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MAVI- Movimiento para el Alcance de Vida Independiente:
Independent Living Center
Betzaida Ramos
P.O. Box 25277
San Juan, PR 00928-5277

Agency Telephone: (787) 758-7901/0852
Agency Fax: (787) 758-8844
Agency TTY: (787) 758-0973
Agency PURPLE (video): (787)523-9867/ (787)523-7703
Agency Web Address: www.mavi-pr.org
Agency E-Mail:  mavipr@prtc.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Counseling

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • National Council on Independent Living

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is MAVI?

MAVI is the only independent living center in Puerto Rico headquartered  in San Juan and a satellite office in Ponce (South).  We promote the independent living philosophy through peer counseling, advocacy, information and referral and skills development.  Other services provided include: adaptive housing, accessible transportation, personal assistance services, psychology, assistive equipment and supported employment.  We promote client control and productivity and their integration and inclusion in all aspects of our society.


Mental Health Association in Chautauqa County
Jeff Keller
Executive Director
413 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Agency Telephone: (716) 487-0616
Agency Fax: (716) 483-3524
Agency E-mail: chautMHA@hotmail.com

Service Category:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Mentally
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Mental Health Association in New York State

Geographical Area Served:

  • Chautauqua County, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Mental Health Association?

Mental Health Association: Advocacy, Education, Information and Referral, Support Group, Speakers Panel.


Mental Health Association for Cortland County
Fay D Rose
PO Box 282
Cortland, NY 13045

Agency Telephone: (607) 758-3107
Agency Fax: (607) 758-9769
Agency E-mail: wolfgang@odussey.net

Service Categories:

  • Information and Referral
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • National Mental Health Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Cortland County NY State

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Mental Health Association?

The Mental Health Association, Cortland County, provides the following: Family Support Services, Reach-Basics bimonthly lectures on or about mental health and three newsletters. We fulfill these activities through the labor and activities of a mental consumer work force. Current employees are responsible for all secretarial work, printing and copying, collating, envelope stuffing, preparations and reports for US Postal Bulk Mailing regulations, cleaning, composing news articles, maintaining work force statistics etc. Each employee is assigned to his/her own work area which includes a desk, chair etc.A newly established work program is our Courier/Messenger service which we plan to enlarge and one day provide this service to local businesses.


Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.
Janet G. McGlone
Client Advocate/Attorney
999 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209

Agency Telephone: (716) 886-1242
Agency Fax: (716) 881-6428
Agency Web Address: www.eriemha.org
Agency E-mail: mhaee@localnet.com

Service Categories:

  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • Mental Health Assn. in New York State
  • National Mental Health Assn.

Geographical Area Served:

  • Erie & Niagara Counties

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.?

The Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation whose core mission is to improve care and treatment for persons who may have a mental illness and to promote mental health through education, advocacy, public information and prevention activities. Client Advocacy Service is a department of the Mental Health Assn. of Erie Co., Inc. which provides civil legal services at no charge to mental health consumers in Erie and Niagara Counties. Most of the legal advocacy involves public benefits including supplemental security income, social security disability benefits, public assistance, Medicare and Medicaid. CAS also provides training on legal issues to professionals, consumers and family members.


Mental Health Association in Essex County
Laurie Jerdo
RDI Box 1012
Westport, NY 12993

Agency Telephone: (518) 962-2077
Agency Fax: (518) 962-8233

Service Category:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Housing
  • Information and referral
  • Transportation
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Category:

  • Disabled:Mentally
  • Adults
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • MHANYS
  • NYAPRS
  • CCSNYS

Geographical Area Served:

  • Essex County

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Medicaid

What is the Mental Health Association of Essex County?

The Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc. is a not-for-profit human services organization chartered to: increase community awareness of mental illness, promote improved functioning for people with mental illness, and provide advocacy, referral, and preventive services.

The programs of the Mental Health Association include:

  • Supported Housing: This program enables people to locate and secure housing in their own communities. Assistance with the costs of renting provided to those who qualify.
  • Assisted Competitive Employment and Supported Employment: MHA staff is in place to help people determine the career, which makes the most sense. We also provide assistance on developing the tools for the work, finding jobs and retaining employment.
  • Intensive Case Management: Each individual in this program receives several home visits every month. This is intended to ease the sometimes-difficult task of community living and to assist with the achievement of success and fulfillment.
  • Community Case Management: Our case managers provide support, education, training and information to assist people who wish to live independently within their communities. The case mangers make visits to people in their own homes.
  • Community Centers:   MHA has sites in local communities where people can go in order to establish friendships and support. The centers are located in Westport, Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Elizabethtown, and Lake Placid.
  • Crisis Alternatives Program: This program is new to MHA in late 1998. Its goal is to provide support and assistance to people who are feeling the most intense anxieties. Staff works in the evenings and on weekends to provide telephone counseling, home visits, and respite apartments to those to those in need.
  • Self Help: MHA serves as a conduit for funding for consumers of mental health services involved in self-advocacy, education, and empowerment.
  • Education Assistance: Many people in our community have not achieved the lower level of education they wish for themselves. This program seeks to reduce barriers for people who agree to actively pursue their GED, Associates, Bachelors, Graduate Degrees, or other academic endeavors.

Mental Health Association:
Fast Track to Employment
Mary Burton
Director
369 East 148th Street
Bronx, New York 10455

Agency Telephone: (718) 292-1956 x209
Agency Fax: (718) 292-8244
Agency E-mail:  To Employment@juno.com

Service Categories:

  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled: Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bronx, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged.

What is Mental Health Associations- Fast Track to Employment?

Fast track to employment assists mental health consumers, former substance abusers/former homeless to find employment.  Our goal:   rapid job placement and long term job retention is based on an Individualized Career Plan.   This is achieved through the integration of vocational services, relapse prevention and mental health treatment. 


Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, Inc.
Daun Burk
Executive Director
724 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Agency Telephone: (315) 788-0970
Agency Fax: (315) 788-8092
Agency E-mail: info@mhajc.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • New York State Mental Health Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Jefferson County New York

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, Inc.?

The Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, Inc. is a private not for profit organization. Our Board of Directors consists of 15 members, 64% of our board are Mental Health Consumers/Recipients. We exist to serve mental health consumers in Jefferson County of all ages with programs and services designed to promote and encourage recovery and independence. Initiatives undertaken to assist consumers in their recovery and independence include, but are not limited to, advocacy, vocational development, socialization opportunities, and personal growth. The Association serves all of Jefferson County residents with informational and educational services designed to broaden the public's knowledge of mental health issues to promote good mental health. We provide approximately 10,150 units of service annually. To these ends, the Association is committed to effective services and programs by collaborating with various stakeholders.


Mental Health Association:
JOBS +
Loir Gordon
Director
250 Fulton Avenue
Suite 210
Hempstead, New York 11550

Agency Telephone: (516) 485-4300
Agency Fax: (516) 485-4486

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation (Vocational)
  • Training (On-the-job)
  • Transportation (Travel Training)

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically (secondary disability)
    • Developmentally (secondary disability)
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Other:  MICA

Affiliations:

  • Nassau County Department of Mental Health
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Mental Health Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau County

Fees:

  • No fees charged.

What is Mental Health Associations- JOBS +?

JOBS+ is an employment program offering clients work readiness and skills assessments. vocational, counseling, pre-employment preparation, job development, job coaching, and post-employment follow-up.  Our focus is on using education, on-the-job training, guidance, advocacy and ongoing support to assist clients to develop confidence and competence towards the goal of working independently in integrated setting in the community.


The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
Beth Jenkins
Executive Director
518 W. State St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Agency Telephone: (607) 273-9250
Agency Fax: (607) 272-5343
Agency Web Address: mhaedu.org
Agency E-mail:  info@mhaedu.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Training
  • Peer Support
  • Education
  • Hospital Advocacy
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Unemployed
  • Men/Women
  • Disabled:Mentally
  • Serious & persistent mentally ill

Affiliations:

  • National MHA MHANYS (New York State)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Tompkins & Some counties (Seneca, Schuyler, Yates, Wayne)

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Mental Health Association of Tompkins County?

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is committed to developing and supporting the active involvement of ordinary people (including providers, family members and recipients of mental health services) in all aspects of mental health; these include the definition of needs, the promotion of community and the provision of services. We also support the human and civil rights of people who use mental health services, and will educate the community on all perspectives concerning mental health and mental health disabilities.

A United Way Agency, the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is a chapter of the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS). MHANYS is an affiliate of the National Mental Health Association (NMHA).


Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
Peer Advocacy Program
Nancy Mongiovi
Director of Peer Advocacy
36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094

Agency Telephone: (716) 433-3780
Agency Fax: (716) 433-3847
Agency E-mail: mhacony@aol.com

Service Category:

  • Advocacy

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/Physically
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Niagara County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Peer Advocacy Program?

Peer Advocacy Program, which outreaches to recipients of mental health services and their families, recruits and trains people to participate in the mental health services planning process, identifies educational needs and has established an advocacy informational center and network. Workshops regarding advocacy issues are made available to recipients of mental health services throughout the county.


Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
Compeer Niagara (Adult)
Jimmi Kowalchuk
Director of Compeer Niagara
36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094

Agency Telephone: (716) 433-3780
Agency Fax: (716) 433-3847
Agency E-mail: mhacony@aol.com

Service Category:

  • Advocacy

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/Physically
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Niagara County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Compeer Niagara for Adults?

Compeer Niagara for Adults matches trained volunteers in a one-on-one friendship relationship with men and women receiving mental health services. Compeer nurtures recovery through friendships and recreational, social and educational opportunities.


Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
Client Advocacy Service
Janet McGlone
Lawyer C.A. Services
36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094

Agency Telephone: (716) 433-3780
Agency Fax: (716) 433-3847
Agency E-mail: mhacony@aol.com

Service Category:

  • Advocacy

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/Physically
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Niagara County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Client Advocacy Services?

The Client Advocacy Services provides staff and paralegals to represent mental health clients in a variety of administrative and judicial settings to obtain essential public benefits, gain necessary services, and to protect their legal rights.


Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
County Inc. Helpline
Cheryl Licata
Director of Education
36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094

Agency Telephone: (716) 433-3780
Agency Fax: (716) 433-3847
Agency E-mail: mhacony@aol.com

Service Category:

  • Advocacy

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/Physically
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Niagara County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the County Inc. Helpline?

Helpline an information & referral service providing data on 3,000 human service organizations representing 12,000 services. The Helpline operates on a 24/7 schedule.


Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
Compeer Niagara (Kids)
Carolyn Dean
Coordinator
36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY 14094

Agency Telephone: (716) 433-3780
Agency Fax: (716) 433-3847
Agency E-mail: mhacony@aol.com

Service Category:

  • Matches adult volunteer with a child with mental diagnosis

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Disabled: Mentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • Niagara County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Compeer Niagara for Kids?

Compeer Niagara for Youth matches referred children one-on-one with a screened and trained volunteer to be a friend and role model to them. The program provides respite time for parents, educational workshops and access to Mental Health Association's comprehensive information and referral services, as well as family recreational activities.


Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey
Anthony Davis
505 Cooper Street
Camden New Jersey, 08102

Agency Telephone: (856) 966-6770 ext 227
Agency Fax: (856) 541-3986
Agency E-mail: mshaswnj3@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Social & Recreational Support Service
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mentally Disabled
  • Adolescents
  • Men/Women
  • Community
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • Mental Health Association
  • Association of Persons in Supported Employment APSE
  • NJ Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Camden County, NJ

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey?

The Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey is a local chapter of the NJ division of the National Mental Health Association. The mission is to promote mental health and to eradicate the stigma of mental illness through education and supportive services. Facilitating support groups and community outreach services and supported employment services to Camden NJ to reside as a designated provider for the Division of Vocational rehabilitation as well as the Social Services under the Supervision of the NJ Div of mental health Services.


Mental Health Association:
Transitional Employment Program: The Gathering Place ClubHouse
Debbie Cohen
Transitional Employment Coordinator
186 Clinton Road
Hempstead, New York 11550

Agency Telephone: (516) 489-1120
Agency Fax: (516) 489-2784

Service Categories:

  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Mental Health Associations- Transitional Employment Program:  The Gathering Place Clubhouse?

The Gathering Place Clubhouse is dedicated to providing vocational, educational and recovery-based training to its members.   Members and staff come together not only in the context of work but also as a 'family.'  This combination of skill building and support enables members to advance in the area of recovery and independence.


Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
Terrence Murray 
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 415
Albany, New York 12210

Agency Telephone: (518) 434-0439
Agency Fax: (518) 427-8676
Agency Web Address:  www.mhanys.org
Agency E-mail Address: mhanys@mhanys.org 

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Mental Health
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Aging/Senior
  • Community
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • National Mental Health Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.?

The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc., (MHANYS) is a not-for-profit membership organization with thirty two affiliates throughout New York State Serving thirty-nine counties.  As a statewide organization, MHANYS provides advocacy, education, training, and information & referral regarding mental health issues.  MHANYS works to create statewide initiatives which address gaps in services, educates individuals living with mental illness (as well as the general public, service providers). MHANYS also seeks to address the need for changes in policy related to the provision of services to individuals living with mental illness who are of mental health services.


Mental Health Association in U.C. INC: Adult Client Services
Polexeni Maouris
Director
P.O. Box 2304
Kingston, NY 12402-2304

Agency Telephone: (845) 339-9090
Agency TTY:  (845) 336-4830
Agency Fax: (845) 339-9306
Agency Web Address:  www.mhainulster.com/
Agency E-mail Address: pmaoris@mhainulster.com

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Housing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Veterans
  • Other:  Compeer Volunteer/Friend Marketing Program

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • National Mental Health Association
  • International Association of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Services
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • New York State Office of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Ulster County, Hudson Valley

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.?

The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc., (MHA) was chartered as a not-for-profit organization in 1959 by a group of physicians and concerned individuals to develop a coordinated citizen's movement to promote mental health and to work toward improved care and treatment for persons with mental illnesses.   The mission of the MHA is to create communities that respect diversity and are dedicated to the full participation of all persons.

To achieve its mission, the MHA  sponsors a variety of educational, advocacy and service programs, including mental health education, rehabilitation, residential services, family and youth support services and therapeutic foster care.

The following is a list of our programs offered:

  • Client Services Mental Health- GOAL:  To provide opportunities for persons recovering from mental illnesses and individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in recreational, educational and leisure activities that enhance their socialization skills and community integration.
  • Education and Advocacy Services- GOAL:  To develop educational programs which meet the needs of Ulster County residents through education, training and advocacy services.
  • Residential Services- GOAL:  To provide a variety of community-based housing alternatives to enable persons recovering from mental illnesses to become and to remain a part of the community.
  • Family-Based Treatment Services- GOAL:  To maintain/provide a family environment for children and youth with special emotional needs, who might otherwise be placed in a more restrictive setting.
  • Family and Youth Services- GOAL:  To provide programs that enhance family life by enabling the development of healthy relationships between parents and children and promote the well-being of all children.

Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.
Megan Nowell
Executive Director
1620 Route 22
Brewster, NY 12402-2304

Agency Telephone: (845) 278-7600
Agency Fax: (845) 278-0600

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self-help groups
  • Peer bridging program
  • Family Support Services

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled:Mentally
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • National Mental Health Association
  • Mental Health Assoc. in NY State
  • New York Assoc. for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
  • New York Assoc. of Informational Referrals

Geographical Area Served:

  • Putnam County and neighboring communities

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.?

The Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization based in Brewster, NY. Our Mission is to Promote a Vision of wellness and recovery for individuals and their family members coping with mental health issues. To accomplish our goals, the MHA provides advocacy for people with mental illness to overcome discrimination, provides education to enhance the understanding of mental issues to the community at large, and provides resources to assist residents locate and acquire needed support and services.


Mental Health Resource Center:
Outpatient Psychiatric Counseling
Nancy Hussey
Kathleen DeMers
60 South Fullerton Ave., Suite 210
Montclair, NJ 07042

Agency Telephone: (973) 744-6522
Agency Fax: (973) 744-6362
Agency E-mail: mhrc@eclipse.net

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Counseling
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Incentive Program for Essex County

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies (NJAMHA)
  • New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • Essex County, NJ

Fees:

  • Sliding scale fee for service
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is the Mental Health Resource Center?

The Mental Heath Resource Center provides outpatient treatment for children and adults with mental, emotional and behavioral problems.  Our professional staff provides a variety of therapeutic methods, including: individual, family, group, couple, and play therapies; stress management; follow-up to psychiatric hospitalization; and, medication monitoring and administration.   The Center also provides group therapy for mentally ill chemical abusers (MICA).   As the convener of the Youth Incentive Program for Essex County, the Center plans for youth in danger of residential placement or those youth returning form residential placement to the community.


Mercer County Office for the Disabled
Thomas E. Shaw
Director
640 South Broad Street,  PO Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068

Agency Telephone: (609) 989-6468
Agency Fax: (609) 989-6032
Agency Website:  www.state.nj.us/counties/mercer/departments/hs/disability.html
Agency TTY: (609) 989-6865

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Other:  administrative office for multiple programs

Clientele categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • NJ Associations of County Offices for the Disabled, Inc., (INJACOD)
  • NJ Arts Access Task Force
  • Municipal Health Officers Associations

Geographical Area Served:

  • Mercer County, Central New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged.

What is the Mercer County Office for the Disabled?

The Mercer County Office for the Disabled provides comprehensive services for people who are developmentally delayed or disabled.  The services provided by this office are designed to provide support for these individuals and/or families.  Programs should provide access to needed services designed to increase educational, vocational, personal and social skills, increase the individual's capacity for avoiding institutionalization; provide community-based recreation, leisure, educational activities; respite for family members; transitional services from school to work and personal care.


Mercy Medical Center
Sheila Kaufman
90 Mill Road
Freeport, NY 11520

Agency Telephone: (516) 867-5810
Agency Fax: (516) 867-0107
Agency E-mail: odream@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Addictions
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • CSS Services
  • Job Placement
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Physically/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • NYAPRS
  • Nassau County Mental
  • Health Employment Consortium

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau county of Long Island, NY

Fees:

  • No fees Charged

What is the Mercy Medical Center?

