out-of-home placements.
This program helps prevent foster care placements by increasing family supports, enhancing parenting skills and building individual self-esteem.
This program offers a structured small group therapeutic environment helping students overcome the emotional and behavioral challenges that interfere with learning.
This program provides intensive support services to kinship families with legal custody or an informal care arrangement of young people to age 18, with a goal to support and strengthen families, promote permanency and ensure the wellbeing of kinship children.
This program provides informed support for foster families, utilizing the Family Group Decision Making model that gives families a strong voice in decisions regarding the children in their care.
This Hillside program helps prevent or shorten out-of-home placement in psychiatric, residential, or foster care.
PAT helps parents give their children the best possible start in life and to increase their children’s school readiness and school success.
This program serves Erie County youth who are referred from Erie County Probation or Detention. The program supports youth in accomplishing their goals through a combination of case management, youth mentoring and vocational training services.
Provided in the family’s home, these services aim to prevent foster care placement and child protective reports.
This Hillside program partners with adoptive and/or legal guardianship families to provide post-adoption and related services that support permanency.
This signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption helps find permanent homes for children in foster care.
This program provides intensive community-based services to support youth experiencing severe emotional disturbance. The program’s goal is to help those youth avoid the need for out-of-home treatment and other higher levels of care.
For youth whose behavior has put them at risk of entering the juvenile justice system, this program provides avenues for restitution, teaches youth about the effects of their actions on themselves and their community, and empowers and engages youth.