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Home-Based Services

Youth with Behavioral Health or Developmental Disabilities

Services Through PerformCare


Where do we provide our services?

We offer services in New Jersey's Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, and Salem counties.

Looking to receive Services through PerformCare for youth with behavioral health or developmental disabilities? Here's how!

  • Call  NJ Child Behavioral Health Services/PerformCare to request service at  877-652-7624 

  • Give required info regarding your child’s needs.

  • A Care Management Organization (CMO) will contact you about your case and let you know their recommended service. Please let the case manager know during this call if you would like Allies in Caring to provide this service.

  • If PerformCare approves your request for Allies in Caring to provide the service, please Call or text us at (609) 204 -9295 or email us at to inform us.

  • Interview or Initial assessment will be scheduled and conducted by a certified therapist/clinician. 

  • In-Home/Community Service will begin, once services are authorized (Process can take up to 2 weeks) 

Services for youth with behavioral health or developmental disabilities and their caregivers 

We offer Home-Based Services at no cost to you once PerformCare approves your case.

Allies in Caring brings behavioral and mental health care to families when and where they need it.


Allies in Caring offers Home-Based Services for young people with emotional and behavioral problems. Our purpose is to stimulate personal skills, prevent unnecessary internments, avoid situations of isolation and loneliness, support family organization, avoid deterioration of living conditions and provide young people with the possibility of remaining in their usual environment.

Who we serve:

Allies in Caring is committed to including people isolated by poverty, language, or conditions such as addiction, mental health challenges, deafness, or autism. We have unique expertise in serving Latinos, immigrants, and families with members who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.



Intensive In-Community (IIC)

It is a needs-based and goal-oriented intervention that helps tackle youth's emotional and behavioral challenges. With IIC services, youth can experience symptom reduction and develop skills. The overall goal of IIC is to restore and/or maintain the youth's functions.


Some other things that can be accomplished with IIC are:

  • The improvement of family dynamics 

  • Preventing and/or reducing the need for higher-intensity treatment 

  • Preventing and/or reducing the need and/or future risk for hospitalization or out-of-home treatment. 

  • Maintaining the youth's current residence. 

  • Easing the transition from out-of-home

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Individual Support Services (ISS)

A form of service that is implemented to aid youth in achieving, possessing, and improving adaptation skills needed to function successfully in a home and/or community environment. These services are self-care driven and focus on habilitative-related exercises led by and/or supervised by a service provider in the youth's home, the home of the youth's relative, or other community-based locations.


Some of the services that can be provided through ISS are: 

  • The aid of building upon functioning skills and communication skills 

  • The instruction of daily life activities such as/but not limited to:

    • Meal planning and prepping 

    • Managing finances 

    • Shopping for essential items (clothing, food, etc.) 

    • Performing essential household chores 

    • Communication by phone

    • Participating in community-based activities 

  • All of these serve the purpose of bettering the youth's quality of life

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Intensive In-Home (IIH)

Many rehabilitation and/or habilitation services are performed face-to-face by a clinically licensed or certified practitioner. These types of services are short-term and are designed for youth going through long-term mental illness or youth having experienced an acute episode of physical or mental disability. This service can be put into place to aid youth in being able to function at their best. Some other things that can be accomplished with IIH are:

  • Aide the stabilization of behaviors that connect with the crisis

  • The prevention and/or reduction of the need for inpatient hospitalization

  • The prevention of residence change

  • The prevention of the youth needing out-of-home living arrangements 

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Caring for youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities presents additional challenges beyond the everyday stresses of being a parent. A respite break allows caregivers to strengthen or foster relationships with their other children, spouses, partners, family members, and friends or catch up on household duties and sleep. This service provides care and supervision to youth with developmental disabilities, either in their family home or in a community setting to temporarily relieve the families from the demands of caring for them. 

The Instructions to apply for respite services are below.

To apply for respite services in New Jersey through the Family Support Services (FSS) program, you can follow these steps:

Who qualifies for the Services?

Family Support Services (FSS): These services are designed to maintain and improve the quality of life for a young person with

intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their family. They are designed to strengthen and promote families that provide care at home for a child or young adult.


Your child must be determined eligible for intellectual/developmental disability services through the New Jersey child care system ("functionally eligible for services") before applying for FSS, and Your child must live in the community either with a family member or with an unpaid caregiver, and any other benefits for which the individual may be eligible (such as SSI and private insurance) must be accessed before accessing FSS resources.

How to apply for FSS:

Call the toll-free number of PerformCare: 1-877-652-7624. The phone application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. PerformCare is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Please note that only the parent or legal guardian can apply for FSS.

Your application for family support is valid for one year. You will be required to reapply by phone annually for these services.

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