The Genesis Club offers a Nurturing environment in which basic human needs such as finding meaningful work, being needed and accepted and developing a sense of self-worth can be met.


Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
Alav F. Malkie, CSW, BCD
Associate Administrator
130 W 97th Street
New York, NY 10025

Agency Telephone: (212) 864-7000
Agency Fax: (212) 932-2103

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Psychological Testing

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled:Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • NYC (all Boroughs)

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • No fees charged
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Metropolitan Hospital Center
CSS Psychiatric Day Treatment Program
Minnie Berman
Senior Rehabilitation Counselor
1901 First Avenue, Room 3M4
New York, NY 10029

Agency Telephone: (212) 423-6024, (212) 423-7109
Agency Fax: (212) 423-7024

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Full time day treatment for clients with persistent psychiatric conditions

Clientele categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental health
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Health and Hospital Corporation

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is the Metropolitan Hospital Center/ CSS Psychiatric Day Treatment Center?

Located in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, the CSS Psychiatric day Treatment Program at Metropolitan Hospital center provides full-time continuing drug treatment for severely and persistently psychiatric clients.  We serve sixty clients and have a multidisciplinary staff composed of a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse clinician, two social workers, two rehabilitation counselors, two activity therapists and one recreational therapist.  All staff are professionals.   We have art therapy rehabilitation students and peer specialist interns who work part-time at internships at our program.  We have a large Hispanic population and have four bilingual staff members to serve them.  We provide case management, psychopharmacology, health screening, assistance with benefits and housing applications, individual and group counseling, supportive and cognitive therapy, educational vocational rehabilitation assessments, counseling and referrals.  There is no time limit.   Clients are expected to attend Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.   The program offers a milieu where clients have daily structure, support and opportunities to socialize and recover.  Many of our clients are referred from inpatient psychiatric hospital units and outpatient psychiatric clinics and housing programs.  While at CSS clients have opportunities to volunteer to work in the program running self-help groups and be involved in counselor-run businesses and vocational activities.


Movement to Attain Independent Living
("Movimiento Para El Alcance de Vida Independiente"-- MAVI)

Rose M. Esteves
PO Box 25277
San Juan, PR 00928-5277

Agency Telephone: (787) 758-7901
Agency Fax: (787) 758-8844
Agency TTY: (787) 758-0573
Agency E-Mail: mavi@ahora.net

Service Category:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Center

Clientele Category:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical/ Mental/Developmental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • San Juan and Ponce metropolitan areas

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is MAVI?

MAVI, Puerto Rico's only Independent Living Center, promotes the productivity, inclusion and integration of persons with significant impairments.  Some of their services include: peer counseling, individual and system intersection, independent living skills training, information and referral, transportation, human development and education.


Movement to Attain Independent Living
("Movimiento Para El Alcance de Vida Independiente"-- MAVI):
Caribbean Benefit Planning Project
Rose M. Esteves
Executive Director
PO Box 25277
San Juan, PR 00928-5277

Agency Telephone: (787) 758-7901/0852/0853
Agency Fax: (787) 758-8844
Agency TTY: (787) 758-0573
 
Service Category:
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling (peer)
  • Employment (supported)
  • Housing (adaptive)
  • Information and referral
  • Training (Independent Living)
  • Transportation
  • Other:  Personal assistance services, benefit planning, assistance and outreach.

Clientele Category:

  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • National Council on Independent Living
  • Puerto Rico WIN

Geographical Area Served:

  • Metropolitan area of San Juan and metropolitan area of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is MAVI:  Caribbean Benefit Planning Project?

Movimieto para el Alcance de Vida Independiate or MAVI is the only Center for Independent Living in Puerto Rico.  We are a not-for-profit organization serving people with disabilities incorporated under the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Our mission is to promote the independent living philosophy and consumer control in all aspects of his/her life.  We advocate for the inclusion, integration and productivity of people with disabilities in all aspects of society.

We partner with the Virgin Island Association for Independent Living to create the Caribbean Benefit Planning Project to serve 20,000 beneficiaries with disabilities in this area.  The project will provide the benefit planning, assistance and outreach in this region through the creation of a 1-800 line, a webpage, development of educational and training opportunities and networking.  There will be case management services to those individuals who desire to develop an individual work plan.

Among other limited services that we provide include:  personal assistance services, adaptive housing, psychology and transition.  We have a main office in San Juan and a satellite office in Ponce. 


Muscular Dystrophy Association
Carrie Stephenson Sanford
10 east 49th Street, room 4110
New York, NY 10016

Agency Telephone: (212) 689-9040
Agency Fax: (212) 689-0269
Agency Web Address:  www.mda.org/
Agency E-Mail: newyorkcityservices@mdausa.org

Service Category:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical clinics
  • Assist in purchase/maintenance of medical equipment
  • Information and referral


Clientele Category:

  • Disabled:Physically
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Manhattan and Staten Island through our NYC office - We service all areas of the county through our National Office.

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Muscular Dystrophy Association?

Since its founding in 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has become on of the nation's largest and best known voluntary health agencies. MDA provides comprehensive medical services to tens of thousands of people with neuromuscular diseases at more than 200 hospital-affiliated clinics across the country. The Association's worldwide research program, which funds some 400 individual scientific investigations annually, represents the largest single effort to advance knowledge of neuromuscular diseases and to find cures and treatments for them. At facilities in MDA's nationwide network of hospital-affiliated clinics, patients receive diagnosis and follow up care from specialists in neuromuscular disease. In conjunction with this medical care, MDA-through its some 150 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico- provides many other direct services, including assistance with purchase and repair of wheelchairs, recreation at MDA summer camps, and selected transportation services.


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NAMI - FAMILYA of Rockland County
Rena Finkelstein
President
P.O. Box 208
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Agency Telephone: (845) 356-2358
Agency Fax: (845) 356-0518
Agency E-mail: renarobert@msn.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Entitlements
  • Education
  • Family Support

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Disabilities
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • NAMI
  • NAMI-NYS

Geographical Area Served:

  • Rockland County, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What NAMI - Familya?

NAMI - FAMILYA of Rockland County serves families of people with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. We provide a wide variety of support services, informational programs and materials for family members, mental health professionals, and consumers of mental health services, as well as the general public.

Founded in 1981 by a small group of families with relatives with mental illness, the organization has grown steadily in number and influence. NAMI - FAMILYA is the Rockland County affiliate of NAMI-NYS and NAMI (the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.) In concert with thousands of similar grassroots organizations throughout NYS and the U.S., we are recognized as a significant advocate in defending the rights and advancing the interests of individuals with mental illness.

The organization is committed to improving the lives of people afflicted with mental illness, offering hope and assistance to their families, advancing the search for cures, fostering understanding and combating discrimination and stigma through public education. Dedicated volunteers carry out our activities and programs.

Regular meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month in room 119, Building F of the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Sanatorium Road, Pomona, New York. Our RAP sessions provide emotional support to family members, as well as information and guidance regarding coping techniques and available resources. Our educational programs on the third Wednesday of each month feature experts on a variety of relevant topics dealing with such issues as research, treatment and rehabilitation, services and entitlements, etc. Our monthly newsletters are as on-going source of information and education. We periodically offer 10-week Family-to-Family Supportive Training course to interested family members at no charge. This series is invaluable to people whose loved ones have recently been diagnosed with mental illness.

We also engage in many educational outreach projects to the community at large. These include annual presentations in health, sociology, and psychology classes at several local high schools colleges, public forums on a variety of topics imparting on people with mental illness, and dissemination of brochures and information about mental illness. We provide in-service sensitivity training, both for Rockland County Department of Mental Health and the Rockland Psychiatric Center.


Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged
Don Dreyer
1550 Franklin Avenue, Room 112
Mineola, NY 11501

Agency Telephone: (516) 571-3119
Agency Fax: (516) 571-6150
Agency TTY: (516) 571-3108
Agency E-mail: d dreyer@mail.co.nassau.ny.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Entitlements
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Adolescents

Affiliations:

  • Statewide
  • National

Geographical Area Served:

  • Population served is Nassau County, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged?

The Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged serves as the primary disability rights, advocacy, information and referral, educational, and constituent services entity on behalf of persons with disabilities in this county of 1.3 million people. We estimate, based upon US Census Bureau data, that we serve some 200,000youngsters and adults with disabilities in this county alone, and millions more nationally through our legislative out reach and partnerships with disability rights groups nation-wide.

In addition to resolving individual constituent issuing and providing disability rights leadership via community out reach, conferences, symposia, legislative initiatives and direct services, our agency partners with many regional and national organizations of and for people with disabilities, and the business community to encourage full inclusion in employment and the corporate world. 


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-New York City
Susan M Saler, MSW
Director of Services
432 Park Ave. South, Suite 710
New York, NY 10016

Agency Telephone: (212) 684-3365
Agency Fax: (212) 684-3364
Agency Web Address: www.naminycmetro.org/
Agency E-mail: naminycl@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Peer Support
  • Information & Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled:Mentally
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • NYC Metropolitan Area

Fees:

  • No fees charged, other then membership

What is the National Alliance for the Mentally ILL of New York City?

The National Alliance for the Mentally ILL of New York City, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is dedicated to improving the lives of people with neurobiological disorders (mental illness) and their families and friends through support, education, advocacy, and research. Founded in 1979, NAMI-NYC Metro is a grassroots, non-profit, self-help, organization of family members and friends of the mentally ill, as well as people who suffer from mental illness themselves ("consumers"). NAMI-NYC Metro is one of the largest chapters of the National Alliance for the Mentally ILL (NAMI) and the New York Alliance for the Mentally ILL (NAMI-NYC)

NAMI-NYC Metro offers practical support, useful education, comfort and understanding to those in the greater New York City area who suffer or have family members suffering from neurological disorders: primarily schizophrenia; bipolar disorder (manic-depression); depression; panic and anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorders; multiple diagnosis, including mentally ill, chemically addicted (MICA) consumers; and borderline personality disorders.

NAMI-NYC Metro works with the media to increase public awareness and to advocate for improved services for the mentally ill. NAMI-NYC Metro is waging a campaign against stigma and discrimination of the mentally ill; it advocates for insurance parity for mental illness; and it is a major advocate for increased and improved treatments and services for those who suffer from mental illness and their families.


National Association for Visually Handicapped
Eva Cohen
Assistant to the CEO
22 W. 21 St.
New York, NY 10010

Agency Telephone: (212) 889-3141
Agency Fax: (212) 727-2931
Agency Web Address: www.navh.org
Agency E-mail: staff@nach.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Information & Referral
  • Visual Aids Counseling

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled:Physically
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Worldwide

Fees:

  • Fee for services.

What is the National Association for Visually Handicapped?

NAVH is the only voluntary health agency which serves the "hard of seeing"  exclusively--not totally blind, for whom over 800 helping agencies exact. Our services include visual aids counseling and distribution, large informational materials and a free-by-mail loan library of over 7,000 titles, educational outreach to lay persons and professionals, emotional support on individual and group levels, advocacy, and referral services. No person is refused services because of inability to pay. Our program remains the only one of its kind for over 47 years.


National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Agency Telephone: (800) 221-4602
Agency Fax: (212) 979-2873
Agency E-Mail: info@ndss.org
Agency Web Address:  www.ndss.org

Service Category:

  • Information and referral

Clientele Category:

  • Disabled:Developmentally
  • Families

Geographical Area Served:

  • U.S.A.

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the National Down Syndrome Society?

The National Down Syndrome Society was established in 1979 to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Since that time, this not-for-profit organization has become the largest non-governmental supporter of Down syndrome research in the United States. Today, NDSS continues to increase public awareness about Down syndrome and discover its underlying causes through research, education and advocacy.

NDSS distributes timely and informative materials, encourages and supports the activities of local parent support groups, sponsors conferences and scientific symposia and undertakes major advocacy efforts - all to increase awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.


National Family Association for the Deaf-Blind
Mary Fox
111 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Pt, NY 11050

Agency Telephone: (516) 944-8900 ext 275
Agency Fax: (516) 944-7302
Agency TTY: (516) 944-8900
Agency Web Address: www.NFADB.org
Agency E-mail: NFADB@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Helen Keller National Center
  • Hilton/Perkins Program

Geographical Area Served:

  • USA

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is National Family Association for Deaf-Blind?

The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is a non-profit, volunteer-based family association. Our philosophy is that individuals who are deaf-blind are valued members of society and are entitled to the same opportunities and choices as other members of the community.

NFADB is the largest national network of families focusing on issues surrounding deaf-blindness.


National NeuroFibromatosis Foundation, Inc.
Erica Mayer
Director of Public Education
95 Pine Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Agency Telephone: (800) 323-7938
Agency Fax: (212) 747-0004
Agency Web Address: http://www.ctf.org/
Agency E-mail: nnff@nf.org

Service Categories:

  • Education

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Families
  • Men/Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • National

What is National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Inc.?

The National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Inc (NNFF) is a bob-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatosis (NF).

The mission of the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation is to find a cure for the Neurofibromatosis. The foundation works to improve the health and well being of all individuals and families in the world affected by Neurofibromatosis 1 and 2 (NE1and NF2). Towards this end a primary activity of the foundation is to sponsor and manage scientific research aimed at finding effective treatments for the two disorders. The foundation also provides patient support and public education programs about NF1 and NF2. The foundation promotes the development of and patient access to high quality clinical/medical care. To make these programs possible the foundation conducts broadly based and diverse fundraising activities.


NAV Nirmaan Foundation, Inc.
Girish Shah
Program Director
87-08, Justice Avenue, Suite LA
Elmhurst, NY 11373

Agency Telephone: (718) 478-4588
Agency Fax: (718) 476-5959
Agency E-mail: navirmaan@yahoo.com

Service Categories:

  • Case management
  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Individual and Family Therapy

Clientele Categories:

  • Unemployed
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Queens CHILD Guidance Center
  • Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Queensborough Presidents Office

Geographical Area Served:

  • Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Nassau County

Fees:

  • Fees for services, sliding scale

What is NAV Nirmaan, Inc.?

To provide culturally sensitive counseling services, to people of South Asian origin, who suffer from problems caused by Alcohol/Drugs, Domestic violence, Child Abuse, and Family/Marital problems. We recognize the challenges faced by the first generation immigrant in acclimatizing and transitioning to the USA, and are staffed by counselors who are committed to the provision of high quality; community oriented services with sensitivity to the south Asian culture.


New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
Jaclyn Day
37 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Agency Telephone: (212) 696-1550
Agency Fax: (212) 696-1602
Agency E-mail: JSD959@yahoo.com

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Foster Care & Adoption

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Families
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
  • The Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
  • The Child Welfare League of America
  • The NYC Administration for Children's Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • 5 boroughs of NYC.

What is New Alternatives for Children, Inc.?

Founded in 1982, New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is the only agency in metropolitan New York whose exclusive mission is to provide child welfare services for severely disabled and/or chronically ill children and their families. NAC's mission is to ensure that medically fragile children are not hospitalized beyond medical need, to open a world of opportunities to them, to give them a permanent home and family in the community and to support the whole family in reaching their potential. NAC's innovative services achieve permanency through timely adoptions or family reunifications. No children are allowed to languish in foster care and none has ever returned to live in a hospital. During the course of NAC's 18-year history, over 1,370 children have been served.

Annually NAC now reaches more than 350 children with disabilities and their siblings and families through one of four programs: Preventive Services, Foster Care & Adoption, PIP (Partners In Parenting, a prevention after-care program), and PLAN (Post Legal Adoption Network). Services in all four programs include: comprehensive social services, medical and mental health care, educational services, recreation, transportation and auxiliary services.


New Directions Employment Services
Sandy Ayers-Evans, PHR
Director of Employment Services
2999 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY 12303

Agency Telephone: (518) 355-2390
Agency Fax: (518) 355-1929
Agency Website: www.arcschenectady.org

Service Categories:

  • Supported Employment
  • School to Work Experience Programs

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Health

What is New Directions Employment Services?

New Directions is a program operated by the Schenectady ARC to provide supported employment services to individuals with disabilities. New Directions staff partner with individuals that we serve to assist them in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment.


New Horizons, Inc. ("Nuevos Horizontes, Inc.")
Hilda R. Kairuz, Director
Mayte Kairuz, Coordinator
Alturas de Flamboyán
N16 Calle 23
Bayamón, PR 00959

Agency Telephone: (787) 269-1577
Agency Fax: (787) 995-0384
Agency E-Mail: Hilda1@webcombo.net

Service Category:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Mental Disabilities
  • Families

Geographical Area Served:

  • San Juan  metropolitan area (From Vega Baja to Carolina)

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is "Nuevos Horizontes"?

Since its founding in 1988, "Nuevos Horizontes" has served persons with developmental deficiencies and their families.  An inter-disciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, specialized instructors, job trainers and occupational and self-sufficiency technicians teach, train and employ clients.


New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
Vocational Rehabilitation, Education, Independent Living and Rehabilitation
Joseph Tomasko
Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
153 Halsey Street
P.O. Box 47017
Newark, NJ 07101

Agency Telephone: (973) 648-3254
Agency Fax: (973) 648-7364
Agency TTY: (973) 648-4559
Agency E-mail: jtomasko@dhs.state.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • National Council of State Agencies for the Blind

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fee based on service and financial needs test

What is the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired?

The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the designated state agency that provides services to New Jersey citizens who are blind and visually impaired.  Vocational Rehabilitation services are provided pursuant to Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.  In addition to vocational rehabilitation services, the Commission provides services to eligible pre-school and school aged children through the educational services program and provides independent living services through the Adaptive Living Skills and Eye Health Services programs.  There is also a Prevention Services Unit in the Commission.  The Commission operates an Instructional Resource Center for individuals served through the educational services program and a comprehensive Rehabilitation Center for transition students and adults. 


New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 700
New Jersey, NJ 08625-0700

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-3745
Agency Fax: (609) 292-7114
Agency TTY: (609) 777-3238
Agency Web Address: www.njcdd.org
Agency E-mail: njcdd@njcdd.org

Affiliations:

  • Federal DDHS, Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  • Governor's Office, New Jersey State Government

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is The New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council?

