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Abilities Inc.
Edwin M. Martin Jr. Career and Employment Institute
Linda Schramm
201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507

Agency Telephone: (516) 747-5400
Agency Fax: (516) 747-2046
Agency TTY: (516) 747-5355
Agency Web Address: www.ncds.org
Agency E-mail: lschramm@ewm.cei.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/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 Abilities, Inc.?

Abilities, Inc./Edwin R. Martin Jr. Career and Employment Institute (CEI) provides comprehensive services to help individuals with disabilities reach their employment goals.  CEI provides employment evaluation, training and placement services to more than 1,500 adults with disabilities each year.   CEI serves persons with a wide range of disabilities including learning, developmental, hearing and visual impairments, physical and emotional disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and health impairments.  CEI's training programs, which are approved by the New York State Department and are directed by business representatives include: business skills, PC applications, information technology, laboratory assistant training program, and steps toward employment program (retailing, assembly and clerical).


Abilities Inc.
Anita Zimmerman
201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507-1599

Agency Telephone: (516) 465-1546
Agency Fax: (516) 747-2046
Agency TTY: (516) 747-5355
Agency Web Address: www.ncds.org
Agency E-mail: azimmerman@abilitiesinc.org

Service Categories:

  • Job placement

Clientele Categories:

  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • Nassau County
  • Queens

Fees:

  • No fees charged

Abilities Inc. at the National Center for Disability Services
Francine Tishman
Executive Director
201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507-1599

Agency Telephone: (516) 465-1480
Agency Fax: (516) 465-3757
Agency TTY: (516) 747-5355
Agency Web Address: www.NCDS.org
Agency E-mail: tishman@business-disability.com

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Other: welfare-to-work

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • NYS Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA)
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
  • Inter-National Association of Business, Industry and Labor (I-NABIR)
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • PRIDE 2000 (Welfare-to-Work)
  • National Business and Disability Council (NBDC)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Greater New York metropolitan area including Nassau and Suffolk counties, Albany and Buffalo, New York through satellite programs.

Fees:

  • Fee for services.

What is Abilities, Inc. at the National Center for Disability Services?

Abilities, Inc. at the National Center for Disability Services, is a non-profit agency dedicated to facilitating integrated employment and full participation of persons with disabilities in their work and living communities.  Services are provided directly to youth and adults with disabilities, as well as to employers, insurance carriers, schools, colleges and other rehabilitation providers.

Services to adults include vocational assessments; training in business skills, Microsoft office specialist, laboratory assistant, retailing and office support, remediation in English and Math, and GED preparation; and employment services such as developing resumes and cover letters, completing applications, interview skills job placement assistance and follow-up as well as job coaching.


Access Resources
Judith Cohen
351 W. 24 St Ste9f
New York, NY 10011-1517

Agency Telephone: (212) 741-3758
Agency Web Address: www.mediate.com/accessresources/
Agency E-mail: judycohen@mediate.com

Service Categories:

  • Mediation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Employers
  • unions

Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association - Commission on Disability
  • CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium
  • ADA Mediation Guidelines
  • NYE & NYS Bar Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • National

Fees:

  • Fees for services

What is Access Resources?

Access Resources is a workplace mediation and training firm, specializing in the disability issues. Training services include: conflict management around disability issues, dispute resolution skills and disability awareness. Mediation of ADA disputes and facilitation of reasonable accommodation design are also available. Also, there is an edit online ADA mediation page www.mediate.com/adamediation/.


Action Toward Independence, Inc.
Rachel M. Bartlow-Pappas
Executive Director
130 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Agency Telephone: (845) 343-4284
Agency Fax: (845) 342-5269
Agency TTY: (845) 343-4284
Agency E-mail: ati@warwick.net

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing; Referral
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Parenting Programs

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Orange & Sullivan counties

Fees:

  • Fee charged for services
  • Medicaid
  • No fees charged

Adelphi University
Colleen Lewis
Coordinator
University Center 310, 1 South Ave
Garden city, NY 1135

Agency Telephone: (516) 877-3145
Agency Fax: (516) 877-3139
Agency Web Address: www.adelphi.edu
Agency E-mail: lewis@adelphi.edu

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Education

Clientele Categories:

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

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Adelphi University?

