Our highly trained, well-experienced, and compassionate staff assess the needs of each individual and then assists he or she in accessing and participating in an array of services and programs as well as community resources offered throughout the county. RIHS advocates for not only access and services but also that a high quality of services is provided.
Developmental Services Support Division
Developmental Services is a division of RIHS that has contractually agreed to provide and coordinate intake and eligibility services for Westmoreland County’s Developmental Services Program to individuals birth through adulthood, with a diagnosis of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities 0 to 8 years of age and medically complex conditions 0 to 21 years of age. These services will be provided to individuals and their families who live or receive services from Westmoreland County.
Resource coordination is provided with focus on outreach, distribution of community resources, providing training and networking opportunities for individuals, their families and other stakeholders in the developmental services system who live in, receive, or provide services in Westmoreland County.
All services are based on the philosophies and concepts of Positive Approaches, Everyday Lives and Supporting Families throughout the Lifespan.
Community Health Worker Program
A comprehensive approach will assist participants to remain living in their community in a healthy, recovery focused lifestyle. Community Health Workers (CHW) will meet participants where they are to assist them in meeting their needs. A Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) assessment tool will identify and prioritize the needs of the participant. Examples of SDoH include childcare, clothing, education, employment, financial strain, food insecurity, housing instability, transportation, and utility assistance.
Eligible participants must be residents of Westmoreland County, meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years, complete the Social Determinants of Health Needs Assessment, and have an active, open case with RIHS’ Community Based Care Program. The primary, population for the Community Health Worker programs are MA eligible residents with a behavioral health need.