The New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council gives people with disabilities and their families a voice in public policies which affect them.  It funds projects to advance policies the Council supports.

The Council has several other efforts in the areas of housing, employment and community capacity building. The Council is comprised of 32 public and private members appointed by the governor under terms of State legislation and federal mandate. The Council is the only independent advocacy agency in the State dedicated to advancing the independence and productivity of people with developmental disabilities.


New Jersey Department of Education:
Office of Special Education Programs
Bill Freeman
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-0362
Agency Fax: (609) 292-5558
Agency TTY: (609) 984-8432
Agency Web Address: www.nj.gov/education/specialed/
Agency E-mail: bfreeman@doe.state.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Special Education
  • Training and Technical Assistance

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Developmental/ Physical/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Disabled School District Personnel
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • State of New Jersey

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the New Jersey Department of Education/Office of Special Education?

The Bureau of Program Development in the Office of Special Education Programs provides training and technical assistance to school districts, students, and their families, and others on issues related to special education. One area of focus is transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities. Information is disseminated through printed publications, videos, conferences, workshops, and technical assistance.


New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Medical Assistance
Lucretia Agostarola
P.O. Box 712
Trenton, NJ 08625-0712

Agency Telephone: 1-800-356-1561

Service Categories:

  • Health
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Medical Assistance?

The Division of Medical Assistance provides an array of health benefits and services to financially eligible citizens in the state of New Jersey.  To apply for most medical programs, clients should first contact the Board of Social Services in the county in which they live.


New Jersey Department of Labor
JoAnn Hammil
Assistant Commissioner
Labor Bldg., P O Box 055 - 10th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-055

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-2000
Agency Fax: (609) 777-0483
Agency Web Address: www.wnjpin.net
Agency E-mail: jhammill@dol.state.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Div. of Employment & Training
  • Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Div. of Business Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the New Jersey Department of Labor?

Division of Business Services
Offers several programs that benefit New Jersey's employers and their workers. Customized Training provides matching grants to employers to upgrade worker skills to enhance the creation and retention of high wage, high skill jobs. The Rapid Response Team assists employers that are restructuring and contemplating layoffs, by offering on-site services including reemployment, unemployment insurance and retraining services. The division offers free occupational analysis of workplaces to increase productivity and recruitment and training initiatives including the School-to-Careers Opportunities Initiative and Youth Transitions to Work Program.

Division of Employment and Training
Provides employment and training services to job seekers and employers through the One-Stop Career System including Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network ( www.wnjpin.net  ) and field offices throughout the state. The division also provides the employment and training component for the Welfare-to-Work and Work First New Jersey programs.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Enables individuals with disabilities to achieve jobs consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, and capabilities. Experienced rehabilitation counselors provide assistance to people who, as a result of physical, learning, mental or emotional difficulties, need assistance obtaining or maintaining employment. The division also assists businesses that employ persons with disabilities.


New Jersey Department of Labor:
Division of Disability Determinations Services
Thomas Bird
Assistant Director
P.O. Box 382
Trenton, NJ 08625

Agency Telephone: (609) 341-2034
Agency Fax: (609) 777-4646
Agency Web Address: lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dds/ddsindex.html
Agency E-mail: Tom.Bird@ssa.gov

Service Categories:

  • Entitlements

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Developmental/ Physical/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • National Council of Disability Determination Directors
  • National Association of Disability Examiners
  • Dept. of Labor Management Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the New Jersey Division of Disability Determination Services?

The New Jersey Division of Disability Determination Services processes and adjudicates claims for disability under Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act. Our mission is to render disability determinations decisions correctly, timely, and in a cost effective manner. To that end, we have four geographical claims regions to serve the State of New Jersey: North and Upper North in Newark, NJ, central in New Brunswick, NJ, and south in Trenton, NJ. The Division employs approximately 350 employees and makes decisions on about 80,000 claims per year.


New Jersey Department of Labor
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Janice Pointer
Manager
60 State Street, Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-5471

Agency Telephone: (201) 996-8970
Agency Fax: (201) 996-8880
Agency TTY: (201) 487-6348
Agency E-mail: jpointer@dol.state.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • New Jersey of Vocational Rehabilitation

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bergen County, NJ

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation?

The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NJDVRS) is the state agency which provides services to enable persons with disabilities who are having problems keeping their jobs.  A division of the NJ Department of Labor, NJDVRS serves every county in the state through its network of offices.  DVRS has offices throughout the state, staffed by experienced rehabilitation counselors who provide valuable services to people who -- as a result of physical, learning or mental or emotional difficulties -- need assistance in obtaining, or retaining employment.


New Jersey Department of Labor
Division of Disability Determination Services
Julio C. Vacacela
Medical Relations Specialist
PO Box 378
Trenton, NJ 08625-0378

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-7554
Agency Fax: (609) 943-5833
Agency TTY: (800) 852-7899
Agency Web Address: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dds/ddsindex.html
Agency E-mail: Julio.Vacacela@ssa.gov

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • All of New Jersey

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the New Jersey Disability Determination Services?

The New Jersey Disability Determination Services (DDS) is a division of the department of Labor fully funded by the Federal Government, and is responsible for developing medical evidence and making the determination on whether residents of New Jersey are or are not disabled under Social Security disability law. While Social Security Administration handles the technical eligibility issues, a two-person adjudicative team consisting of a physician or psychologist and   disability adjudicator makes the determination on medical / vocational / legal eligibility. After DDS makes the determination, it returns the case to the Social Security Administration for appropriate next action depending on whether the claim was allowed or denied. If the claimant was found disabled, SSA prepares necessary payment actions. If the claim is denied, SSA retains the file in case the claimant wants an appeal.


New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council
Ethan Advocacy
Executive Director
PO Box 700/20 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-3745
Agency Fax: (609) 292-7114
Agency TTY: (609) 777-3236
Agency Web Address: www.njddc.org
Agency E-mail: njddc@njddc.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Public Education

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  • Consortium of Developmental Disabilities
  • New Jersey Association of Community Councils

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council?

The Developmental Disabilities Council gives people with disabilities and their families a voice in public policies that affect them. It funds these projects to advance the policies it supports:

Election Challenge Grants, in collaboration with the Council's Monday Morning Project, have registered 8000 new voters with developmental disabilities and assisted many of them to get to the polls on Election Day over the last 6 years, thus increasing their participation in the activities of their communities.

The Office of Disability Services, created in response to the Monday Morning Platform, now has Division status and its budget for personal assistance increased ten-fold through Medicaid Funds.

Over the last 4 years, the Council has recognized personnel in 51 school districts with Exemplary Practice in Inclusive Education awards for developing innovative ways to support students with significant disabilities in the regular classroom. Winners receive a small stipend to defray the costs of sharing their expertise with other school districts throughout the state.

The People Support Project assists 344 people living in developmental centers who are moving to the community as a result of the Olmstead decision to prepare for their new lives. First of its kind in the nation, its provides training in individualized planning, exposure to community living options, group and individual supports and advocacy services.


NJ Division of Disability Services
William A.B. Ditto
Director
222 South Warren Street, PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-700

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-7800
Agency Fax: (609) 292-1233
Agency TTY: (609) 292-1210
Agency Web Address: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds
Agency E-mail: wditto@dh.state.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Case Management
  • Personal Care Assistant Services
  • Medical Home & Community-Based Waivers

Clientele Categories:

  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Developmental/ Physical/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems

Geographical Area Served:

  • Statewide in New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the NJ Division of Disability Services?

The NJ Division of Disability Services is a part of the Department of Human Services. It offers a "Single point of entry" for individuals with disabilities (regardless of age or nature of disability) into the human services system.

The office provides comprehensive information & referral services, publishes a statewide directory of services and a quarterly newsletter for professionals in the disability field.

Additionally, the Division is responsible for the administration of the Medical personal care assistant (PCA) service, the state-funded Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP) and six Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs for adults and children with disabilities.


New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services/Supported Employment Programs for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities
Steven Fishbein
P.O. Box 727
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0727

Agency Telephone: (609) 777-0655
Agency Fax: (609) 777-0835
Agency E-mail: sfishbein@dhs.state.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Men/ Women
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • Medicaid accepted for fees.

What is the NJ Division of Mental Health Services/Supported Employment Programs for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities?

The NJ Division of Mental Health Services is the state mental health authority in New Jersey. Its mission is to promote opportunities for persons with serious mental illness to maximize their ability to live, learn, work and socialize in communities of their choice. This is accomplished through a comprehensive system of care including inpatient psychiatric setting and community based support services. The Division operates four regional and three specialty hospitals. It purchases community mental health services through contacts with about 125 not for profit providers. Community services include emergency screenings, outpatient partial care, supported employment, residential, integrated case management, and programs for assertive community treatment and systems advocacy.


New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
State/Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Carroll Mrowicki, Manager
438 Summit Ave. 6th Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306-3187

Agency Telephone: (201) 217-7180
Agency Fax: (201) 217-7287
Agency TTY: (201) 217-7290
Agency E-mail: cmrowick@dol.state.nt.us

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Developmental/ Physical/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/ Women

Affiliations:

  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Human Services
  • Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • One Step System and Local Workforce Investment Board - Hudson County
  • One Easy - E-Link- Computer Network

Geographical Area Served:

  • Hudson County, New Jersey

Fees:

  • Medicaid and Medicare are used to defray medical service costs

What is the N.J. Div. of Vocational Rehab. Services/State/Federal Vocational Rehab. Services?

The Division of the N.J. Dept. of Labor has been in operation since 1919 with 18 offices throughout New Jersey. Our mission is to enable eligible individuals with disabilities to achieve employment outcomes consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, abilities and capabilities.


New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services / Vocational Rehabilitation
Thomas Jennings
Director
P.O. Box 398
135 E. State Street 1st Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-5987
Agency Fax: (609) 292-8347
Agency TTY: (609) 292-2919
Agency Web Address: Under Construction
Agency E-mail: Pending

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • No fees charged

What is N.J. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services / Vocational Rehabilitation?

The mission of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NJDVRS) is to enable individuals with disabilities to achieve employment outcomes consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, abilities and capabilities.

DVRS records are confidential and shall be used only for purposes directly connected with the administration of the vocational rehabilitation program. Otherwise, information will be given out only with the client's written consent, if required by law, or for the safety and protection of the client or other individuals.


N.J. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Kathleen Hruszko
135 East State street
PO Box #398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-7439
Agency Fax: (609) 292-8347
Agency Web Address: lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/DVRIndex.html  
Agency E-mail Address: Khruszko@dol.state.nj 
Agency TTY: (609) 292-2919

Service Categories:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • The state of New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
CAP (Client Assistance Program)
Lillie Lowe-Reid
210 South Broad Street, Third Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Agency telephone: (609) 292-9742
Agency Fax: (609) 777-0187
Agency TTY: (609) 633-7106
Agency Web Address: www.njpanda.org
Agency E-mail: llower@njpanda.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Training
  • NJ Residents with Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • National Association of Protection and Advocacy

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged.

What is New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.?

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (NJP&A) is New Jersey's federally funded Protection and Advocacy system for persons with disabilities.  NJP&A is a private non-profit organization established to advocate for and protect the legal, civil and human rights of citizens of New Jersey with disabilities. 

The New Jersey Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program that advocates for and protects the rights of individuals with disabilities who are seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services.  CAP provides individual legal representation and non-legal individual and system advocacy.   CAP also provides outreach and education.  CAP usually works through negotiations, but is authorized to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies. 

CAP is an integral part of New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (NJP&A).  CAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education/Rehabilitation Service Administration.


New Jersey Division of Disability Services
William A. B. Ditto
222 South Warren Street
P. O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700

Agency Telephone: (609)292-7800, Toll Free 1-888-285-3036
Agency Fax: (609)292-1233
Agency TTY: (609)292-1210
Agency E-mail: waditto@dhs.state.nj.us
Agency Web Address: http://nj.gov/humanservices/dds/home/

Clientele Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Information and Referral
  • Personal Assistant Services

Service Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Mentally Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey

Fees:

  • Sliding scale fees  for services (only for Personal Assistance Services)
  • No fees charged

What is New Jersey State Office on Disabilities?

The New Jersey State Office on Disability Services is located within the NJ Department of Human Services.  It was created in 1997 to serve as a central source of information and referral for people with disabilities, regardless of age or nature of disability.  The office has trained information and referral staff who assist New Jersey residents in location information, services and supports.  The office produces a resource directory and maintains a website.  In addition, the office administers the state-funded Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP) which provides personal assistant services to physically disabled adults, ages 18-65, who are employed, preparing for employment, or active volunteers in their communities.


NJ State Division of Vocational
Kathleen Hruszko
Program Planning & Developmental Specialist
135 East State Street, PO Box 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398

Agency Telephone: (609) 292-7439
Agency Fax: (609) 292-8347
Agency E-mail: Khruszko@dolsun.dol.state.nj

Service Categories:

  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled: Mentally/Physically/Developmentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

NYC Board of Education (PS 721)
Mitch Goldstein
64 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Agency Telephone: (718) 996-8199 ext 207
Agency Fax: (718) 449-2176

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Training
  • Information and Referrals
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Children
  • Families
  • Community

Geographical Area Served:

  • Brooklyn Queens

Fees:

  • No fees Charged

What is Brooklyn Occupational Training Center (NYC Board of Education)?

This mission of the Brooklyn Occupational Training Center (BOTC) is to have young adults with disabilities play an active role in planning for their future by realizing their talents, strengths and capabilities. The program at the BOTC helps students make informed choices about their futures by facilitating their acquisition of specific academic and work skills, appropriate work habits and supports necessary to ensure community inclusion.

The Brooklyn Occupational Training Center is a New York Board of Education, District 75, special education secondary school for developmentally disabled young adults. The BOTC provides these IEP diploma bound students with a well balanced program that stresses in-school and community-based/vocational experiences. The BOTC utilizes an "immersion" approach founded on the premise that everyone can and should be allowed the opportunity to be a constructive and contributing citizen regardless of their disability. This system helps identify and put into place the community and the world of work.

The Brooklyn Occupational Training Center is committed to effecting a permanent, positive change in the lives of young men and women. Linkages between the school and the business community are maintained to support community based learning experiences for students. These experiences serve as an introduction to employment for our students and familiarize potential employers with the students.

In the last year of school, the student, their family, the school, VESID (The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) and an adult service provider work together so that paid employment can be secured. A person centered or life plan (PCP) is developed by the team to help determine which employment opportunities are viable considerations. This is based on the student's past vocation/work experience, hopes, dreams and special accommodations or supports. The school and adult service agency jointly implement the goals of the PCP and are responsible for the development of employment opportunities, job coaching, and other supports the student may need in order to make a smooth and successful transition from school to work.


New York City Department of Health
Children with Special Health Care Needs Resource Program
Physically Handicapped Children's Program
Edwina Nelbett
Director
Ricarda Blum
Medical Director
2 Lafayette Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Agency Telephone: (212) 676-2950
Agency Fax: (212) 676-2949

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Children
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Families

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charged for service, but clients must be referred to the program from an approved facility.

What is NYC Department of Health Physically Handicapped Children's Program?

The Physically Handicapped Children's Program (PHCP) is a diagnostic and medical treatment and rehabilitation program administered by the NYC Department of Health, under guidelines developed by the NYS Department of Health.   The goal of the program is to ensure that physically handicapped and chronically ill children minimize the disability and maximize rehabilitative services so that they can reach their full potential.  PHCP provides a means of "last resort funding" limited to a maximum of $1500 per year of eligibility per child, and cannot substitute for or duplicate coverage by the family's private health insurance or any other third party payer.  PHCP also provides care coordination services through its Children with Special Health Care Needs resource program.  The purpose of this program is to help assure accessible, appropriate coordinated, culturally competent, comprehensive, community-based care for chronically ill and disabled children (ages 0-21 years of age) and their families.  These programs do not perform clinical services.


New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services
Alysia Pascaris
93 Worth Street, Room 306
New York, NY 10013

Agency Telephone: (212) 219-5323
Agency Fax: (212) 219-5477

Service Categories:

  • City government planning

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

New York Presbyterian Hospital:
Westchester Patient Care Services
Donna Gillet
Discipline Coordinator
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605

Agency Telephone: 1-888-NYH-5700 or (914) 997-5700
Agency Fax: (914) 997-4340
Agency TTY: (914) 997-4318
Agency Web Address: nyp.org

Clientele Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders

Service Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County, NY and Nationwide

Fees:

  • Fees  for services
  • Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance accepted

What is New York Presbyterian Hospital?

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester is a leading provider of behavioral health care, education and research.  The hospital is a major division of New York Weill Cornell's Department of of Psychiatry.  Children, adolescents, adults and the elderly are treated without regard to age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or handicap.  Treatment is based on the recognition of and respect for the personal dignity of each patient.  The hospital, a university-based, nonprofit facility, provides many levels of care, including outpatient, partial hospital, day treatment and community residences.

NYPH, Westchester services include evaluation, addiction recovery, ADHD, deaf and heard-of-hearing, child and adolescent programs, eating disorders, geriatrics, family/marital therapy, personality disorders, psychological testing, schizophrenia and community education programs.


New York State Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
Vocational Rehabilitation - Albany District Office
Les Kriegler

52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Agency Telephone: (518) 473-1675
Agency Fax: (518) 473-9255
Agency E-mail: Leslie.Kriegler@ocfs.state.ny.us 
 
Service Categories:
    • Advocacy
    • Counseling
    • Employment
    • Training
    • Rehabilitation
    • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

    • Adolescents
    • Adults
    • Aging/Seniors
    • Children
    • Community
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Men/Women
    • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

    •  Northeastern NY counties, including: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Essex, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Warren, Washington, Saratoga 

Fees:

    • No Fees Charged

What is the New York State Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped?