The Office of Disability Support Services provides services & accommodations to students with disabilities at Adelphi University, including various career preparation programs.


The Advocacy Center, Inc.
Jennifer Blais
590 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620

Agency Telephone: (716) 546-1700
Agency Fax: (716) 546-7069
Agency TTY: (716) 546-1700
Agency Web Address: www.advocacycenter.com
Agency E-mail: info@advocacycenter.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • 55 Counties of Upstate New York

Fees:

  • Medicaid - for case management
  • No fees charged - for all other services

What is the Advocacy Center, Inc.?

Vision Statement:
That people with disabilities, with their families and circles of support, are able to live a life of freedom, responsibility, and belonging.

That people with disabilities experience:

  • educational and vocational success
  • successful transition to life after high school
  • meaningful relationships
  • freedom to pursue individual goals
  • access to financial resources
  • meaningful employment
  • access to all areas of community life
  • adequate housing

Mission Statement: The Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization, located in New York State that educates, supports and advocates with people who have disabilities, their families, and circles of support.


Albany County ARC
Human Resource Partner (Supported Employment)
Jerry Petell, CSW
Coordinator of Community Employment Services
334 Krumkill Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159

Agency Telephone: (518) 459-0750
Agency Fax: (518) 459-0725
Agency Web Address: www.newvisionsofalbany.org/

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Capital District, Upstate New York

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
100 E. Hanover Ave., Suite 202
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927-2020

Agency Telephone: (973) 326-6789
Agency Fax: (973) 326-9467
Agency Web Address: www.selfhelpgroups.org
Agency E-mail: ashc@cyber.net

Service Categories:

  • information and Referral
  • Self-help groups

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • National

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the American Self-Help Clearinghouse?

For information on any national self-help group for your concern, call us at 973-326-8853 any weekday 9am to 5pm Eastern. For those with internet access, you can find national self-help group information at any time using our keyword-searchable database at www.selfhelpgroups.org


America Works
Caroline Cunningham
Vice President for Government Relations
575 Eighth Avenue, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10018

Agency Telephone: (212) 244-5627x143
Agency Fax: (212) 244-5628
Agency Web Address: www.americaworks.com

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City Metropolitan Area
  • Albany, NY
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Miami, FL

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is America Works?

America Works is an employment placement service for people receiving all forms of public assistance.  We briefly train participants on the expectations and challenges of work.  We then place participants in paying jobs that match their skills and interests.  The average wage for our jobs is $8.50/hour.  We work with over 500 companies.  After placement, we provide intensive case management, visiting the participants on the job weekly and coaching them on the professional and personal problems in their way.  Case managers work with small case loads of 20 participants at a time and provide support for a minimum of six months and indefinitely as needed.  We also refer participants out to receive social services, coordinating services with the job.


ANIBIC
Tara Wachswender
30-56 Whitestone Expressway
Flushing, New York11354

Agency Telephone: (718) 661-9423
Agency Fax: (718) 661-9438
Agency E-mail Address:  T.wachswender@ANIBIC.drg

Service Categories:

  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Geographical Area Served

  • Queens, NY 

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is ANIBIC?

