June Virtual Family Forums

Person Centered Services is hosting Virtual Family Forums! During these forums you’ll learn more about the current status of Life Plans, face-to-face meetings, and assessments. You will also be able to ask our Care Coordination leadership any questions you might have.   Below are links to register for virtual forums in the month of June. Please note that each of … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Brenda Backus

Employee Spotlight

Learn more about our team through a new profile series! Brenda Backus is a Care Coordination Supervisor based in Silver Creek, NY. She supports the work of our Care Coordinators throughout the Southern Tier region. Care Coordination Supervisors like Brenda help keep our local teams strong, effective, and person centered. How long have you been with Person Centered Services? My … Read More

Finding a New Home

The Belcher family received a new home through the support of Person Centered Services!

Two of our Care Coordinators, Kristi Jayne and Gena Morales, combined forces to support a family in need. The Belcher family were seeking a new home and, with the help of our Care Coordinators, found the perfect place!   Kristi has worked with Gloria Belcher for five years, while Gena has worked with her adult son, Jason, for three. The Belchers … Read More

Spreading Joy Through Corona Caroling

Isaiah holds up a sign that says "Stay Safe."

Isaiah loves to sing – he even has a karaoke machine at home. He also loves volunteering and has missed helping out in his community. While the state remains locked down because of COVID-19, Isaiah has decided to use his voice to lift the spirits of others. With the support of Heidi, his self-directed staff person, Isaiah has chosen to … Read More

Coping Webinar Series

Our new Coping Webinar Series is here to help with day-to-day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. This free series will provide practical support tips. What you will learn over the course of the series: How to reduce stress and anxiety related to the virus. Ways to handle conflict and tension within households and families. Strategies to manage behaviors that cause … Read More

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Resources

Supportive resources found on this page.

Below are resources, both regional and national, that could be beneficial for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. For more resources, visit our Community Resources & Information page. For resources by county, visit our COVID-19 Resources & Information by County page.   Regional Resources AutismUp – Offices closed; presenting remote and virtual opportunities. COVID-19 Disability Form – … Read More

New COVID-19 & Care Coordination Newsletters!

Person Centered Services has collaborated with Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs) across New York to help capture the inspiring work of our state’s Care Coordinators!  Read the newsletters below to learn more about how Care Coordinators are stepping up to new challenges and making a major difference during this time of need. To turn the pages, use the arrow buttons on … Read More

Staying Mentally Healthy – Helpful Links For Stress & Anxiety Related to COVID-19

Helpful resources for stress here.

It is important for each of us to pay attention to our mental and emotional health during these unprecedented times.  Here are some resources, many of which are local and regional, that can help provide assistance for you and your loved ones. New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline Number: 1-844-863-9314 The new Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential … Read More

Update on Care Coordination – 3/27/20

Coronavirus Update - 3/27/20

To Individuals, Families and Caregivers: As we all continue to adapt to new ways of living in this time of social distancing and isolation, we know that caring for you and/or your loved one is more important than ever. At Person Centered Services, these recent days have been a whirlwind of change. There have been changes in how we interact … Read More