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services' Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides  vocational  rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State. Services are coordinated by counselors and children's consultants located in  six  regional offices. Our services include:

    1. Training for Employment
    2. Business Enterprise Program
    3. Programs for Older Adults
    4. Programs for Children

Any New York State resident who is legally blind may be eligible for some of the services provided by CBVH. If you are unsure if you are legally blind, CBVH can assist you in determining eligibility. Legal blindness is defined as:

    1. A visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better or stronger eye with the best correction or
    2. A restricted field of vision of 20 degrees of less in the better or stronger eye

If you are interested in any of the programs or services offered by CBVH and would like to receive an application, or if you require assistance in completing an application, please visit the CBVH Home Page  (http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh)  for the address and phone number of a regional office located nearest you.


New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Vocational Rehabilitation Placement Program
Charles Shorter, CRC
270 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Agency Telephone: (212) 417-5223
Agency Fax: (212)417-4627

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Hi-Tech Equipment Evaluation and Purchase

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical Disabilities/ Blind
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • New York City Board of Education

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped/ Vocational Rehabilitation Placement Program?

The State of New York Office of Children and Family Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State.  CBVH programs include:

  • Training for Employment
  • Business Enterprise Program
  • Program for Older Adults
  • Programs for Children

Services are coordinated by counselors and children's consultants located in eight regional offices.

Who is eligible?

Any New York State resident who is legally blind may be eligible for some of the services provided by CBVH.  If you are unsure if you are legally blind, CBVH can assist you in determining eligibility.

Employment Program

If you are interested in obtaining your first job, returning to work or keeping your job, you will be assisted by a vocational rehabilitation counselor.  A plan of services, which can include training and/or education, will be developed by you and your counselor.  You will have the opportunity to review and adjust the plan with your counselor on an ongoing basis.  Upon successful completion of the plan requirements, CBVH will assist with job placement.  Services are also available for those interested in learning skills for independent home management.


New York State Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
Long Island Office
Anthony D'Angelo
175 Fulton Ave. Room 300
Hempstead, NY 11550-9975

Agency Telephone: (516) 564-4311
Agency Fax: (516) 292-7448
Agency TTY: (516) 564-4325
Agency Web Address: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/
 
Service Categories:
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Legally Blind

Affiliations:

  • NYS Office of Children & Family Services/ CBVH

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau, Suffolk, Queens Counties

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped?

The Hempstead Long Island Office of the New York State Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped (CBVH) is the Agency responsible for providing vocational rehabilitation services for legally blind residents of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens counties. Our vocational Rehabilitation counselors meet with applicants to determine their eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services, develop an individual plan of employment (IPE), and implement that plan, we have a counselor who provides  services to children ages birth to 14. We have a counselor who provides services to teens, and a staff orientation & mobility specialist.


New York State Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
Vocational Rehabilitation
Tom Maguire
District Manager

445 Hamilton Ave., Ste 503
White Plains, NY 10601
Agency Telephone: (914) 993-5370
Agency Fax: (914) 993-0238
Agency E-mail:  Tom.Maguire@ocfs.state.ny.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Mid-Hudson Inc., Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster & Sullivan Counties

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the New York State Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped?

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services' Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State. Services are coordinated by counselors and children's consultants located in eight regional offices. Our services include:

  1. Training for Employment
  2. Business Enterprise Program
  3. Programs for Older Adults
  4. Programs for Children

Any New York State resident who is legally blind may be eligible for some of the services provided by CBVH. If you are unsure if you are legally blind, CBVH can assist you in determining eligibility. Legal blindness is defined as:

  1. A visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better or stronger eye with the best correction or
  2. A restricted field of vision of 20 degrees of less in the better or stronger eye
If you are interested in any of the programs or services offered by CBVH and would like to receive an application, or if you require assistance in completing an application, please visit the CBVH Home Page for the address and phone number of a regional office located nearest you.
 

New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities/ Client Assistance Program
Lisa Rosano
NYS CAP Coordinator

401 State Street
Schenectady, New York 12305-2397
Agency Telephone: (518) 388-2833
Agency Fax: (518) 388-2890
Agency Web Address: www.cqcapd.state.ny.us/
Agency E-mail: webmaster@cqcapd.state.ny.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Linkage and assistance with access to vocational rehabilitation and related services

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Applicants and consumers for vocational rehabilitation services

 Affiliations:

  • NYS Commission on Quality of Care/NYS Governor's Office
  • National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
  • NYS Protection and Advocacy Programs
  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness.
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • NYS Independent Living Center

Fees:

  • No fees charged

 

What is New York State Commission on Quality of Care/ Client Assistance Program?

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a statewide network of advocates available to assist New Yorkers with disabilities in gaining access to VESID and CBVH services.  CAP advocates provide information support and strategies for negotiating VESID, CBVH and related service systems.  CAP advocates are independent of VESID or CBVH and are committed to promoting consumer access to quality services and supports.

The CAP program is administered by the NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (NYS CQCAPD).
 

New York State Department of Labor
Helen Tannebaum
247 West 54th St. 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019

Agency Telephone: (212) 621-9342
Agency Fax: (212) 621-0721

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Anyone of Working age

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

Fees:

  • No fees charged

New York State Department of Labor/New York Works
State Campus
Building 12, Room 266
Albany, New York 12240

Agency Telephone: (518) 485-6176
Agency Fax: (518) 457-1413

Service Categories:

  • Special demonstration project of the Social Security Administration

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults with Mental Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • SSA Region II
  • Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • N.Y.S. Office of Mental Health
  • Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID, NYS Ed. Dept.)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Buffalo and New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the New York State Department of Labor/New York Works?

New York WORKS is a new initiative of the New York State Department of Labor to demonstrate how persons with disabilities succeed in employment when targeted resources are available to workers and employers. The main goals of New York WORKS are:

    • To better focus the resources available to individuals with disabilities and employers directly related to workforce development;
    • To advise individuals with disabilities on how to retain essential "safety net" benefits, such as health care coverage, as they enter the workforce;
    • To demonstrate through research the impact if these efforts on the employment rate of individuals with disabilities.

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Nicholas Rose
Program Planner
155 Washington Ave, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12210

Agency Telephone: 800-395-3372
Agency Fax: (518) 402-3505
Agency TTY: 800-395-3372
Agency Web Address: www.ddpc.state.ny.us
Agency E-mail: nrose@ddpc.state.ny.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Capacity Building

 Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Families

 Affiliations:

  • National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

 Geographical Area Served:

  • Statewide

 Fees:

  • No fees charged

 

What is The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council?

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is a planning and advocacy body that was established in 1971 under the auspice of Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). This Federal legislation created State DD Councils to work under the direction of the Governor and to promote advocacy, capacity building and systems change for persons with developmental disabilities in each State. The DDPC is comprised of volunteer members, of whom at least 60% must be persons with developmental disabilities or their family members/guardians.

The DDPC assists State and local government, public and private agencies, the business community, and people with disabilities and their families in developing opportunities for community living and participation. This type of assistance enables people with developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in their communities. To accomplish this, the DDPC:

  • Establishes demonstration grants and projects designed to create and implement innovative approaches  for persons with developmental disabilities to meet their needs, increase their self-determination and community inclusion;
  • Provides comprehensive training and technical assistance for constituents, families, professionals, and key community partners;
  • Assists individuals and their families to access necessary services and supports; and
  • Works with key community partners to help shape policies, procedures and approaches that are more responsive to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

 To the greatest extent possible, DDPC projects and initiatives are developed in direct response to the concerns and ideas voiced by consumers, families, service providers, policymakers and other key stakeholders. Through these initiatives, the DDPC promotes the capabilities of children and adults with developmental disabilities so that they will have the opportunity, to the greatest extent possible, to make their own choices and decisions in life.


New York State Education Department
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
One Commerce Plaza, Room 1609
Albany, NY 12234

Agency Telephone: (518) 473-9787
Agency Fax: (518) 486-4154
Agency TTY: (518) 473-9333
Agency Web Address: www.vesid.nysed.gov/
Agency E-mail: nrose@mail.nysed.gov

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is VESID?

VESID is an office of the New York State Education Department and assists thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities to become independent through education, training and employment.  In addition, VESID connects individuals with disabilities and their families to a lifetime network of services from birth to adulthood.

VESID's mission is to provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons, as quickly as those services are required, to enable them to work and to live independent, self-directed lives.  VESID provides services through a network of 15 District Offices, 15 Early Childhood Direction Centers, 56 Special Education Training and Resource Centers, 8 Administrators Leadership Training Academies, 35 Independent Living Centers, and a variety of specialized programs.


New York State Education Department
The University of the State of New York
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
59-17 Junction Blvd.
1 Lefrak City Plaza
Corona, New York 11368

Agency Telephone: (718) 271-9346
Agency Fax: (718) 760-9554
Agency Web Address: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/
Agency E-mail: VESIDADM@mail.nysed.gov

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Emotional Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Counseling and Service Coordination

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • New York State Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Geographical Area Served:

  • Queens County

Fees:

  • Some services are dependent on the ability/economic need of family income.

What is The State Education Department/The University of the State of New York/VESID?

VESID provides vocational rehabilitation (VR) services that prepare eligible individuals for employment that is consistent with their strengths, abilities, and interests. These jobs might be in the competitive workforce, in the self-owned businesses, in the home, in the sheltered workshops, or in the supported employment in the community. VESID also helps people who are having problems keeping their jobs because of their disabilities.

VESID's mission is serving adults with disabilities is to provide the highest quality VR and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and to live independent, self-directed lives.


New York State Education Department
VESID
Renna Draynal
116 W.32 St., 7th Fl
New York, NY 10001

Agency Telephone: (212) 630-2384
Agency Fax: (212) 630-2370
Agency TTY: (212) 630-2302
Agency Web Address: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/
Agency E-mail: rdraynel@mail.nysed.gov

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Employment
  • Legal
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Developmental/ Physical/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Administrators' Leadership Training Academies (ALTAs)
  • Independent Living Centers
  • Special Education Training and Resource Centers (SETRCs)
  • Early Childhood Direction Centers

Geographical Area Served:

  • local - all of NYC
  • State agency - all of NY state

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the New York Education Department - VESID?

VESID is an office of the New York State Education Department and assists thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities to become independent through education, training and employment.  In addition, VESID connects individuals with disabilities and their families to a lifetime network of services from birth to adulthood.

VESID's mission is serving adults with disabilities is to provide the highest quality VR and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and to live independent, self-directed lives.

VESID's vocational rehabilitation services are designed to prepare eligible individuals for employment that is consistent with their strengths, abilities, and interests. These jobs might be in the competitive workforce, in self-owned businesses, in the home, in sheltered workshops or in supported employment in the community. VESID also helps people who are having problems keeping their jobs because of their disabilities.


New York State Education Department
Lois Benjamin
50 Clinton St., Suite 708
Hempstead, NY 11550

Agency Telephone: (516) 483-6510
Agency Fax: (516) 539-9851
Agency TTY: (516) 483-6087
Agency Web Address: www.ncds.org/index2.asp

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Unemployed
  • Under-employed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is VESID?

VESID serves individuals with disabilities through counseling, Education, training and job placement services with the goal of entering the world of work. Primary services of counseling and job placement are at no cost. Other services may be based upon ability to pay.


New York State Independent Living Council
Brad Williams
Executive Director
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12210

Agency Telephone: 1-888-4-NYSILC
Agency Fax: (518) 427-1139
Agency Web Address: www.nysilc.org
Agency E-mail: joea@nysilc.org or patty@nysilc.org
Agency TTY: (518) 427-1060

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

 Clientele Category:

  • Centers for Independent Living throughout New York state and statewide Independent Living Centers throughout the country

Affiliations:

  • Centers for Independent Living
  • AILCNY
  • COIL
  • NCIL

 Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

 Fees:

  • No fees charged

 

What is NYSILC?

The New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. is made up of representatives, a majority of whom has disabilities, from around New York State, who are appointed by the Board of Regents.  It is a not-for-profit, non-Governmental, consumer controlled organization that monitors the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living in New York State, promotes the Independent Living philosophy statewide, and provides support and technical service to the entire network of Independent Living Centers (ILC) in New York State.  The Council has established several ongoing committees to accomplish these goals.  These include: Executive, Monitoring and Evaluation, State Plan, Public Policy, and Personnel.


New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
Belinda Greenfield 
501 Seventh Avenue 
New York, New York 10018

Agency Telephone: (646) 728-4573
Agency Fax: (646) 728-4686
Agency E-mail Address: belindagreenfield@oasas.state.ny.us

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Community
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Agency

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York, Long Island

What is the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse?

The NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, Specialized Rehabilitation Services Unit, monitors and coordinates vocational rehabilitation services throughout a treatment system of over 1200 providers. Training and technical assistance is provided to programs on achieving employment, education and skills training outcomes for clients in recovery from chemical dependency.


NYS OCFS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Dennis R. Donahue
District Manager
2 Clinton Square, Suite 105
Syracuse, NY 13202

Agency Telephone:(315) 423-5417
Agency Fax: (315) 423-5416
Agency TTY: (315) 423-5426

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Legally Blind

Affiliations:

  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • Central New York

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the NYS OCFS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped?

The State of New York Office of Children and Family Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State. CBVH programs include:

  • Training for Employment
  • Business Enterprise Program
  • Programs for Older Adults
  • Programs for Children

Services are coordinated by counselors and children's consultants located in eight regional offices.

Any New York State resident who is legally blind may be eligible for some of the services provided by CBVH. Legal blindness is defined as:

  • A visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better or stronger eye with best correction or
  • A restricted field of vision of 20 degrees or less in the better or stronger eye.

If you are unsure if you are legally blind, CBVH can assist you in determining eligibility.


New York State Office of Mental Health
Bureau of Program Coordination and Support
Douglas P. Ruderman, Bureau Director: douglas.ruderman@omh.state.ny.us
David Bucciferro, Director Rehabilitation Unit: david.bucciferro@omh.state.ny.us
Nancy Koltko: nancy.koltko@omh.state.ny.us
Liam McNabb: liam.mcnabb@omh.state.ny.us
Mark Simone: mark.simone@omh.state.ny.us
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

Agency Telephone: (518) 473-8561
Agency Fax: (518) 473-0066
Agency TTY: (518) 473-2714
Agency Web Address: www.omh.state.ny.us

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health

  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children

  • Community
  • Men/Women
  • Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare accepted

What is the NYS Office of Mental Health/Bureau of Housing and Rehabilitation Services?

The Office of Mental Health is the New York State government agency which creates opportunities for children and adults who have psychiatric disabilities to safely and effectively work toward recovery.  These opportunities shall:
--reflect the expectation that each person can recover from mental illness
--be provided in a changing health care environment characterized by comprehensive formal service networks organized at the local level
--provide for full, open and meaningful participation of people who use services in all aspects of service provision, planning and policy making; and
--encourage a holistic approach to individuals and families through a balanced array of medical, therapeutic, self-help, social, supportive and rehabilitative services.


New York State Rehabilitation Association
Jeffrey Wise
Pat Dowse
155 Washington Ave. Suite 410
Albany, New York 12210

Agency Telephone: (518) 449-2976
Agency Fax: (518) 426-4329
Agency TTY: (518) 449-8105
Agency Web Address: www.nyrehab.org
Agency E-mail: jeff@nyrehab.org    pat@nyrehab.org         

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Lobbying
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Veterans
  • We provide referral and resource information and advocacy for all disability populations.

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Developmental/Emotional/Physical Disabilities
  • Rehabilitation

Affiliations:

  • ANCOR
  • I-NABIR
  • ACCSES
  • National Council of Behavioral Healthcare

Geographical Area Served:

  • All of New York

Fees:

  • Dues for members

What is The New York State Rehabilitation Association?

The New York State Rehabilitation Association is a trade organization representing community rehabilitation agencies in their efforts to provide quality support and rehabilitation services to all people with all disabilities.


New York State Rehabilitation Association/ Rehabilitation  Research and Training Institute
Debra Hutchins
Chief Operating Officer
155 Washington Ave. Suite 410
Albany, New York 12210-2332

Agency Telephone: (518) 449-2976
Agency Fax: (518) 426-4329
Agency TTY: (518) 449-8105
Agency Web Address: www.nyrehab.org
Agency E-mail: nysra@nyrehab.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Developmental/Emotional/Physical Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nationwide

What is The New York State Rehabilitation Association/ Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute?

The New York State Rehabilitation Association is a statewide not-for-profit organization with a growing membership of over 140 member agencies.  NYSRA is a leader in advancing public policy that benefits people with disabilities and is a source of information, education and networking opportunities for organizations and employees who provide these services.  NYSRA's services include: regulatory and legislative advocacy, technical assistance, information sharing and the development and professional growth of rehabilitation agency personnel.

In 1991, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute (RRTI) was formed as a separate corporation.  RRTI recognizes that skilled rehabilitation agency staff and management are critical to the most effective delivery of such programs.  Seminars cover all areas of rehabilitation services with particular focus on employment preparation for people with disabilities.  RRTI training programs are offered at a substantial savings to NYSRA member agencies.


New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
Nicolette Leathersich
District Office Manager
109 S. Union Street 2nd Floor
Rochester, New York 14607

Agency Telephone: (716) 238-2900 In-state Toll Free Number: 1(800) 462-0178
Agency Fax: (716) 325-2001
Agency TTY: (716) 325-6278
Agency Web Address: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Emotional Health
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates counties

Fees:

  • Some fees for services

What is NYS VESID/Vocational Rehabilitation?

Provides diagnostic evaluation services for such as vocational testing and medical examinations; vocational counseling and training services; physical restoration services such as surgery, prosthetic appliances and physical therapy; job placement services; supportive services such as independent living services, house maker services and driver training. Special transportation for severely disabled clients and interpreters for the deaf are also available. Professional staff are available to meet with individuals in the community.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for VESID services you must have a physical, emotional or learning impairment that interferes with your ability to work. There must also be a reasonable chance that you will become gainfully employed if you receive rehabilitation services, and you must require vocational rehabilitation services.


New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
Vocational Rehabilitation
Frank Stechel
1139 Hylon Blvd.
Staten Island 10305

Agency Telephone: (718) 816-4800
Agency Fax: (718) 448-4883
Agency E-mail: fstechel@mail.nysed.gov

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Department of Education

Geographical Area Served:

  • Staten Island, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is VESID of Staten Island?

