Mi Via Services
Mi Via, which means “my path,” “my way” or “my road,” is designed for participants who have disabilities to manage their own services and supports. Mi Via is about choosing to self-direct home and community-based services, supports and goods within an approved plan and budget. With the assistance of a Consultant, participants develop their own Service and Support Plan (SSP) to meet their functional, medical, and social needs. Participants decide what services they need and how to spend their Mi Via budget.
Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises (ZEE)/Empowerment Inc. provides support to participants on the Mi Via Self-Directed Wavier
Community Direct Support:
Community Direct Support Services deliver support that assist the participant to identify, develop, nurture and maintain community connections. Community Direct Support also assists the participant to maintain community connections and access social, educational, recreational and leisure activities in the community. Community Direct Supports Services promote the development of valued social relationships and build connections within local communities.
Customized Community Supports:
Customized Community Supports can include participation in congregate community-based day programs and community centers that offer functional meaningful activities that assist with acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization and adaptive skills. This service is to be provided in an integrated community-based setting that supports opportunities for participants to access, as well as actively engage with their preferred community resources and activities that include others in their community.
Employment Support Services provide support to the participant in achieving and maintaining employment in jobs of his or her choice in his or her community. The objective of Employment Support Services is to provide supports that result in community employment in jobs which increase economic independence, self-reliance, social connections and the ability to grow within a career.
Respite is a flexible, family support service that provides support to the participant and gives the primary, unpaid caregiver time away from his/her duties. If there is a paid primary caregiver residing with the participant providing living supports and/or community membership supports, respite services cannot be utilized. Respite services are furnished on a short-term basis and can be provided in the participant’s home, the provider’s home, in community setting of the family’s choice (e.g., community center, swimming pool and park), or at a center in which other individuals are provided care.
Transportation services are offered in order to enable participants to gain access to waiver and other community services, activities and resources, as specified by the SSP. Transportation services under Mi Via are non-medical in nature, whereas transportation services provided under the Medicaid State Plan are to transport participants to medically necessary physical and behavioral health services. Transportation for the purpose of vacation is not covered through the Mi Via Program.
These services are provided in accordance with the eligibility criteria established by the State of New Mexico through the Department of Health. Services offered by Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises (ZEE)/Empowerment Inc. are through a partnership with the State of New Mexico - Department of Health.
Please feel free to contact our office for more information about Mi Via (505) 863-7444
To enroll onto the Mi Via Wavier, contact the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) - Northwest Regional Office at (505) 863-9937 Service/Intake