Community Bridges

START Center Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for START Resource Center Planned and Emergency Services

• Enrolled in START program and receiving services through an Area Agency
• Must be 21 years or older
• Voluntary stay
• Must have a verified place to return to
• Not actively homicidal or suicidal (cannot meet hospital committable criteria or willing to contract for safety)
• No recent history of forensic involvement, fire setting, sexual offense, etc., the definition of recent and active takes judgment and determined by the START Clinical Team.
• No significant running/history of eloping from care (not someone who may choose to leave but people who would constantly run if not in locked program)
• No intensive toileting needs or assistance (responding to verbal cues or using incontinence products allowed)
• Must not need ongoing medical supervision (no feeding tubes for example)
• Must be able to self-evacuate within 3 minutes from the START Center with or without prompts.

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.