VESID provides vocational rehabilitation for individuals with physical, developmental or emotional disabilities.  Services include assistance in developing a vocational goal and service in helping reach that goal.   Services may include vocational training or retraining and job placement assistance.  Some services may require the establishment of financial need in determining VESID's financial participation in certain services. 


New York University
David B. Peterson, Francine Tishman
Director, Psychologist
239 Greene St. Sutie 400
New York, NY 10003

Agency Telephone: (212) 998-5293
Agency Fax: (212) 995-4358
Agency Web Address: steinhardt.nyu.edu/appsych/
Agency E-mail: david.peterson@nyu.edu

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Entitlements

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Community
  • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Families
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • International

What is New York University?

NYU's Master's Program in Rehabilitation Counseling prepares qualified providers of rehabilitation counseling services, who are in high demand throughout the U.S. The rehabilitation counseling profession helps people with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities reach their personal, career, and independent goals.


National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)
Barbara Silverstone
6 Prospect St.
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Agency Telephone: (201)444-1415 or 1-800-431-2804
Agency Fax: (201) 444-1823
Agency Web Address: www.nosscr.org
Agency E-mail: nosscr@worldnet.att.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Legal

Service Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nationwide

Fees:

  • No fees charged for referral to a private attorney.  Attorney charges fee for successful claim.

What is NOSSCR?

NOSSCR is a national association of attorneys whose practice includes representation of Social Security disability claimants.  We have been in existence for twenty years, and have approximately 3,600 members.  We believe that our monthly newsletter, bi-annual conferences, and our clearinghouse of information are important tools available to claimants' representatives to enhance their capability in assisting this group of claimants.

We have a toll-free telephone number (800-431-2804) on which claimants may call us and obtain, without obligation, the name of a private attorney in his or her area.  Most of our members work on a contingent fee basis, and any fee must first be authorized by SSA.


Northern Regional Center For Independent Living Inc.
Family Support Services
Elizabeth Hatch
165 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Agency Telephone: (315) 785-8703 or (315) 376-8696
Agency Fax: (315) 785-8612
Agency TTY: (315) 785-8612
Agency Web Address: http://www.nrcil.net/
Agency E-mail: kims@nrcil.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Training
  • Veterans
  • Counseling

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • National Council of Independent Living
  • Coalition on Independent Living
  • Association of Independent Living Centers In NY
  • Greater Watertown & Lewis County Chambers of Commerce
  • North County Council of Social Agencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • Jefferson & Lewis Counties

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Northern Regional Center for Independent Living Inc.?

(NRCIL) is a disability rights and resource center, run by and for people with many different disabilities. Through NRCIL people discover choices to live independently, with enhanced dignity. We promote the community's efforts to create accessibility and achieve lasting change for the a fully inclusive society.

Started in 1987, it is a non-residential, non-medical center which provides information and advocacy resources to people with disabilities of all ages in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. This includes individuals, family members, care givers and community advocates.


Northern Regional Center For Independent Living Inc.
Kim Smith
165 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Agency Telephone: (315) 785-8703 or (315) 376-8696
Agency Fax: (315) 785-8612
Agency TTY: (315) 785-8612
Agency Web Address: http://www.nrcil.net/
Agency E-mail: kims@nrcil.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Training
  • Short Term Respite
  • Lay-Advocacy Training For Parents
  • Parent-to-Parent Networks

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Federation of Families
  • TASH
  • Families Together
  • Autism Society of America

Geographical Area Served:

  • Jefferson & Lewis Counties

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Northern Regional Center for Independent Living Inc.?

(NRCIL) is a disability rights and resource center, run by and for people with many different disabilities. Through NRCIL people discover choices to live independently, with enhanced dignity. We promote the community's efforts to create accessibility and achieve lasting change for the a fully inclusive society.

Started in 1987, it is a non-residential, non-medical center which provides information and advocacy resources to people with disabilities of all ages in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. This includes individuals, family members, care givers and community advocates.


N.Y.S. Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
John W. Griffith
Sr. Voc. Rehab. Counselor
259 Monroe Avenue, Suite313
Rochester, NY 14607

Agency Telephone: (716) 238-8110
Agency Fax: (718) 238-8278
Agency TTY: (716) 238-8104
Agency Web Address: www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/
 
Service Categories:
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Legally blind individuals of all ages

Geographical Area Served:

  • Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Livingston, Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is N.Y.S. Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped?

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services' Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State. CBVH programs include:

  • Training for employment
  • Business Enterprise Program
  • Programs for Older Adults
  • Programs for children

Services are coordinated by counselors and children's consultants located in eight regional offices.


NYSED - VESID ( State VR Program )
Fredric J. Shenn
Manager
NYS Office Building
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Agency Telephone: (631) 952-6357
Agency Fax: (631) 952-6716
Agency TTY: (631) 952-6370
Agency Web Address: www.vesid.nysed.gov/hauppauge/home.html
Agency E-mail: FShenne@mail.nysed.gov

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/seniors
  • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/ Mentally
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • State VR Office For Suffolk County

Geographical Area Served:

  • Suffolk County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is NYSED - VESID (State VR Program)?

State Voc Rehab agency district office in Suffolk, we provide assessment, training, and placement for individuals with disabilities. We also provide support services such as assistive technology. We are one of the VR district offices in New York State. Some services such as training have economic need standards and others like placement & and job coaching have no cost attached.


NYU Medical Center/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Robert Lindsay
Supervisor
400 East 34th St.
New York, NY 10016

Agency Telephone: (212) 263-6048
Agency Fax: (212) 2630622
Agency Web Address: www.msnyuhealth.org
Agency E-mail: robrert.lindesy@med.nyu.edu

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Service Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/Mentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • NYC metropolitan area

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private Insurance
  • VESID

What is NYU Medical Center/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine?

The Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and integral component of the NYU Medical Center, is the world's first facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine. Founded in 1948, Rusk Institute is the world's largest university-affiliated center for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities, as well as for research and training in rehabilitation medicine.

The Institute's Vocational Services Department has been a pioneer in developing innovative services and award winning programs to assist individuals with disabilities enter into and maintain competitive employment. Vocational Services offers

  • individual and group counseling
  • scholastic evaluation/school planning
  • career explorations
  • vocational evaluation
  • work adjustment and job skills training
  • in-depth job analysis
  • paid internship program
  • job seeking skills training
  • job placement
  • post-employment services

With a long-standing commitment to client-centered services, an increasing network of community support and a solid partnership with the corporate community, the Vocational Services Department is helping make the goal of vocational independence a reality for our clients.

The institute is located in the Kips Bay-Murray section of Manhattan and is convenient to the downtown, midtown, and uptown areas by public transportation or by car via the FDR Drive (34th Street exit).


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Occupational Training Center of Camden Co.
Peggy Englebert
Assistant Executive Director
215 W. White Horse Park
Berlin, NJ 08009

Agency Telephone: (856) 767-3650
Agency Fax: (856) 767-1378

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled:Physically/Developmentally/Mentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • Camden County, NJ

Fees:

  • Fees for services

What is Occupational Training Center of Camden Co.?

The Occupational Training Center of Camden County, a community Rehabilitation Facility, provides a broad range of employment services to adults with disabilities, as well as to high school students who are in need of transition services. The OTC of Camden services include: Vocational Evaluation, Work Adjustment Training, Extended Employment, Job Placement, Job Coaching, Supported Employment, Mobile work crews, and Enclaves in industries. OTC has been established to work with people with disabilities on an individualized basis to achieve their maximum vocational potential. The OTC is committed to providing quality services that support people in the employment setting of their choice.


Office for the Disabled
John Getsy
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876

Agency Telephone: (908) 231-7179
Agency Fax: (908) 707-4127
Agency TTY: (908) 231-7168
Agency Web Address: http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/disabled/

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • Disabled (Statewide/National)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Somerset County

What is Office for the Disabled?

The purpose of the Office for the Disabled is that of ombudsman with a mission to establish a viable advocacy program whose objective is to gain equality, opportunity and security for all people with disabilities through education, outreach and legislation.  This will be accomplished by addressing such topics as attitude, awareness and sensitivity with the general public and all covered entities.   The program will also serve to enhance Somerset County's position of leadership in embracing the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Office for the Disabled, Westchester County Disability Services
Richard Mante
Director
Westchester County Office for the Disabled
Rm 102 148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Agency Telephone: (914) 995-2957
Agency Fax: (914) 995-2799
Agency TTY: (914) 682-3408
Agency Web Address: www.westchestergov.com/disabled/
Agency E-mail: rjm3@westchestergov.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral Employment
  • Transportation
  • Other: Sign Language interpreter referral service

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled:Physically/Developmentally/Mentally

Affiliations:

  • NYS VESID

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County, NY

Fees:

  • Fee for services.

What is Office for the Disabled?

Since its inception in 1975, the Office has functioned as a clearinghouse of information for people with disabilities, their families and advocates. Each month we handle approximately 1000 phone calls from people who are looking for transportation, housing, removing architectural and communication barriers, and employment. We also provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws that guarantee people with disabilities basic civil rights.  These are a broad range of issues that are critical to the opening process of bringing disabled people into the "mainstream" of society. Our goal has always been to be the last call-or, at least the next to last call-anyone has to make for the answers they seek.

Apart from information and referral for the public, we also consult with other County Department's to ensure that Westchester County's policies, programs and facilities are in compliance with the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.


Options for Independence
Guy Thomas Cosentino
75 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Agency Telephone: (315) 255-3447
Agency Fax: (315) 255-0836
Agency TTY: (315) 255-3447
Agency Web Address: www.optionsforindependence.org/
Agency E-mail: opforind@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • New York State Independent Living Center
  • Coalition on Independent Living
  • National Center for Independent

Geographical Area Served:

  • Cayuga & Seneca Counties

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Options for Independent Living?

Options for Independence is an Independent Living Center which works with all persons with disabilities, their families and friends. The center provides individuals with Benefits Advisement, Educational Advocacy and Service Coordination. The Access Advocate operates two ramp programs in the vicinity of Cayuga County (one in the City of Auburn and one in the County of Cayuga). The Peer Advocate works with individuals on budgeting, housing and employment issues. The Center also has Kids on the Block Available for public Performances for the community (both in Seneca County and Cayuga County). Kids on the Block is an Early Childhood program exposes children to disability awareness - it also enhances their world about the people who live around them in their community. The office also host a Traumatic Brain Support Group, with a consumer Facilitator and is a host of Low Vision Support Group. Options for Independence does a great a great deal of work in information and referral and serves on several community task groups and boards to discuss the issues specific to the disability community. A quarterly newsletter id distributed free of charge and an annual Spring Conference is hosted each year.


Office of the Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities
Mrs. Altagracia
Planning Director
P O Box 41309
San Juan, PR 00940-1309

Agency Telephone: (787) 725-2333 ext. 2311
Agency Fax: (787) 721-2455
Agency TTY: (787) 725-4014
Agency E-mail: www.arivera@oppi.prstar.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Mental Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • NAPAS - National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems

Geographical Area Served:

  • All of Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Office of the Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities?

The Office of the Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities was created by the Puerto Rico Law No. 2 of September 27, 1985 and is the Agency designated by the Governor to be the protection and Advocacy System of Puerto Rico.

The mission of the Agency is to guarantee the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, in order for them to achieve full integration and participation in all aspects of our society.

Services provided to persons with disabilities include: information/referral, outreach, counseling/professional Assistance, supervised referrals, administrative remedies, negotiation/mediation, legal remedies, investigations, training and technical assistance.

Currently, the Office administers the following programs:

  • Protection and Advocacy for SSDI Beneficiaries
  • Protection and Advocacy for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals rights
  • Client Assistance Program

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Parent to Parent
Ellen McHugh
75 Morton Street
New York, NY 10014

Agency Telephone: (212) 229-3188
Agency Fax: (212) 229-3146
Agency TTY: (212) 229-3188
Agency Web Address: www.parenttoparentnys.org
Agency E-mail: noryeln@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and referral

Service Categories:

  • Children
  • Developmental/physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • OMRDD
  • Hilton Head Early Childhood
  • LEICC

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Parent to Parent?

Parent to Parent of New York State is based on the philosophy that parents, who have themselves experienced the joys and frustrations of parenting a child with a disability, can offer new parents a valuable resource.

Parent to Parent:

  • offers support, encouragement and practical tips for families
  • matches a family with another family with a child who has the same or similar disability
  • locates/support parents in other parts of the state
  • offers over 200 different disabilities to be matched on a one-to-one basis
  • offers information on community resources
  • provides training for parents who would like to be support parents
  • provides presentations to professionals, parent groups and other community organizations
  • offers a list of support groups statewide if a groups support is wanted as well

Pederson-Krag Center Inc.
Anita Fleishman, CSW
Executive Director
55 Horizon Drive
Huntington, New York 11743

Agency Telephone: (631) 421-7800
Agency Fax: (631) 421-5685

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men / Women

Affiliations:

  • Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York State

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Fees:

  • Fee for Services
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is Pederson-Krag Center?

The Pederson-Krag Center is a not-for-profit human services agency that has been providing services since 1957. Initially a Mental Health Clinic in the town of Huntington, the Center has grown to include the following services:

Administrative Offices, Admissions and Emergency Services, Ambulatory Detox Program, Assertive Community Treatment, Chemical Dependency Services (clinic adult/adolescent and intensive outpatient program), Clinic Case Management, Compulsive Gambling Treatment (GamPro), Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPRT), Mental Health Services (adult, adolescent, children, early childhood, family, couples and parenting, eating disorders, special services unit, MICA services, and student training), Partial Hospitalization Program (adult patients with acute psychiatric symptoms, MICA services), Psychosocial Club(Club PK), Supported Housing Program (adults), and Supportive Case Management.


Progressive Center for Independent Living
Susan Jacobsen
Information and Referral Specialist
831 Parkway Avenue Unit B-2
Ewing, NJ 08618

Agency Telephone: (609) 530-0006
Agency Fax: (609) 530-1166
Agency TTY:  (609) 530-1234
Agency Web Address: http://www.pcil.org/home
Agency E-mail: susan.jacobsen@pcil.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Other:  Peer Support/Independent Living Skills/Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • NJSILC

Geographical Area Served:

  • Mercer and Hunterdon Counties in New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

The Progressive Center for Independent Living?

The Progressive Center for Independent Living provides the resources for living life to the fullest.  People with disabilities who live in Mercer and Hunterdon counties can obtain four services:  information and referral, advocacy, peer support and independent living skills and training.  PCIL is staffed by people with disabilities and is a non-profit/no fee for service organization.   PCIL can refer you to transportation, housing, employment, financial entitlements, assistive equipment and devices, for example.


Project Independence of Queens
George N. Greaues
Executive Director
172-15 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432

Agency Telephone: (718) 739-8433
Agency Fax: (718) 739-9117
Agency TTY:  (609) 530-1234
Agency E-mail: paq777@earthlink.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation
  • Residential Placement
  • Residential Habilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled: Developmentally
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • OMRDD
  • FPWA

Geographical Area Served:

  • Queens and Brooklyn

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Medicaid

What is the Project Independence of Queens?

Project Independence of Queens is a not-for-profit agency securing persons with developmental disabilities. Services are provided both to the individual and the family. Our well trained staff are able to serve persons with varying needs. We offer services to persons speaking Spanish, Creole, and English and are able to provide staff to communicate in other languages. All services are billed directly through reimbursable programs.


Project Renewal
Michele Fontaine
Coordinator
200 Varick St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Agency Telephone: (212) 620-0340
Agency Fax: (212) 620-6118
Agency web address: www.projectrenewal.org
Agency E-mail: MicheleF@Projectrenewal.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Employment
  • Counseling
  • Homeless
  • Rehabilitation
  • Supported Employment for mentally ill

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally
  • Adults
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • New York Work Exchange

Geographical Area Served:

  • NYC-5 boroughs

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Project Renewal?

Job Links' parent agency is Project Renewal, which has been providing New York's homeless with shelter, counseling, addiction-recovery services, and employment services for over 30 years.

Now in its third year, Job Links' is a supported employment program for adults with documented Axis I psychological diagnosis. These adults are referred by caseworkers in our or other programs, and they share one thing in common: they want to work. Job Links' goal is to get clients into part- or full-time competitive employment as quickly as possible. Our five-person staff works with clients through the entire job-seeking process, including intensive, non-time-limited retention services after employment is secured. Our job developer works with each client individually to find employment in fields as diverse as mailroom clerk and laboratory research assistant.

Mental health consumers interested in becoming part of Job Links should have their caseworker or medical professional contact the Job Links program coordinator to set up an initial intake screening.


PSCH, Inc.
Matthew Ocillinger
Assistant Manager
22 44 119 St.
College Point, NY 11356

Agency Telephone: (718) 455-5527
Agency Fax: (718) 455-5527
Agency Web Address: www.psch.org
Agency E-mail: info@psch.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Employed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Businesses/NYSID
  • VESID

Geographical Area Served:

  • Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn

Fees:

  • Fee for services.
  • Medicaid
  • No Fees Charged

What is PSCH, Inc.?

PSCH, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to help people with disabilities reach their highest level of independence. PSCH has 2 divisions: an M.R. division servicing persons with development disabilities and an MH division servicing persons with psychiatric disabilities. A range of Services is provided including supported employment by Project Clean and Clean Corp.


Puerto Rico Department of the Family
Vocational Rehabilitation Administration
Dorcas Hernandez, MRC, CRC
P.O. Box 191118
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-1118

Agency Telephone: (787) 728-6620, (787) 729-0160 x2351
Agency Fax: (787) 728-0515
Agency E-mail: vra@vrapr.gov

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Emotional Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Community
  • Physical/Emotional/Developmental Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • Rehabilitation Counselors Association

Fees:

  • Private Insurance/Medicare accepted for fees

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Office of Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities/Client Assistance Program
Miriam Antoine Romero, Esq.
Maria Rosa, CAP Coordinator
P.O. Box 41309
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00940-1309

Agency Telephone: (787) 725-2333
Agency Fax: (787) 721-2455
Agency TTY: (787) 725-4014
Agency E-mail: dcruz@oppi.prstar.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Education/ Training
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/ Women
  • Physical/ Developmental/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • DDC and VAP
  • PCEPD
  • PCMR

Geographical Area Served:

  • The islands of Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Office of Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities?

