The Services We Offer The Community

A Rise Above (ARA) provides comprehensive case management and handles intakes for the Children's-Home and Community Based Children's Medicaid Waiver (C-HCBS Medicaid Waiver). C-HCBS is a Medicaid Waiver Program for children birth to their 18th birthday with chronic health care needs who would not otherwise be eligible for Medicaid due to parental income and/or resources. The services provided through this C-HCBS Waiver Program shall include all State plan Medicaid benefits (Home Health, Medical Supplies, and Durable Medical Equipment), case management services, and In-Home Support Services (IHSS) when deemed to be appropriate and adequate by the child's physician and the State of Colorado.


Kathy Ciano-Mcgee is the Healthy Communities Coordinator in El Paso County Colorado for special needs children Birth to their 21st birthday.  Healthy Communities in El Paso County Colorado provides comprehensive case management for special needs children that are Medicaid eligible.   Your Family Health Coordinator, Kathy Ciano-McGee, RN, BSN will assist you in understanding your child’s benefits and obtain services and equipment that your child needs to reach his/her maximum potential.