Empowering Families to Transform Their Care

Children and youth under the age of 21 who have mental health and substance use challenges may now receive new services covered by Medicaid or a Medicaid Managed Care Plan. These Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTS) strive to identify mental health/substance use needs early, provide vital support at home and in the community, and prevent hospitalizations.

Assessments, individual and group and therapy, and rehabilitation services are currently being provided, offering program participants the opportunity to set goals, strengthen relationships, improve their communication skills, enhance self-care and learn effective coping mechanisms.

Family peer support services are set to begin in July 2019, under the guidance of certified family and recovery peer advocates with similar, first-hand experiences. For more information on CFTS, email FCA at or contact your healthcare provider, care coordinator, Health Home care manager or Medicaid Managed Care Plan.

(All services offered in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and Office of Children and Family Services).