The Office of Ombudsman for the Persons with Disabilities is the state agency designated by the government to be the protector and advocacy system in Puerto Rico.

The office has the authority to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies or approaches to ensue the protection of, and advocacy for, the rights of such persons within the state, who are and who may be eligible for treatment, services, or habilitation.

The office provided information and referral services, counseling and professional assistance, technical assistance, mediation and negotiation and legal services.


Puerto Rico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Edwin Díaz-Rosario, President
PO Box 366635
San Juan, PR 00936-6635

Agency Telephone: (787) 778-1699 (6:00-10:00 PM)
Agency FAX: (787) 778-1699
Agency TTY: (787) 778-1699
Agency E-Mail: prrid@hotmail.com

Service Categories:

  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Puerto Rico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf?

The organization maintains a registry of sign language interpreters for entities and individuals that might need them.  It also provides training and workshops to the deaf communities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Puerto Rico State Rehabilitation Council
Council for Vocational Rehabilitation
Antonio E. Zapata
President
PO Box 191118
San Juan, PR 00936-1118

Agency Telephone: (787) 758-1049 Ext. 2209

Service Categories:

  • Program and Service Improvement
  • Public Policy Formulation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Puerto Rico State Rehabilitation Council?

The Council was created as a result of amendments to the 1992 Rehabilitation Act, which established that each state must have an advisory council or independent commission.  The function of the Council is to review, analyze and advise the state unit regarding the performance of its functions and responsibilities.

The purpose of the Council is to incorporate the participation of citizens, which includes applicants, consumers, advocates, and other persons interested in the process carried out by the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration in providing services to individuals with disabilities, and to ensure the quality and excellence of the services, and that services be provided equitably.


Puerto Rico Statewide Independent Living Council
Amarilys de Llovio
PMB 170
PO Box 70344
San Juan, PR 00936-8344

Agency Telephone: (787) 763-7085, (787) 763-7140
Agency Fax: (787) 763-7085
Agency TTY: (787) 751-0671

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Community Development

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliation:

  • National Independent Living Center

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Puerto Rico SILC?

The Puerto Rico Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) was created in 1994 by disposition of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.   Its primary function is to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society. 

To carry out its function, the PR SILC will prepare, in conjunction with the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, a state plan for the provision of independent living services in the state and the development of centers for the provision of independent living services.

The PR SILC will promote educational activities designed to create awareness in the general public about the respect and dignity that people with disabilities deserve.


Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration
Eastern Vocational Rehabilitation Center
Ana M. Arroyo-Tirado
Director of Services
PO Box 8597
Humacao, PR 00791-8597

Agency Telephone: (787) 850-1175
Agency FAX: (787) 285-6608
Agency TTY: (787) 285-6691

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Mental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Humacao Region (From Juncos east to Fajardo, and to Maunabo)

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Eastern VR Center?

As part of the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, the Center serves disabled persons, helping them to learn job skills and obtain employment in the competitive job market.


Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration
Ponce Vocational Rehabilitation Center
Ana Delia Rodríguez, Associate Director
PO Box 7871
Ponce, PR 00732-7871

Agency Telephone: (787) 842-6122
Agency FAX: (787) 840-2313

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Legal Services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Ponce Region (South Coast).

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Ponce VR Center?

As part of the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, the Center serves disabled persons, helping them to learn job skills and obtain employment in the competitive job market.


Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration
Sustained Employment
Sonia García-Díaz, Coordinating Counselor
PO Box 944
Toa Baja, PR 00952-0944

Agency Telephone: (787) 251-1729
Agency FAX: (787) 797-9416

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental Disabilities
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bayamón Region

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Puerto Rico VRA Sustained Employment?

The organization provides disabled persons with   work-site scenario job training and sustained employment.  Participants are given extensive training in basic job skills, public transportation mobility, self-care, self-help and self-direction.  Clients' needs for accommodation are assessed.   Attention is also given to family needs that might interfere with the adjustment to and retention of employment.


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Queens Independence Living Center
Miguel Ramos
140-40 Queens Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435

Agency Telephone: (718) 658-2526
Agency Fax: (718) 658-5295
Agency E-mail: ANYSTATE@IILC.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education/ Training
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Community
  • Physical/ Developmental/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Metro NYC

Geographical Area Served:

  • Queens, NY

Fees:

  • Private Insurance

What is the Queens Independent Living Center, Inc.

"Queens Independent Living Center, Inc. is an advocacy organization directed by and for people with disabilities to promote and pursue independent living education and activism." Queens Independent Living is not a place to live. But we are about living-the fulfilling lives we choose for ourselves, in communities free of barriers that limit opportunities for people with disabilities. We are a community-based, non-profit organization directed by and for people with disabilities. Since 1983, we have looked in Queens with our peers who seek more independent lives, and with business, landlords and community groups who need to remove barriers. We are part of the nationwide Independent Living Movement that promotes civil rights and equal access for individuals with any type of disability to all services, activities, resources, and facilities in our communities.


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Region II Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs
David F. Burganowski.  PhD, CRC
Wendy Quarles
State University of New York at Buffalo
Counseling and Educational Psychology
316 Parker Hall, 3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

Agency Telephone: (716) 645-2518
Agency Fax: (716) 645-3837
Agency TTY: (716) 645-2518
Agency Web Address: www.crs.buffalo.edu/region2tace

Service Categories:

  • Training
  • Continuing Education for rehabilitation agency staff

Clientele Categories:

  • Rehabilitation agency staff

Affiliations:

  • New York State Vocational Rehabilitation
  • OMRDD
  • Associations of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Associations of Supported Employment

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Region II Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program?

The Region II Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs are RSA funded programs that provide continuing education workshops, technical assistance and publications for the rehabilitation community of Region II.  The program provides cutting-edge training on current topics of interest for both staff of the State/Federal vocational rehabilitation program and Community Rehabilitation Programs.   A bi-yearly newsletter is published and a web page is maintained to provide additional information to the rehabilitation community.


Rehabilitation Management Group, Inc.
Vocational and Rehabilitation Services
Life Care Planning Services
Roseann D. Falise
PO Box 43
Minetto, NY 13115-0043

Agency Telephone: (315) 342-5322
Agency Fax: (315)342-5322
Agency E-mail: rsfalise@email.com

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Legal
  • Rehabilitation
  • Life Care Planning

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Physical/Emotional/Developmental Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector (NARPPS)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Midtown, Syracuse, Rochester, NY

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is the Rehabilitation Management Group, Inc.?

Rehabilitation Management Group, Inc. (RMG) is owned by Roseann S. Falise, Ph.D., C.R.C., C.A.S., C.L.C.P. RMG is located in Central New York, within easy access to Watertown, Syracuse and Rochester.

Roseann Falise has assisted individuals with disabilities in successfully starting their own business, obtaining education or retraining, and finding new employment.  She can also assist in developing a PASS plan.  She has worked with individuals with catastrophic injuries and in a supported employment program for individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injury.  Dr. Falise was  a vocational case manager for individuals who are injured, through NYS Auto and Workers' Compensation. She also is a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Life Care Planner.


Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc.
5172 Western Turnpike
Altamont, NY 12009

Agency Telephone: (518) 464-1511
Agency Web Address: rehab.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Affirmative Businesses
  • Case Management
  • Information & Referral
  • Job Placement Services
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • MICA Services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Residential/Housing
  • Social/Recreational
  • Supported Employment
  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Vocational Support

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults with Mental Illness
  • Adults with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Geriatrics with Mental Illness

     Limited Services Available to:

  • Adolescents with Emotional Disturbances/Mental Illness
  • Other Disability Groups for Placement and Vocational Evaluation Services
  • Adults with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities in Ulster and Dutchess Counties only

Geographical Area Served:

  • Albany, Chenango, Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Otsego, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga, Westchester and in Ulster County as Multi-County Community Development Corporation
    *Not all services are available in all counties.

Representative Rush Holt
50 Washington Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Agency Telephone: (609) 750-9364 or (877) 874-4658
Agency Fax: (609) 750-0618
Agency Web Address: holt.house.gov/
Agency E-mail: rush.holt@mail.house.gov

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Information and Referral
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Mentally/Physically/Developmentally
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • 12th Congressional District - NJ

Fees:

  • No fees charged

Who is Representative Rush Holt?

Representative Rush Holt can help cut through the red tape of the federal government. Whether it is the INS, IRS, Social Security Administration, Veteran Affairs or other Federal Agencies, Rep. Holt can help. Please contact us at 609-750-9365.


Resource Center for Accessible Living:
Independent Living Center
Paul Mountain
Resource Advocate
602 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

Agency Telephone: (845) 331-0541
Agency Fax: (845) 331-2076
Agency TTY:  (845) 331-8680

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Aging Seniors
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • National Council on Independent Living
  • NYS Independent Living Council

Geographical Area Served:

  • Ulster County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Resource Center for Accessible Living?

The Resource Center for Accessible Living is a small, not-for-profit agency, one of 35 ILC's which service people with disabilities and their families.  Services include; benefits advisement and advocacy; special education advocacy and parent training; information referral; consultants and a loan closet for durable medical equipment. 

RCAL has an ongoing "disability awareness" program which goes into area schools to advocate students about the accomplishments of people with disabilities and the potential for all people with disabilities to achieve and to raise students awareness of physical barriers or attitudes which still serve to slow the pace of full integration of people with disabilities into the community.

RCAL also provides case management and service coordination through the home and community-based services program for individuals with developmental disabilities and is also expanding outreach services to students transitioning out of high school.


Resource Center for Independent Living
Joann Marshall
401-409 Columbia
Utica, New York 13501-0210

Agency Telephone: (315) 797-4642
Agency Fax: (315) 797-4747
Agency Web Address: www.rcil.com  
Agency E-mail Address: rcil@rcil.com 
Agency TTY: (315) 797-5837

Service Categories:

  • Information and referral
  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Welfare to work

Affiliations:

  • Association of ILC's

Geographical Area Served:

  • Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery Counties

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Fee for services

What is the Resource Center For Independent Living?

The numerous programs at the Resource Center for Independent Living offer support and opportunities for people with disabilities, caregivers, educators, employers, government agencies and health care professionals.   An array of individualized services are offered, including: career exploration, job development and placement, skills development, equipment loans, in-home respite, adult day services, service coordination, advocacy, Sign language interpreters, family support services, home care, and support groups. Services are tailored and grouped to meet your needs.


Resources for Independent Living, Inc.
Pamela Reid
Executive Director
126 Franklin Street
Riverside, NJ 08075

Agency Telephone: (856) 764-2745
Agency Fax: (856) 764-5573
Agency TTY: (856) 461-3482
Agency Web Address: www.rilnj.org/
Agency E-mail: info@rilnj.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Peer Support

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • National Council for Independent Living
  • N.J. Association of Independent Living Centers

Geographical Area Served:

  • Burlington County, NJ

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Resources for Independent Living , Inc.?

Resources for Independent Living (RIL) is unique among Independent Living Centers in New Jersey. In addition to offering the four core services: information, referral, peer support, and advocacy; RIL has a "Get and Give" program. Every consumer is provided  with high quality service by trained independent living specialists; then is provided an opportunity to give back to the community. RIL believes every consumer has skills, abilities and talents, which may have yet to be discovered and fostered. This philosophy enhances independence and even prepares consumers for the work world, if that is his/her goal.

At this point in time, RIL offers peer support groups, mobility classes for the blind, ASL classes, and basic computer keyboard training.

Outreach to youth includes presentations to regional Girl Scout Councils. Moving from module to module, the girls spend an entire morning/afternoon learning how to celebrate our differences. They learn the Girl Scout pledge in ASL, spend a virtual day with a blind person, and experience first-hand wheelchair mobility.

Transportation, housing, and links to community-based programs are an important part of the mission. RIL is the epitome of independent living for the disabled living in Burlington County, the largest county in NJ.


Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.,
Helene F. Craner
Associate Director
200 Park Avenue South Suite 816
New York, NY 10003

Agency Telephone: (212) 677-4650
Agency Fax: (212) 254-4070
Agency Web Address: www.resourcesnyc.org  
Agency Email Address: info@resourcesnyc.org and HCRANER@resourcesnyc.org

Service Categories:

  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • No fees charged

What is the Resources for Children with Special Needs?

Resources for Children with Special Needs is a comprehensive, independent, not-for-profit information, referral, advocacy, training and support center for New York City parents and professionals looking for all kinds of programs and services for children from birth to 21 with learning, developmental, emotional or physical disabilities.  In 1992, Resources was designed  by the U.S. Department of Education as one of a national network of more than 70 Parent Training and Information Centers. 


Riverdale Mental Health Association
Rita Liegner
Director
5676 Riverdale Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471

Agency Telephone:(718) 796-5300
Agency Fax: (718) 548-1161
Agency Web Address: rmha.org
Agency E-mail:  rll@rmha.org

What is Riverdale Mental Health Association?

Access to Competitive Employment (ACE) at the Riverdale Mental Health Association, provides individual job placement, job coaching, and follow along support for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. The goal of ACE is to help participants make a successful transition to the competitive labor market. Our staff assists at every stage in this process, from employment readiness, to instruction in job search skills, to work adjustment support and long-term coaching and advocacy. Contact is mentioned with each participant's mental health treatment provider. There is no waiting list. Generally, participation begins from 1-3 weeks after receipt of application. In developing jobs, we strive to find suitable, rewarding work and advancement opportunities that match participants' career and employment needs interests. ACE participants come from a wide range of age groups, education levels, and work backgrounds. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, in treatment for mental illness, able to travel to RMHA, and be eligible for VESID services.

The Riverdale Mental Health Association is a non-profit, independent  agency established in 1959. Other RNHA services include clinic treatment, continuing day treatment, substance abuse, and a community residence.


Rockland psychiatric Center
Sharon Freeman/Patricia Johnson/Veronica Harris/Barbara Oakes/Irene Milliken /Jackie Wilson
41 Main Street
Yonkers, New York 10701

Agency Telephone: (914) 969-0543
Agency Fax: (914) 969-3643

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Information and referral
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shelters
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Welfare to work

Affiliations:

  • NY State Office of Mental Health

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester and Rockland

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Fee for services
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is the Rockland Psychiatric Center?

RPC services people 18 years of age and older with severe and complex mental illnesses who live in the Rockland and Westchester Counties and some areas of New York.

Community Services programs in Westchester and Rockland are located in Mt. Vernon Area; New Rochelle Services Area; Nyack Services Area; Peekskill Services Area; Yonkers Services Area; White Plains Services Area.

At each site, identified staff assist consumers with vocational service needs. RPC staff work collaboratively with other agencies and the business community to find suitable educational, training, and employment programs.


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Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc.
Stephen Holmes
Administrative Director
Capital District DDSO, Bldg 5
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

Agency Telephone: (518) 382-1454
Agency Fax: (518) 382-1594
Agency Web Address: http://www.sanys.org/
Agency E-mail: sanys@capital.net

Service categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmental Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

Fees:

  • No Fees charged

What is the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc.?

The Self-Advocacy Association is a strong voice for and by people with disabilities, promoting independence, empowerment, leading by example, communication, networking and encouraging each other.  The Self-Advocacy Association of NYS is an organization for and led by people with the challenge of a disability to assure the civil rights and responsibilities that include the opportunities and choices of equal citizenship.


Seneca Cayuga ARC:  Finger Lakes Employment Center
Christine Gutowski
Project Coordinator
PO Box 7010
Finger Lakes Mall
Auburn, NY 13022

Agency Telephone: (315) 255-1841
Agency Fax: (315) 255-6196
Agency E-mail: cgutowski@sencayarc.org
Agency Web Address:  www.sencayarc.org/flec.shtml

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • Seneca and Cayuga County (Upstate New York).

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Finger Lakes Employment Center?

The Finger Lakes Employment Center is a subdivision of Seneca Cayuga ARC.  The focus of the Employment Center is to provide employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities.  We provide employer/job matching services for permanent jobs at no cost to the employer or employee.  We also provide temporary employment opportunities for individuals at a nominal cost to employers.   We are a grant-funded program.  We are funded by New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.


Staten Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Richard Young
Benefits/Counselor
407 Castleton Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10301

Agency Telephone: (718) 720-9016
Agency Fax: (718) 720-9664
Agency TTY: (718) 720-9870
Agency Web Address: http://siciliving.org
Agency E-mail: Dorothy.Doran@VERIZON.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Counseling
  • Housing
  • Training and Referral
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • VESID

Geographical Area Served:

  • Staten Island

Fees:

  • No Fees charged

What is Staten Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.?

In Community Education we reach out to community resources and inform them of the needs and aspirations of the disabled in seeking independence. During Social Networking we offer accessible facilities for events. Our Advocacy Program promotes the rights of disabled consumers seeking entitlements. In our peer counseling we give the group and individual assistance, advisement and guidance in dealing with problems of Independence. Our services for the deaf fosters greater independence by expansion of communication skills, through a teletype system of relaying messages and sign language interpretation. Our information and referral system familiarizes and introduces the disabled to the support systems that lead to Independence. Transportation and housing assistance helps the disabled find quality choices in their independence process. Independent living skills enable the individual to live in the community independently. Benefit advisement can provide information concerning SSI, Social Security, Medicaid and other benefits.


Step by Step Clubhouse
Pattie Rudicel
160 South Third Street
Fulton, New York 13069

Agency Telephone: (315) 592-5598
Agency Fax: (315) 592-2867
Agency E-mail: Stepbystepclubhouse@usa.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Social

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • NYAPRS

Geographical Area Served:

  • Oswego County

Fees:

  • No fees Charged

What is the Step by Step Clubhouse?

Step by Step serves adults with a chronic mental illness. The purpose of the program is to help members in their recovery through education and fight the stigma of having a mental illness.  The clubhouse does this by providing a supportive, comfortable, member run environment where people can learn employment and social skills.


