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ICAN (Integrated Community Alternatives Network)
Founded in 1997, ICAN is a unique home and community-based network that provides individualized and non-traditional services and care to the highest risk individuals and families with social, emotional, mental health and behavioral challenges. ICAN’s team of over 225 staff consisting of care managers, service coordinators, social workers, support specialists, clinical staff and an extensive Independent Practice Association (IPA) of 250+ providers work together to provide a platform for support, family reunification and preservation to over 2,000 individuals and families each day – prenatally through end of life.
With 25 years in the community and over 20 programs covering six counties, ICAN is the premiere agency that strives to keep families together.
We have been partnering with Herkimer County to provide preventive services for over a decade through successful services such as Intensive Preventive, Early Intervention Diversion, PINS Preventive and SPIN.
Children’s Health Home
To address and support medical, behavioral and emotional health issues through connection to resources and appropriate services, this program provides comprehensive Care Management to Medicaid eligible children from birth to age 21.
Child and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS)
These behavioral services covered by NYS Medicaid support children with mental health, behavioral health and substance use needs and are provided by our IPA network to support children and families in achieving goals that they have identified.
We partner with School Districts to bring tailored services to classrooms, schools and students’ homes. We improve attendance and academic achievement, reduce disciplinary referrals, and prevent children’s placement in residential facilities based on academic
The primary goal of Project HOME is to enable homeless, transitional-age youth to obtain and remain in safe and affordable permanent housing, increase life skills, obtain employment, and achieve greater self-determination and independence.
Transitional housing for young mothers, ages 16-24, and their children who have become homeless. Evelyn’s House provides a safe, nurturing home and supportive services while preparing young mothers for the challenges of living independently.
The Peer Support Program consists of highly trained Peer Support Specialists, who use their personal and family lived experiences with mental health, substance recovery and all systems of care to support others in their journeys. All specialists are credentialed peer advocates through Families Together NYS, OMH and OASAS.
Started in early 2020, Street Outreach has the goal of locating street homeless individuals to connect them to services and assist them with finding housing. Street Outreach will provide a 24 hour on-call service to place unsheltered individuals in emergency housing and assess immediate needs.
Healthy Families of Herkimer, Oneida, Montgomery, And Schoharie Counties
These evidence-based nationally validated home visiting programs provide child development and parenting education, assessments of infant-child development, and access to resources for new parents and their children up to age five.
Nurturing Parenting Program
This evidence-based parenting curriculum and training is provided to parents in a respectful and empowering environment. Supervised Visitation allows separated families the ability to maintain or reestablish relationships in a safe setting.
Adult Health Homes
This program provides NYS adult Medicaid recipients with comprehensive Care Management in an effort to support overall improvement in physical health and emotional well-being.
HARP – Health And Recovery Program (CORE And HCBS)
A wide array of services are available to support an individual by assisting with improving mental health, encouraging the road to recovery and job and skill development, all delivered where you live, work or socialize.
SNUG (“GUNS” spelled backwards) is an evidence-based violence reduction initiative, prioritizing those who are most at risk of being impacted by gun violence. Outreach workers work with known shooters, victims and their families. As credible messengers, they are seen by the community as trusted individuals who are from the neighborhoods we serve. The team engages residents, businesses, clergy and various organizations with coordinated strategies to reduce and prevent shootings and killings.
Community Education And Training
We offer a wide array of customizable training, educational workshops and experiences for youth, families and professionals. Offerings are designed to be interactive and engaging and have a focus on supporting and improving both Mental and Behavioral Health.
Utica Children’s Museum
Since 2017, ICAN has had a managed services contract with the Museum, assuring this regional asset remains relevant and sustainable. A brand new Museum is being built on the Parkway in Utica that will offer hands-on fun and learning for all.
System of Care Coordinated Intake
The Child and Family Team with ICAN supports the Herkimer County System of Care through coordinated entry and access to a variety of mental health services available to Herkimer County youth and students ages 0-21.
Elevate CNY Sports Complex
Powered by ICAN and open to the public, this 60,000 square foot facility in Westmoreland, NY has indoor turf fields – perfect for field rental, sports leagues, skill-building camps, programs, events. ICAN will also offer additional non-traditional programming for youth, large scale events and more at the facility.