VOICE, the Vocational Program of ANIBIC consists of Pre-Vocational and Supported Work Services.  The services are provided to assist individuals to develop the skills required to obtain and maintain employment in the competitive work force. The Pre-Vocational Assessment phase of the Vocational Program consists of job readiness, vocational counseling, evaluation, and assessment at a volunteer site.  Vocational Counseling and evaluation will begin upon entry to the program to assist individuals in overcoming barriers to work and determine interest, and ability, and skills relevant to their vocational placement. The Vocational Counselor will work with the consumer in making recommendations as to appropriate sites based on information obtained through evaluations, the vocational plan and the expressed interest of the consumer.   Once determined to be ready for placement, a referral is made to Supported Work.   Job Readiness training focuses on: Daily Living Skills, Career and Interest Exploration, Job Preparation, Self-awareness, Interview Skills, Work Assessment, Peer Support, and Communication Skills.  The Program is conducted Monday through Friday, 9:15 AM-3:20 PM.  ANIBIC's Supported Work program assists individuals to obtain paid employment through selective job placement.  Services include job placement, intensive on-site training, counseling, and advocacy.  The Supported Work program also consists of a Job Club one day per week to assist individuals in developing their own job seeking skills. 

The following are the minimum requirements for joining the VOICE program:

  • members must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Members must be able to travel by public transportation or capable of learning to travel with training.
  • Members must posses a true desire to participate in the Vocational Program and to enter the work force.
  • Members must also demonstrate a basic understanding of the working world and the responsibilities it holds. 

APNI, Inc.
Parent Training and Information Center
Carmen Selles De Villa
P.O. Box 21301
San Juan, PR 00928

Agency Telephone: (787) 763-4665
Agency Fax: (787) 765-0345
Agency E-mail: apnipr@prtc.net

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • Alliance Technical Assistance for Parents Center
  • National Parent Network on Disabilities
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • American Association for Mental Retardation

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is APNI?

APNI is a statewide nonprofit Parent Training and Information Center, serving parents of children with disabilities from birth to adulthood since1977.  The following services are offered to parents, students and professionals in public and private schools in Puerto Rico; individual information assistance, referrals, educational material for anyone who contacts the office or attends any of the workshops, a bi-annual newsletter and workshops and training sessions.

APNI has been providing high quality training to parents and professionals in Puerto Rico for over twenty years.  Project staff have developed collaborative relationships with organizations and agencies island-wide and nationally.  APNI has an active Board of Directors comprised of parents and educators.


The Arc of Middlesex County
Frank Adu
32 Ford Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850

Agency Telephone: (732) 247-8155
Agency Fax: (7326) 247-5590
Agency Web Address: www.arc-middlesex.org
Agency E-mail: arcmc@arc-middlesexi.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • The Arc of USA
  • Association for persons in support Employment

Geographical Area Served:

  • Middlesex County

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid

The ARC of New Jersey/Project HIRE
Frank De Lucca
Coordinator of Field Services
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Agency Telephone: (732) 246-2525
Agency Fax: (732) 214-1834
Agency Web Address: www.arcnj.org
Agency E-mail: info@arcnj.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • High School Students in School-to-Work Programs

Affiliations:

  • The ARC of the United States
  • National Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)
  • New Jersey APSE

Geographical Area Served:

  • Northern and Central New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is the ARC of New Jersey/Project HIRE?

The ARC of New Jersey/Project HIRE is a supported employment program designed to connect people with disabilities to integrated employment opportunities in their communities.  An individualized support network made up of a job developer,  job coach, co-workers and family is built around each consumer, and on-site training is provided to ensure proficiency and eventual work independence.


Arise Child and Family Service
Benefits Consultation
Jeremiah Fish
1065 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

Agency Telephone: (315) 472-3171
Agency Fax: (315) 472-9252
Agency E-mail: dvirgo@ariseinc.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Central New York State

Fees:

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

What is Arise, Inc.?

Arise Child and Family Service is a not-for-profit clinical and resource center dedicated to creating an all-inclusive community by promoting opportunity and choice through an extensive range of professional services available to people of all levels of ability including adults, children, families, and those in the business community.  We seek to fulfill our mission by maximizing opportunities in all aspects of life through consulting, referral, and direct services to individuals including those living with physical, psychological, cognitive or sensory disabilities.


Aspire
(formerly: United Cerebral Palsy of Western New York)
2495 Main St. Suite 422
Buffalo, New York  14214

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.


