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Vanderheyden cares for children with special developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs. As a multi-service agency, we provide a residential program, a day treatment program, clinical services, crisis intervention, respite services, and in-home parent assistance programs.

Community Services

Community Services

Through a comprehensive network of services, families with children at risk for out of home placement receive in home assistance from trained professionals.  Specific services include in home and out of home respite, parent training, skill building and family advocacy.

 

Education

Education

Richard A. Desrochers Educational Center is a 7-12 grade program, accredited by the New York State Department of Education, offering all required classes for students to graduate with a Regents Diploma, a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) credential or a Skills Achievement and Commencement Credential.

Residental Treatment

Residental Treatment

Our residential cottages are on 80+ wooded acres with ponds and nature trails. The setting offers opportunities for growth and development in a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic atmosphere.  Our school and gymnasium are located within walking distance of the cottages. 

Diagnostic/Respite Services

Diagnostic/Respite Services

The program, for stays up to 90 days, is designed to serve persons ages 12 to 21 who are in need of emergency care and have emotional, behavioral and/or developmental challenges. Diagnostic services also can be provided on site.

CHHUNY

CHHUNY

A Children’s Health Home (CHHUNY) is a care management service model where ALL of a child’s caregivers communicate with one another so that a family’s needs are addressed appropriately. Vanderheyden will provide a care manager to eligible families, children and youth to provide access to services assuring they have everything necessary to stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital.



Bridges To Health (B2H)

Home & Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver Program.

The B2H program provides family and community support services to a proposed 3,305 children statewide and supplements the existing foster care and Medicaid State Plan programs. Vanderheyden serves as the Waiver Service Provider to Northeast Parent and Child Society and Parsons Child and Family Center. Vanderheyden provides 9-14 services in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties as well as provides Skill Building in Columbia, Fulton, Green, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.

 

Services include:

  • Skill Building
  • Crisis Avoidance, Management and Training
  • Day Habilitation
  • Immediate Crisis Response Services
  • Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support
  • Intensive In-Home Supports
  • Planned Respite
  • Crisis Respite
  • Family/Care Giver Supports and Services

 

Comprehensive Wellness

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Need Assistance?

For information on Vanderheyden's Community Services or the B2H Waiver Service Provider Program

Maura Psoionos, LCSW R
Vice President of Community Services
  • Office: 518-874-4936