Pine Tree Society is now accepting Children’s Case Management referrals with no waitlist; allowing families to receive much needed assistance without having to wait for an opening.
“Due to the pandemic, so many services have closed down,” noted Mike Bell, team leader of children’s case management at Pine Tree Society. “There are fewer therapists and providers of home and community supports at a time when families need them the most. Our purpose is to make sure kids are getting everything they need, no matter what.”
Pine Tree Society’s case managers accommodate what works best for families; connecting them to services, supporting individualized plans and providing direct support to guide them to all the services their kids need.
”We are the bridge between school and home; working directly with schools and families to be sure the child has what they need to be successful,” Mike continued.
“We are flexible about where we meet, including virtual opportunities for those who need that. The important thing is that the family gets what they need for help.”
In addition to school age children, Pine Tree Society’s case managers are experts working with infants and toddlers.
“Early childhood case management is so important because that’s when kids are first being diagnosed,” Mike said. “Everything is very new for the child and the parents so it’s a critical time in their lives as they learn what they need for support.”
To be eligible for Pine Tree Society’s case management services, the child must be 0-21 years of age and be enrolled in Katie Beckett/MaineCare. Private pay is also an option. Services are currently available to those residing in Reside in the county of York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and parts of Kennebec, Franklin and Oxford.
Instructions for Katie Beckett enrollment and a full list of diagnosis are available on the Pine Tree Society website at this link.