Atlantic Care Behavioral Health
Human Resource Advantage
Francine M. Bates
1433 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Agency Telephone: (609) 441-3644
Agency Fax: (609) 348-1468

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Disability
  • Unemployed
  • Those who need assistance staying employed

Affiliation:

  • NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Geographical Area Served:

  • Atlantic County, NJ

Fees:

  • Some fees charged

What is Atlanticare Behavioral Health Human Resource Advantage?

Human Resource Advantage is a supported employment program providing community-based vocational services to persons with barriers to employment.  We do this by innovatively assisting them in solving problems that have traditionally stood in the way of their choosing, securing, and retaining integrated, competitive employment.  These services include individual and group employment counseling, job development, marketing to area employers, setting up individual interviews, job coaching (if needed), and follow along services to increase job retention.


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Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation
Carmela M. Friedman
P.O. Box 723, 61 W. Simmie Leeds Rd. 
Pomona, NJ 08240-0723

Agency Telephone: (609) 748-5427
Agency Fax: (609) 652-7487
Agency E-mail Address: Lisar@Bacharach.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Evaluation

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployment

Affiliations

  • Work Force NJ Vocational Rehabilitation Service

Geographical Area Served

  • Atlantic Co., Cape May Co., Ocean Co., Cumberland Co.

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation?

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation offers a number of comprehensive, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and services designed for people with physical disabilities.  We provide organized, integrated rehabilitation programs that draw upon the expertise of many medical disciplines. This interdisciplinary team approach to treatment takes the patient's total functioning into account and ensures that careful, through rehab regimens are tailored to meet each patients individual needs.  As the only state-licensed comprehensive rehab hospital in Southwestern New Jersey, Bacharach's highly skilled treatment teams include, but is not limited to licensed physical therapists, registered occupational therapists, Doctorate and Master's level psychologists, Licensed Master's level audiologists, licensed Master's level vocational rehabilitation counselor, licensed Master's level speech pathologists, certified therapeutic recreation specialists, and certified prosthetists and orthotists.


Barrier Free Living:
Domestic Violence Program
Holly Devine
Director
270 East Second Street
New York, NY 10009-7815

Agency Telephone: (212) 533-4358
Agency Fax: (212) 673-5167
Agency Web Address: www.bflnyc.org/secretgarden.asp
Agency E-mail:  dvblnyc@aol.com
Agency TTY:  (212) 677-6669

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Homeless
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
  • Association of Service Providers for Homeless Adults
  • New York City Network Against Domestic Violence
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • United Way
  • Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Medicaid/Medicare

What is the Barrier Free Living?

Barrier Free Living is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.   BFL provides individuals with a comprehensive range of transitional shelter and counseling services that enables them to overcome the physical and emotional barriers that stand in the way of them living dignified, secure lives.

BFL's services are open to physically disabled New Yorkers and members of their families.  The services include:

  • a 48 bed transitional residence for homeless adults with disabilities;
  • a mental health clinic;
  • a domestic violence intervention program;
  • a mobile outreach team for homeless disabled people;

Barrier Free Living:
Manhattan/Staten Island BEOC Project
Angela Caula
Project Director
270 East Second Street
New York, NY 10009-7815

Agency Telephone: (212) 677- 6668 X154
Agency Fax: (212) 539-1526
Agency Web Address: www.bflnyc.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 677-6669

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Homeless
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
  • Association of Service Providers for Homeless Adults
  • New York City Network Against Domestic Violence
  • United Way
  • Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Barrier Free Living?

Barrier Free Living is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.   BFL provides individuals with a comprehensive range of transitional shelter and counseling services that enables them to overcome the physical and emotional barriers that stand in the way of them living dignified, secure lives.

