Caring Partners CMO is focused on serving children and adolescents with complex needs that include: emotional/behavioral, intellectual/developmental, and substance use. Traditionally, services available to these children and young adults have been directed by the door through which they entered the system. Mental health, DCP & P, juvenile justice, education, developmental disabilities and substance abuse often have different sources of funding and varying levels of services. Few in-home community services and supports have been accessible or identified.
Caring Partners CMO is designed to help provide a broad array of formal and informal supports and services for these children and young adults.The services are community based and individually tailored, they are flexible and outcome based and services, management and decision making responsibilities rest at the community level.
Caring Partners CMO is the Care Management Organization designated to innovate and implement approaches to a wide array of effective community and grass roots services and service delivery. Our philosophy is that service plan development for children with complex needs is an interactive process and a collaborative effort between the family, child and community providers. Service planning is based upon the “wraparound process”, which recognizes and builds on the strength of the family and community to devise strategies that help children lead lives as normal as possible.
We believe that the most effective supports and services are delivered in the community.
Due to a significant influx of new providers, Caring Partners will be putting a hold on any new Memorandum of Understanding at this time. We will continually review our needs as we move forward and will still consider providers who have specialized skill sets that are in high demand. Caring Partners will continue to review our pool of providers and reassess the needs of the youth and families as we move forward.