Home & Community Based Services


What is HARP?

Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs) are Medicaid Managed Care plans that coordinate and pay for your physical and behavioral health care.  Most individuals with HARPs are assigned a Health Home Care Manager to make sure their care meets their needs.  HARP members are also encouraged to enroll in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

What are Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)?

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are recovery and wellness services for people with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Individuals can get these services right in their homes or communities from dedicated staff who provide support that helps a person achieve the things they want such as a better social life, employment, or education. HCBS are available for people 21 and over who are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) and found eligible after a short assessment.

What Compeer Rochester can provide:

Psychosocial Rehabilitation or Habilitation:

One-to-one, individualized, timely intervention to create a holistic, supportive, person-driven environment where individuals can achieve their greatest possible level of overall wellness and life satisfaction. Services will help:

  • Encourage participation in recovery-oriented activities to support and restore social and interpersonal skills;
  • Establish support networks;
  • Increase community awareness;
  • Develop coping strategies for effective functioning at home, work, and school;
  • Strengthen community living skills and support community integration;
  • Support the identification and pursuit of personal interests;
  • Identify and connect with natural supports and recovery resources, including family, community, and faith-based;
  • Develop stress management skills;
  • Provide rehabilitation counseling and support to implement skills to remain in a natural community setting; and
  • Assist in acquiring, retaining and improving skills such as communication, self-help, domestic, self-care, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, personal adjustment, relationship development, use of community resources and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings.


Peer Support:

Sometimes, it is easiest to learn from individuals who share similar experiences. We hire certified Peer Support Specialists to work with clients to empower them to cope with illness and manage its symptoms. These services include:

  • Non-clinical interventions delivered by peers with lived experience to promote long-term recovery;
  • Connections to natural supports in the community to be accessed long after formal services have ended; and
  • Advocacy, coaching, and companionship through transitions across systems.

Family Support and Training:

If requested by a client, we work with family members to provide training and support to facilitate engagement and active participation of the family in the treatment planning process. These services include:

  • Training on treatment regimens including recovery support options, recovery concepts and medication education;
  • Assist family in providing a safe and supportive environment in the home and community;
  • Facilitate support groups under the direction of a certified peer;
  • Provide family mediation and conflict resolution services;
  • Develop specific problem-solving skills, coping mechanisms, and strategies specific to the individual’s symptom/behavior management and prevention of relapse; and
  • Collaborate with the family and caregivers to develop positive interventions to address specific presenting issues.


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