CORE Services

Community Oriented Recovery Empowerment

What are Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment (CORE) Services?

If you have mental health and/or substance use needs, CORE services can help you reach your personal and health goals.

These services used to be available through Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services. CORE services are easier to get.

CORE services can help you to find and keep a job, go to school, live independently, build relationships, and increase your wellness.


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What CORE Services offer:


  • Build life skills like how to manage your money or make new friends
  • Learn to live more independently by using community resources and self-advocacy
  • Discover ways to deal with stress
  • Choose where to get treatment and recovery services

Education & Employment

  • Get support or your work and school goals
  • Ongoing support, advocacy, and counseling to learn skills for lifelong success

Health Management

  • Receive care that is focused on you and encourages wellness
  • Learn how to identify triggers, and manage or prevent crises

Peer & Family Supports

  • Get help from people who have been there
  • Learn from peers who know what you are going through
  • Help your family and friends learn skills that will support your recovery


Our Team

  • Peer Specialists
  • NYS Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Group Facilitators
  • Advisors


Adults 21+ who reside in Ulster County, have a mental health diagnosis, be enrolled in Medicaid and HARP (Health and Recovery Plan), and have a desire to work on addressing mental health barriers that are obstacles to goal achievement.