Sky Light Center
Diana Hellman
Vocational Coordinator
307 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Agency Telephone: (718) 720-2585
Agency Fax: (718) 720-2601
Agency E-mail: Skylightclub@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation
  • Recreation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • International Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
  • Human Resource Administration/ U.S. Department of Labor
  • New York State Rehabilitation Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan

Fees:

  • Private insurance accepted for services not covered by state VR programs

What is the Skylight Center?

Sky Light Center is a psycho-social program in Steven Island, NY which offers opportunities for employment, education and housing, to people recovering from psychiatric disabilities.


SLE Foundation Inc.
Enid Engelhard CSW
149 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Agency Telephone: (212) 685-4118
Agency Fax: (212) 545-1843
Agency TTY: (516) 747-5355
Agency Web Address: www.lupusny.org
Agency E-mail: lupusny@lupusny.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Other lupus Organizations

Geographical Area Served:

  • Primarily Metro NYC
  • Also USA and International

Fees:

  • No fees charged

Small & Associates/ENABLE
Kathleen Wilson, LRC
Director
5-S Regent St., Suite 528
Livingston, NJ 07039

Agency Telephone: (973) 533-1662
Agency Fax: (973)-533-3387
Agency E-mail: enable@bellatlantic.net

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Training
  • Job Coaching

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical/Emotional/Developmental Disabilities
  • Unemployed
  • Men/Women
  • Those needing assistance to stay employed

Affiliations:

  • Association of Persons in Supported Employment
  • National Rehabilitation Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is ENABLE?

The ENABLE Division of Small & Associates, Inc. provides job coaching and other employment related support services to assist people with disabilities to secure and retain employment.  Available services include employment counseling, pre-vocational seminars, job sampling, job search assistance, job development, work site training and long term follow-up support.   


Social Security Administration
Office of Employment Support Programs
Division of Employment Policy
Sharon Shreet
6401 Security Blvd., Room 106 Altmeyer
Baltimore, MD 21235

Agency Telephone: (410) 966-4924
Agency Fax: (410) 966-1278
Agency Web Address: www.socialsecurity.gov

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Social Security Administration/Division of Employment Policy?

The Division of Employment Policy develops initiatives to promote public understanding and use of work incentives through extensive outreach activities and by building networks of national and community-based agencies and service providers.  The division prepares and revises regulations, operating policies, and training materials and it develops plans for new work incentives and other related policy changes.  Also, the division designs and administers grants and cooperative agreements and Federal interagency agreements in support of program activities.


Social Security Administration
Cortland Coleman
Project Officer
50 E. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608

Agency Telephone: (609) 989-2254
Agency Fax: (609) 989-0471
Agency TTY: (609) 989-0445
Agency E-mail: Cortland.Coleman@ssa.gov

Service Categories:

  • Entitlements

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children

Affiliations:

New Jersey SSI Alliance

  • Mercer HIV Consortium (County)

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Social Security Administration?

The Social Security Administration administers the Social Security Act & the Supplemental Security Income Program.


Southeast Works

(formerly: Southeast Community Work Center Inc.)
Ann Ruminski
181 Lincoln Street
Depew, NY 14043

Agency Telephone: (716) 683-7100
Agency Fax: (716) 683-7086
Agency E-Mail: secwc@pce.net
 
Service Category:
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Category:

  • Disabled: Developmentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • Erie County, NY

Fees:

  • Fees for services

What is the Southeast Works?

Southeast Works provides vocational, recreation, residential, service coordination, case management and waiver services to adults with developmental disabilities.


South Shore Dialysis Center/ Dialysis Center
Ellen Bushman
Social Worker
160 N. Franklin Street
Hempstead, New York 11550

Agency Telephone: (516) 483-6702
Agency Fax: (516) 292-3909

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Chronically ill patients with renal failure

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn

Fees:

  • Private Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted for fees

What is South Shore Dialysis Center/Dialysis Center?

South Shore Dialysis Center is a freestanding outpatient dialysis unit that has provided treatment for hundreds of individuals since 1983. It offers Chronic Hemodialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) home training and Hemodialysis home training for patients and their families. A Health Care Team consisting of social workers, dietitians, nurses, doctors, and technicians provide quality care to our patients.


South Shore Dialysis Center/Hemodialysis Treatment
Joanne Courtade, ACSW-R
250 Pettit Ave.
Bellmere, New York 11710

Agency Telephone: (516) 679-3090
Agency Fax: (516) 679-3094

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Health

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/ Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Renal Patients only

Affiliations:

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • ESRD Network
  • Council of Nephrology Social Workers

Geographical Area Served:

  • South Shore, Long Island

Fees:

  • Private Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted for fees

What is South Shore Dialysis Center/Hemodialysis Treatment?

South Shore Dialysis Center, Inc., is a freestanding chronic hemodialysis center that has provided treatment for hundreds of individuals since 1983. Considered to be one of the finest full-service dialysis facilities of its kind, the center offers: Chronic Hemodialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) home training for patients and their families. In addition, ancillary service including EKG's, laboratory testing, x-rays and transfusions are also available to our patients.


St. Joseph's Hospital Mental Health Services
Michael McGuire
Coordinator
742 James St. 2nd Floor
Syracuse, NY 13203

Agency Telephone: (315) 448-2750
Agency Fax: (315) 448-2765
Agency Web Address: www.sjhsyr.org/sjhhc/
Agency E-mail: mike.mcguiel@sjhsyr.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clientele Categories:
  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • NYAPRS
  • IAPSRS
  • NASU

Geographical Area Served:

  • Central New York State

Fees:

  • Fee for Services
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • No Fees Charged

What is St. Joseph's Hosp. Mental Health Services?

Outpatient Mental Health Rehabilitation Services mission is to assist individuals with a mental health diagnosis to be successful & satisfied in community roles of their choice with the least amount of professional attention. We believe in the potential for individual recovery and respect the rights and value of individual choice.


State Council on Developmental Deficiencies ("Consejo Estatal Deficiencias del Desarrollo" -- CEDD)
Ethel M. Torres-Arroyo
PO Box 9543
San Juan, PR 00908

Agency Telephone: (787) 722-0595, 0590
Agency Fax: (787) 721-3622
Agency Email: PRCED@PRTC.net

Service Category:

  • Public Policy Development

Clientele Category:

  • Developmental Deficiencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

What is CEDD?

CEDD develops activities and opportunities so that persons with developmental deficiencies and their families receive services, support and assistance to live productive and independent lives and be integrated to their communities. 


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Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
Cynthia Burchfield
Executive Director
82 Washington Street Suite 214
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Agency Telephone: (845)452-3913
Agency Fax: (845) 485-3196
Agency TTY:  (845) 485-3110
Agency E-Mail:  triadvocates@worldnet.att.net
Agency Web Address: http://www.taconicresources.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Other (any type of disability- any age or gender). 

Geographical Area Served:

  • Dutchess County

Fees:

  • Fee for services for a few services
  • No fees charged

What is Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.?

Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc., (TRI) is a center for independent living.  TRI's services are available for people with disabilities, their families, friends and their community.  TRI's goals are to assist people with disabilities to be active and independent as they desire and to educate and involve our community in disability issues.  TRI's staff is comprised of 75% persons with disabilities.  The Board of Directors is made up of 51% people with disabilities. 


TECH Connection
Joanne Castellano
Director
35 Haddon Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Agency Telephone: (732) 747-5310
Agency Fax: (732) 747-1896
Agency E-Mail:  tecconn@aol.com
Agency Web Address:  http://frainc.org/techconnection/

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Information and referral
  • Provide help through assistive and adaptive technology

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/Mentally
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Alliance for Technology Access

Geographical Area Served:

  • Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean counties (Central New Jersey)

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is the TECH Connection?

TECH Connection at Family Resources Associates, a nonprofit organization, empowers children and adults who are disabled, increasing options, independence and productivity through the use of computers.

Assistive Technology Specialist Joanne Castellano, Director of TECHConnection, provides a pleasant, non-commercial atmosphere wherein children and adults with disabilities receive encouraging guidance while gaining hands-on experience with alternative keyboards, switches, special input devices and communicative devices, and other forms of computer-related adapted equipment. Additionally, they acquire experience using a wide variety of computer software created to meet a broad spectrum of individuals needs, such as reading and writing challenges.

The center hosts workshops for professionals in education. Teachers from a tri-county central New Jersey  area earn credit-hours learning how to better support students with needs that go beyond those of typical students.

At the center, or in a school, Joanne Castellano provides individual student technology evaluations. Her follow-up reports enable both the student's school as well as his/her family to provide the specific equipment and software that can most facilitate his educational progress.

TECHConnection maintains a lending library of software, and sponsors a computer re-cycling program. Donated computers are refurbished  and made available to families financially challenged.


Town of Islip - Services to the Disabled
Mary Beth Nelson
Director
401 Main Street, Room 135
Islip, NY 11751

Agency Telephone: (361) 224-5335
Agency Fax: (631) 224-5316
Agency TTY: (631) 224-5397

Service Categories:

  • Information and referral
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recreation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Physically/Mentally/Developmentally
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Town of Islip Long Island, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Town of Islip Division of Services to the Disabled?

The Town of Islip Division of Services to the Disabled offers varied services through this division which include: information and referral resources, assistance with public and private agencies, equipment loan, educational advocacy, The Disabled Summer Employment Program and the Accessible Van Transportation Program. This Office is an issuing agent for New York State Disabled Parking Permits.
The Therapeutic Recreation/Rehabilitation Program provides recreational activities for individuals with disabilities residing in and around the Town of Islip. This special program encompasses a broad area of adapted recreational services using social model programming, swimming, modern dance and dances as well as special events.

The Therapeutic Recreation/Rehabilitation Program is designed to provide adapted community based programming, fulfilling the needs, desires and aspirations of its participants.


Tourette Syndrome Association
Gary Frank/Sumani Lanka
Assistant Director/Info and Referral Coordinator
42-40 Bell Blvd. Suite 205
Bayside, NY 11361-2820

Agency Telephone: (718) 224-2999
Agency Fax: (718) 279-9596
Agency E-Mail:  ts@tsa-usq.org
Agency Web Address:  tsa-usa.org

Service Categories:

  • Information and referral

Clientele Categories:

  • People with Tourette Syndrome of any age

Geographical Area Served:

  • All over the US

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Tourette Syndrome Association?

TS is the only volunteer health organization dedicated to identifying the cause, finding the cure and controlling the effects of the disorder. Its program of research professional and public education and family services.


TRI Business & Career Training Center
Joan L. Morse
Placement/Marketing Director
One Old County Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Agency Telephone: (516) 741-2010
Agency Fax: (516) 294-3336
Agency E-Mail:  Joan@TRIworks.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Disabled: Physically/Mentally/Developmentally
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans
  • Hearing Impaired

Affiliations:

  • VESID
  • OMRDD
  • Federated Residences and Essential Enterprises

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau, Suffolk Counties, Queens, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is the TRI Business & Career Training Center?

TRI consists of two divisions, The Rehabilitation Institute (application enclosed) and TRI Business & Career Training Center. Both programs provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services for disabled individuals. TRI's major goal is to help the disabled become trained for competitive employment, become self-sufficient and achieve their personal goals.

TRI Business & Career Training Center located in Carle Place, New York has training programs in the following areas: Graphic arts/Desktop publishing, Office Technology which includes Filing, Mail Processing, Data Entry, Microsoft Word and Excel, Accounting clerk/Bookkeeping, Stock Inventory and Retail.

TRI also has a Transition to Work program for high school students that works in conjunction with their school districts.

We also provide Comprehensive Vocational Evaluations, Social Work and Placement services.

Many of TRI's consumers are sponsored by VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities)

All programs are individualized. Trainees work at their own pace aided by TRI's professional supervisors.

Job Readiness and Job Search Groups are ongoing and Internships in the business community are provided for consumers who need them.

Competitive employment is our goal for all trainees and we have achieved great success in this area.


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UCPA of Niagara County, Inc: Community Employment Office
Michael J. Marra
Community Employment Office Coordinator
9812 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Agency Telephone: (716) 297-7121
Agency Fax: (716) 297-7175
Agency E-mail: comempofc@aol.com
Agency Web Address:  www.ucpaofniagara.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • UCPA of NYS

Geographical Area Served:

  • Niagara County

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is the UCPA of Niagara County, Inc?

The Community Employment Office is a grant funded program through the NYS-DDPC.  The project is administered by UCPA of Niagara County, Inc. 

UCPA of Niagara also has the following services:  Niagara Children Education and Treatment Center (preschool), waiver services, ICF's, individual support services, supportive apartment program, case management services, job placement services, sheltered workshops, collocated day treatment and day habilitation services.


United Cerebral Palsy Association of New Jersey
Luke Koppisch
Case Manager
354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Agency Telephone: 1(888) 322-1918 x548
Agency Fax: (609) 392-3505
Agency TTY: (609) 392-7044
Agency E-mail: LKoppisch@ucpanj.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Rehabilitation Technology Lending Center
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Center

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Other:  people with all types of disabilities

Affiliations:

  • United Cerebral Palsy Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • All of New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fees for services (some)
  • No fees charged (for some)

What is the United Cerebral Palsy Association of New Jersey?

United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New Jersey (UCPA/NJ) is known as an excellent resource in solving problems relating to education, employment, assistive technology, housing and advocacy for children and adults with temporary or permanent disabilities.  This non-profit agency serves individuals with cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, arthritis, spina bifida, drug or alcohol illness, mental retardation, stroke, hearing or visual impairments and others.  In addition, UCPA/NJ can connect people with appropriate information and funding sources that may be the key to independence.  The agency is also authorized  by the Federal government to distribute information and free training seminars on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Hotline:  1-800-949-4232). 


United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Suffolk:
The Employment Connection
Patricia Caso
Director of Adult Day Services
250 Marcus Avenue
P.O. Box 18045
Hauppauge, NY 11788-8845

Agency Telephone: (631) 232-0011 x501
Agency Fax: (631) 232-1065
Agency TTY: (631) 232-3203
Agency Web Address: www.theemploymentconnect.com
Agency E-mail: pacucpsuff@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • CARF

Geographical Area Served:

  • Suffolk County, New York

Fees:

  • Fees for Services
  • Private Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is The Employment Connection?

The Employment Connection provides services for employment, including resume preparation, job placement and seminars.  One-on-one computer training with or without assistive technology is also available. In addition, Employment Connection provides sheltered employment for industrial work try-outs, as well as assistance with Social Security issues and work incentives.  Employment services are nationally accredited.  


United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, Inc.
Doris Chenier
Director
101 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617

Agency Telephone: (315) 379-9667
Agency Fax: (315) 379-9388

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Developmentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • OMRDD
  • VESID

Geographical Area Served:

  • St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex and Jefferson Counties.

Fees:

  • No fees charged. 

What is United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, Inc.?

United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, Inc., provides a wide range of services across a five county area in Northern New York.  Services include an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic, a residential program, a service coordination, residential and day habilitation services and a public education program.  In the Jefferson County office VESID sponsors job placement and follow up services for individuals with a developmental disability.


Aspire
(formerly: United Cerebral Palsy of Western New York)
Mary Ann Ansem
2495 Main St. Suite 422
Buffalo, New York14214

Agency Telephone: (716)836-7235
Agency Fax: (716) 831-1145
Agency Web Address: www.aspirewny.org
Agency E-mail: info@aspirewny.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Employment
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Community
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • WNY Employment Consortium
  • WNY Placement Partnership
  • ABSE

Fees:

  • Western New York, Erie and Niagara County

What is Aspire?

Aspire has been serving individuals with a variety of disabilities for over 52 years. Aspire provides a wide range of services including employment, residential, therapy and medical, counseling, education and early intervention, social and recreational, day programs and service coordination. Specialized Support Services (SSS) is the vocational and supported employment component of Aspire. SSS works with individuals help identify and reach their vocational goals.  Many people with diverse skills and challenges have found jobs in a wide variety of fields, from office and computer jobs, industrial and maintenance, to retail and hospitality. Services are highly individualized and include person-centered pre-employment exploration, job development, job coaching and follow-along services.   Individualized non-traditional vocational assessments identify individual interests, requirements and the contributions they can bring to an employer.  SSS also oversees the Community Employment Office, as Aspire is lead agency for this collaborative project of 27 agencies that work together to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the community.


United Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
Stephen Hernandez
PO Box 555
Purchase, NY 10577

Agency Telephone: (914) 937-3800 ext. 500
Agency Fax: (914) 937-7794
Agency Web Address: ucpwest@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Cerebral Palsy of NY

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County, NY

Fees:

  • Fee for Services
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid

What is the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Westchester County?

Serves individuals with Cerebral Palsy, other neurological impairments, and developmental disabilities. Treatment in all programs may include therapeutic intervention, assistive technology, physical education, social services, vocational training and functional living skills.

The School serves children with multiple disabilities. Services include educational and therapeutic intervention emphasizing functional academics and  independent skill development. The following services may also be provided as indicated on the students Individualized Education Plan; Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, Adapted Aquatics, Animal Facilitated Therapy, Vision services and Social Services.

The Jimmy Vejar Summer Day Camp serves children with multiple disabilities. Services include adaptive physical education, adapted aquatics, community integration, nature exploration and arts and crafts activities.

The Day Treatment Program for developmentally disabled adults offers a wide range of functional living skill training along with vocational, leisure, recreational services. Social, psychological and nursing services are also provided.

Vocational Services offers job readiness and vocational training for adults with developmental disabilities. Services include vocational evaluation and assessment, pre-vocational training, job placement, job placement, job coaching and follow-up services. Social services and nursing are also available.

Recreational and Leisure Services adults with developmental disabilities are offered through the Pioneer Club of UCP/W. This club offers a variety of recreational and leisure time activities including regular dinner dances, bowling tournaments and weekend retreats in the Catskills.

Assistive Technology services are offered through the Ariel and Evelyn Harris Assitive Technology Center. Some of the services offered through the library include:

  • Access to a lending library of modified toys to provide children with recreation activities.
  • Access to a lending library of adapted daily living devices to help individuals access their environments more easily.
  • Use of a computer lab where consumers and their teachers can use applicable software to achieve educational and vocational goals, as well as, access to the Internet.
  • Assessments and referrals for augmentative communication and daily living devices.
  • Computer evaluations, adaptations, and training.