BFL's services are open to physically disabled New Yorkers and members of their families.  The services include:

  • a 48 bed transitional residence for homeless adults with disabilities;
  • a mental health clinic;
  • a domestic violence intervention program;
  • a mobile outreach team for homeless disabled people;

Barrier Free Living:
Mental Health Clinic
Peter Moir
Associate Director
270 East Second Street
New York, NY 10009-7815

Agency Telephone: (212) 677- 6668 X167
Agency Fax: (212) 260-2309
Agency Web Address: www.bflnyc.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 677-6669

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Homeless
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
  • Association of Service Providers for Homeless Adults
  • New York City Network Against Domestic Violence
  • United Way
  • Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is the Barrier Free Living?

Barrier Free Living is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.   BFL provides individuals with a comprehensive range of transitional shelter and counseling services that enables them to overcome the physical and emotional barriers that stand in the way of them living dignified, secure lives.

BFL's services are open to physically disabled New Yorkers and members of their families.  The services include:

  • a 48 bed transitional residence for homeless adults with disabilities;
  • a mental health clinic;
  • a domestic violence intervention program;
  • a mobile outreach team for homeless disabled people;

Barrier Free Living:
Mobile Outreach Team
Angela Caula
Project Director
270 East Second Street
New York, NY 10009-7815

Agency Telephone: (212) 677- 6668 X154
Agency Fax: (212) 539-1526
Agency Web Address: www.bflnyc.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 677-6669

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Homeless
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
  • Association of Service Providers for Homeless Adults
  • New York City Network Against Domestic Violence
  • United Way
  • Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Barrier Free Living?

Barrier Free Living is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.   BFL provides individuals with a comprehensive range of transitional shelter and counseling services that enables them to overcome the physical and emotional barriers that stand in the way of them living dignified, secure lives.

BFL's services are open to physically disabled New Yorkers and members of their families.  The services include:

  • a 48 bed transitional residence for homeless adults with disabilities;
  • a mental health clinic;
  • a domestic violence intervention program;
  • a mobile outreach team for homeless disabled people;

Barrier Free Living:
Transitional Residence Program
Adela Castillo
Project Director
270 East Second Street
New York, NY 10009-7815

Agency Telephone: (212) 677- 6668 X125
Agency Fax: (212) 505-7792
Agency Web Address: www.bflnyc.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 677-6669

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Shelters

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Affiliations:

  • Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
  • Association of Service Providers for Homeless Adults
  • New York City Network Against Domestic Violence
  • United Way
  • Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid

What is the Barrier Free Living?

Barrier Free Living is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.   BFL provides individuals with a comprehensive range of transitional shelter and counseling services that enables them to overcome the physical and emotional barriers that stand in the way of them living dignified, secure lives.

BFL's services are open to physically disabled New Yorkers and members of their families.  The services include:

  • a 48 bed transitional residence for homeless adults with disabilities;
  • a mental health clinic;
  • a domestic violence intervention program;
  • a mobile outreach team for homeless disabled people;

Beacon of Hope House:
Boulevard Clubhouse Program
Yvonne Howe
Program Director
512 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10455

Agency Telephone: (718) 993-1078
Agency Fax: (718) 993-0216

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled: Mentally

Affiliations:

  • NYC Clubhouse Coalition
  • International Center of Clubhouse Development

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bronx

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Boulevard Clubhouse?

Boulevard Clubhouse provides a welcoming, safe environment for the mentally ill. They become known as "members" and are treated with respect. Their participation in the functioning of the Clubhouse enhances the sentiment that they are needed and appreciated here. We seek to provide members with experiences that mirror the community and prepare them successfully to meet these challenges when they are further integrated with the community at large. The stuff is multiracial and committed to the population we serve.

Traditionally, the day starts with both members and staff sharing breakfast. Members and staff are then separated into Four units: Maintenance, Food Service, Administrative and Member Services. The Work Order Day is programmed to parallel the normal working hours, this is essential to give members who are interested in independent employment in the future the stamina and confidence to work a full day. The Four Different Units engage members with a feeling of purpose and confidence.

All work in The Club is designed to help members regain their self-worth. The opportunity to train on Computers, Administration and/Maintenance, or Kitchen Services Unit is open to all. Clubhouse life is designed to strengthen and challenge each individual to reach their potential. Upon regaining their confidence members can return to the work force by obtaining transitional or supported employment through the Clubhouse Vocational Services.