Case Management, Advocacy and Home Service is offered to individuals of all ages.

Residential Services for developmentally disabled adults are also provided. Referrals are through State and County offices only.


United States Department of Education
Pat Parisi
Deputy Regional Representative
75 Park Place
New York, NY 10007

Agency Telephone: (212) 637-6284
Agency Fax: (212) 264-4427
Agency Web Address: www.ed.gov
Agency E-mail: patricia_parisi@ed.gov

Service Categories:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Education

United States Department of Veteran Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division
Bernard Finger
Program Manager
245 West Houston Street, Room 316
New York, New York 10014

Agency Telephone: (212) 807-7229 ext. 3028
Agency Fax: (212) 807-4036
Agency E-mail: vrgbfing@vba.va.gov

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referrals
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Developmental/ Physical/ Emotional Disabilities
  • Men/ Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Eastern New York State

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling?

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program of services for service members and veterans with service-connected physical or mental disabilities. Often, these individuals experience limitations in getting and keeping a job as well as in their daily living activities. The program can prepare them for a suitable job, help them get and keep a job, and assist them to become fully productive and independent.


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey:
New Jersey's Family Centered HIV Care Network
Amanda Rubio
NJ Statewide Community Liaison
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place MEB 333
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019

Agency Telephone: (732) 235-7894
Agency Fax: (732) 235-7419
Agency Web Address:  www.njfamilyhivaids.org

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Participation in pediatric and adult clinical trials
  • Adolescent support groups
  • HIV/AIDS specialty care
  • Prenatal/gynecology care

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
  • Families
  • Men
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • NJ Department of Health and Senior Services
  • NJ AIDS Education Training Center
  • National Pediatric Resource Center

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid/Medicare

What is the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey:  New Jersey's Family Centered HIV Care Network?

The purpose of the Family-Centered Care Network is to provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, coordinated care for women, children, youth and families with HIV infection.  The Network offers HIV specialty care, outreach, counseling and testing, medical management, access to clinical drug trials, follow-up services and family case management.


University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) Project
Leticia Rodríguez-Cruz, MTS
Social Worker
ACTU Project
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Agency Telephone: (787) 767-9192, 9193
Agency Fax: (787) 754-8002

Service Categories:

  • Clinical Studies
  • Education

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • AIDS-related Physical/Mental Disabilities

Fees:

  • No fees are charged

What is the ACTU Project?

The Project is part of a network of clinical trials units that is operating in the U.S. nationwide.  It offers new treatment alternatives to people with AIDS or HIV infection.  Participation is open to all, depending on each study's inclusion criteria (protocol).


University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health
Institute on Developmental Disabilities
Maria Luisa Mendía, MPHE
Director
Graduate School of Public Health
G.P.O. Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Agency Telephone: (787) 754-4377, (787) 758-2525 Ext 11196 (Voicemail)
Agency Fax: (787) 764-5424

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Curriculum Development
  • Needs Assessments and Determinations of Findings

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • University of Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  • State Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Part C Interagency Council (Early Intervention Program)

Fees:

  • Fees for training activities

What is the Institute on Developmental Disabilities?

The Institute on Developmental Disabilities of the Graduate School of Public Health was authorized as a University Affiliated Program in 1991 under Public Law 101-496.  The location of the PRUAP within the Graduate School of Public Health builds on the school's long tradition of networking with the community,agencies and programs, and on the interdisciplinary focus of its activities.   The program is financially supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the University of Puerto Rico.

The Institute fulfills its role by addressing the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities through interdisciplinary training, community-based servicing individuals with disabilities and their families in order to promote state-of-the-art experiences to students in the field.  The Institute also develops alliances with the community, agencies and groups, educates professionals, paraprofessionals, consumers and families, provides technical assistance and disseminates information and research findings.


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Vanderheyden Hall, Inc.
Linda B. Mappes
Executive Director
P.O. Box 219
Wynantskill, NY 12198

Agency Telephone: (518) 283-6500
Agency TTY: (518) 286-1335
Agency E-mail: lmappes@vanderheydenhall.org
Agency Web Address:  www.vanderheydenhall.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy

  • Case Management

  • Counseling

  • Education

  • Housing

  • Information and Referral

  • Rehabilitation

  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  •  Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Children

  • Community

  • Disabled

    • Physically

    • Developmentally

    • Mentally

  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)

  • COA Council on Accreditation

  • NYS Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA)

  • Coalition of 853 Schools

  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE)

  • Business Council of New York

  • Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce

  • Rensselaer County Unified Services

  • NYS Coalition for Children's Mental Health Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • Northeastern New York State

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is Vanderheyden Hall?

Vanderheyden Hall provides services to approximately 1500-2000 persons each year.  Services include residential care in homelike environments, educational services for our residents and community, diagnostic services, crisis services, health services, home and community-based care and a variety of customized services designed to meet the needs of our population.  Vanderheyden Hall offers quality service by highly trained professional staff for children who have generally been abused and/or neglected and their families. Care is provided in a safe, nurturing environment which allowed the child to work through issues and ultimately realize a greater degree of potential. 
 


Venture House, Inc.
150-10 Hillside Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Agency Telephone: (718) 658-7201 ext. 37
Agency Fax: (718) 658-7899
Agency Web Address: http://venture-house.org

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled: Mentally
  • Men
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Venture House, Inc. ?

The mission of Venture House is to enable consumers to lead successful lives in the community by providing opportunities for meaningful work, sustaining relationships, secure housing, adequate income, access to medical care, and opportunities to pursue educational and personal goals. Program activities center around work opportunities within the clubhouse as well as outside in the community. Participation is voluntary and members choose where they want to join in. Membership in the clubhouse not only provides a place to belong where members are needed, where their contributions make the program run.


Virgin Islands Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation Services:
Disabilities and Rehabilitation
Department of Human Services
Knud Hansen Complex
1303 Hospital Ground
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Agency Telephone: (340) 774-0930
Agency Web Address: http://www.dhs.gov.vi/disabilities/index.html

Service Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Men/ Women
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation Services?

The Division of Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation Services mission is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and advocacy services to a unique, culturally diverse population with physical and emotional disabilities which lead to employment, independent living, inclusion and integration into society.


VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Diane Weiss
Director of Rehabilitation and Community Services
500 Greenwich Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10013-1354

Agency Telephone: (212) 625-1616
Agency Fax: (212) 219-4078
Agency Web Address: www.visionsvcb.org
Agency E-mail: info@visionvcb.org

Service Categories:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • United Way Member Agency
  • Council of Senior Center and Services Member Agency
  • New York State Rehabilitation Association Member Agency

Geographical Area Served:

  • 5 boroughs of NYC

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is VISIONS?

The agency was incorporated in 1926 as a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization. VISIONS programs include:

VISIONS @ Selis Manor, a new social service, recreation, computer training, volunteer program located at 135 West 23rd Street for tenants and community users who are blind.

Vacation Camp for the Blind (VCB), a 35 acre year-round facility in Rockland County, NY serving blind and visually impaired children, teens, adults, elders and families.

In-home Individual and Group Rehabilitation Training for people who are blind of all ages for Independent Living, Job Readiness and Employment.

Services for Blind Elders in Senior Centers and In-home Volunteers.

CIL Publications including Audio books For People Who Are Newly Blind and Textbooks with Lesson plans for Rehabilitation Teachers and Mobility Specialists.

VISIONS' multi-cultural and multi-lingual staff serves 1800 individuals annually in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. All services are provided at no cost or for a suggested voluntarily contribution.

VISIONS is a member agency receiving support from the United Way of NYC and the NYS Rehabilitation Association, and is supported through a variety of sources including contributions, government grants, the five Borough Presidents, NYC and NYS elected officials. Donations to VISIONS are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. A copy of VISIONS' financial statement is available by writing VISIONS or NYS Dept. of Law - Charities Bureau, 3rd floor, 120 Broadway, NY, NY 10271. VISIONS/Services for the blind & visually impaired meets Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Solicitations as of the September 01, 2000 review.


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Warren Washington Assoc. for Mental Health
Belinda S. Bradley
Support Services
3043 State Route 4
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Agency Telephone: (518) 747-2284
Agency Fax: (518) 747-2253
Agency Web Address: wwamh.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Mental Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • MICA (Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers)

Affiliations:

  • New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Warren and Washington Counties

Fees:

  • Fees for Services
  • Medicaid
  • No Fees Charged

What is Warren Washington Assoc. for Mental Health?

Established in 1948, the Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health, Inc. is a not-for-profit provider of community mental and behavioral health services. Through the programs of AMH Behavioral Care, the Association assists children, adults, and families to develop stability and explore opportunities for growth. Programs include integrated services, a service coordinating and advocacy entity which includes South Street Center, a psychiatric rehabilitation day program; Caleo Counseling, an outpatient clinic; Residential Services, houses and apartments where individuals live while developing skills needed for independence; Voices of the heart, a mutual support and advocacy organization exclusively formed, and operated by people who have utilized mental health service; and development which is responsible for educational programs, public information, publications, fundraising, and membership recruitment.


Westchester ARC
Richard P. Swierat
Executive Director
121 Westmoreland Ave
White Plains, NY 10606

Agency Telephone: (914) 428-8330
Agency Fax: (914) 428-0322
Agency Web Address: www.WestchesterARC.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Training
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Children

Affiliations:

  • NYSARC
  • NYSRA

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County

Fees:

  • Fees for Services
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is Westchester ARC?

Although Westchester ARC's services are varied, aimed at people ranging from infancy to post-retirement years, and delivered through facilities in every part of Westchester, all point to a broad-and achievable-objective: Help people with developmental disabilities become independent, productive and active in their communities to the fullest extent of their capabilities.

Westchester ARC accomplishes the above through the following

  • Early intervention for infants and their parents
  • Preschool tutelage
  • Educational advocacy for children from ages 5 to 21
  • Recreational and social activities for teenagers and adults
  • Transition planning for students preparing to leave high school
  • Vocational training, placement and on-the-job support
  • 24-hour crisis management
  • Individual and group psychological counseling
  • Daily living skills classes for adults
  • Special informational seminars for parents
  • Residential facilities in communities throughout Westchester
  • Respite care for children and adults with disabilities
  • Casework management that help families access vital services
  • Minority outreach to culturally diverse communities
  • Guardianship for adults whose families no longer can provide help
  • Advocacy work with government, employers, media, etc.

Westchester Artificial Kidney Center:
Outpatient Hemodialysis
Rhonda Halpern, CSW
503 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Agency Telephone: (914) 592-5858
Agency Fax: (914) 592-1595

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation
  • Hemodialysis Patients

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester and Putnam Counties

Fees:

  • Private insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is the Westchester Artificial Kidney Center?

Westchester Artificial Kidney Center is a non-profit outpatient hemodialysis unit serving the Westchester community since 1973.  We are a 20 chair unit offering an interdisciplinary team approach to treating the dialysis patient.  We have a high RN to patient ratio, an experienced and multilingual staff, a full-time, on-site Social Worker, consulting dieticians, and a travel coordinator.   This comprehensive care is rendered on a personal level with consideration to the whole person.  Our goal is complete patient rehabilitation.  We are devoted to allocating funds to support research and education in kidney and related disease.   Our mission statement reads, "The care of the patient is our reason for existence."


Westchester Disabled on the Move
Melvin Tanzman
Executive Director
984 North Broadway, Suite L01
Yonkers, NY 10701

Agency Telephone: (914) 968-4717
Agency Fax: (914) 968-6137
Agency TTY: (914) 968-4717
Agency E-mail: info@wdom.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Entitlements
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Emotional Health

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical / Developmental / Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Association of Independent Living Centers of New York
  • New York State Independent Living Council

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged.

What is Westchester Disabled on the Move?

Westchester Disabled on the Move is a not-for-profit community based organization.  It is a non-residential center for people with disabilities.  WDOMI is part of a national network of Independent Living Centers dedicated to independence and equal rights for individuals with disabilities. 

Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. is staffed and governed primarily by people with disabilities.  The programs and services of WDOMI are free to consumers with disabilities and their families.  WDOMI does not discriminate based on age, sex, disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.


Westchester Disabled on the Move
Melvin Tanzman
Executive Director
984 North Broadway, Suite L01
Yonkers, NY 10701

Agency Telephone: (914) 968-4717
Agency Fax: (914) 968-6137
Agency TTY: (914) 968-4717
Agency E-mail: info@wdom.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Entitlements
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Emotional Health

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging / Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical / Developmental / Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men / Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Association of Independent Living Centers of New York 
  • New York State Independent Living Council

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged.

What is Westchester Disabled on the Move?

Westchester Disabled on the Move is a not-for-profit community based organization.  It is a non-residential center for people with disabilities.  WDOMI is part of a national network of Independent Living Centers dedicated to independence and equal rights for individuals with disabilities. 

Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. is staffed and governed primarily by people with disabilities.  The programs and services of WDOMI are free to consumers with disabilities and their families.  WDOMI does not discriminate based on age, sex, disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.


Westchester Independent Living Center
ADA/Independent Living Service
Michael T. Hellmann
ADA Coordinator/Community Advocate
John L. Weslowski
Project Coordinator
200 Hamilton Avenue 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Agency Telephone: (914) 682-3926
Agency Fax: (914) 682-8518
Agency TTY: (914) 682-0926
Agency E-mail: MHELLM@AOL.COM
Agency Web Address:  www.wilc.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Transportation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Transitions Client Assistance Program

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Independent Living Council
  • Westchester County Employment Network
  • National Council on Independent Living

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Westchester Independent Living Center?

WILC is a non-profit agency which provides information and referral. We also provide advocacy. Our services include benefits, entitlements, services, ADA consultation, Mental Health Advocacy Program, Traumatic Brain Injury Services, Minority Outreach Project, Transition Program for students with Disabilities.


Wildwood Programs Inc.
1190 Troy-Schenectady Road, Bldg 1
Latham, NY 12110

Agency Telephone: (518) 640-3400
Agency Fax: (518) 640-3401
Agency Web Address:  www.wildwood.edu

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Service Coordination
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Day Services
  • Pre-vocational Training
  • Recreation
  • Residential Habitation
  • Residential Services
  • Educational Services

Clientele Categories:

  • Individuals with Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • Learning Disabilities Association of New York State

Geographical Area Served:

  • Capital District, Upstate New York

Fees:

  • Medicaid
  • No fees charged
  • Fee for services

What is Wildwood Programs Inc.?

Wildwood Programs Inc. is a private, non-profit human service organization that provides an array of services to individuals with disabilities. Based on the mission of “working collaboratively with the community and families, Wildwood Programs empowers and enables children and adults with neurological impairments, learning disabilities, autism and other developmental disabilities to lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives”. Founded in 1967 by a group of parents, Wildwood has served several thousand individuals with disabilities in its extensive history.

Specifically, Wildwood Programs provides educational, family support, respite, supported employment, adult education, day habilitation, at-home residential habilitation, recreational, residential, service coordination, and educational consulting services to children, youth, adults, and their respective families, with an array of disabilities and needs.


WNY Independent Living Center

(formerly:Independent Living Center Buffalo)
Eugenia Ortiz
Sherrie Boyd
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Agency Telephone: (716) 836-0822
Agency Fax: (716) 835-3967
Agency TTY: (716) 836-0822
Agency Web Address: www.wnyilp.org/

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Community
  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Independent Living Centers
  • Action for Mental Health

Geographical Area Served:

  • Western New York

Fees:

  • Fees for some services

What is the WNY Independent Living Center?

The WNY Independent Living Center assists people with disabilities.  Services include finding housing, financial assistance, connections to vocational rehabilitation (VESID), transportation and everyday living skills.  In addition, Independent Living Centers advocates for people with disabilities and partners with community services.  Where services cannot be provided, Independent Living Centers will refer consumers to appropriate providers.


WSNCHS East, Inc. DBA South Oaks Hospital
Kristie Colden
Service Director
400 Sunrise Highway
Amityville, NY 11701

Agency Telephone: (631) 264-4000, ext 5044
Agency Fax: (631) 264-4000, ext 4509
Agency Web Address: www.south-oaks.org
Agency E-mail: info@south-oaks.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Catholic Health Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • Long Island, New York

Fees:

  • Fee for services.
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is South Oaks Hospital?

SOH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. It is a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, the New York State Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals, and the New York State Providers of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment. The Career and Educational Counseling Program is approved by the New York State Education Department and the Social Security Administration as a vendor of vocational rehabilitation services. As noted earlier, SOH has an extensive experience interfacing with both private and public organizations.

SOH's mission is to provide quality care with dignity and compassion to individual's and community. SOH provides education, advocacy, and treatment to support individual's in reaching their highest practicable levels of wellness and independence, while assisting as individual's safe timely return to work .

Our program is located one block from Nassau County transportation hub, two blocks from Suffolk County transportation hub and two blocks from the local train station, making our facility easily accessible via public transportation for clients who have no transportation.


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YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities
Michael Kramer
Director
460 W 34th St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Agency Telephone: (212) 273-6146
Agency Fax: (212) 273-6555
Agency Web Address: www.yai.org

Service Categories:

  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Community
  • Disabled Developmentally/Mentally
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • VESID
  • Dept. of Employment
  • NYCDMHMRAS

Geographical Area Served:

  • Metro NYC and Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is YAI?

YAI offers one of the nation's most comprehensive networks of direct services. These encompass day and evening services, children's services; family support services; job training and job placement, residential services; recreation and camping; primary health care, specialty services, and certified home health care. Programs and services are provided in a variety of community settings and at home.

YAI Employment Initiatives Department was found in 1985 with the opening of its flagship program in Manhattan. Since that time, YAI's Employment Initiatives Department has expanded to nine supported work training programs in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island, serving over 200 individuals each year.

In an effort to provide even more opportunities for people with disabilities to lead productive lives, YAI has established an affirmative business, The General Store, in which people with disabilities work side by side with non-disabled individuals.


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