Behavioral Health Services North:
Resources Unlimited Program
Gary Twiss
Supervisor
63 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Agency Telephone: (518) 562-9675
Agency Fax: (518) 561-9783
Agency E-mail Address: gtwiss@bnsn.org

Service Categories:

  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled
  • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Clinton County

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is the Behavioral Health Services North: 
Resources Unlimited Program?

The Resources Unlimited Program is a program of the agency,  Behavioral Health Services North.  It provides assessment, job development, on and off site supports and an extended program to individuals that are mentally challenged. 


Bergen County Division on Disability Services
Matt Ford, MPA, CSW
21 Main Street, Room 1134W
Court Plaza South
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Agency Telephone: (201) 646-3555
Agency Fax: (201) 489-9135
Agency TTY: (201) 646-3726
Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal Referral
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents (18 and over)
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • County of Bergen, NJ

Fees:

  • Some fees for services

Bergen County Special Services/Technical Schools/Career Crossroads
Maureen Kerne
11 Carol Court
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

Agency Telephone: (201) 343-6000 ext. 2399/2394
Agency Fax: (201) 996-0062
Agency TTY: (201) 646-9560
Agency Web Address: www.bergen.org
Agency E-mail: maurker@bergen.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bergen, Hudson, Passaic Counties, New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fee for specific courses

Blind Industries of Puerto Rico Public Corporation
("Corporación Pública Industrias de Ciegos de Puerto Rico")
José Sánchez
Financial Manager
PO Box 13382
San Juan, PR 00908-3382

Agency Telephone: (787) 721-3266
Agency Fax: (787) 724-4733
Agency E-Mail: corpciegos@hotmail.com

Service Category:

  • Manufacturing

Clientele Category

  • Adults
  • Physical/ Mental/Developmental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No fees charged

Affiliation:

  • Department of the Family

What is "Corporación Pública Industrias de Ciegos de Puerto Rico"?

This public corporation recruits and employs persons with mental or physical impairments that make it difficult for them to compete for jobs in private industry.


The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
University Affiliated Program/ University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Michael Knox
Deputy Director
355 George Street
P.O. Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688

Agency Telephone: (732) 235-9300
Agency Fax: (732) 235-9330
Agency TTY: (732) 235-9328
Agency E-mail: knox@umdnj.edu

Service Categories:

  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Technical Assistance
  • Interdisciplinary education of students and fellows

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental Disabilities
  • Families
  • State and non-profit agencies

Affiliations:

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • American Association of University Affiliated Programs

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fees for services/grants/contracts

What is the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities?

The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities -- The University Affiliated Program (UAP) of New Jersey, UMDNJ -- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, valuing the diversity, dignity and worth of all people, promotes the full membership and contribution of children and adults with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.

Through partnerships and collaborations, the Boggs Center UAP fulfills this mission in a culturally competent manner by providing community training and technical assistance, interdisciplinary preservice preparation of students and fellows, and dissemination of information, research findings and educational materials. 

The Boggs Center UAP is part of a national network of UAPs sponsored by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, ACF and the Department of Health and Human Services.


Bridgeway INC/Partial Care
Dave D' Antonio
567 Morris Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Agency Telephone: (908) 355-7200
Agency Fax: (908) 355-8853
Agency E-mail: bridgeway@access1.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Addictions
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Disabilities
  • Men
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Union County

Fees:

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

Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services
Leslie Klein
285 Schermerhorn
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Agency Telephone: (718) 310-5600
Agency Fax: (718) 855-1517
Agency TTY: (718) 852-9843
Agency E-mail: placement@bbcs.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Entitlements
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Unemployed

Fees:

  • Medicaid

What is the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services?

The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service has for the past 133 years met the pressing human needs of children, families and disabled men and women throughout Brooklyn. Our goal is to help strengthen our communities.

Presently serving more than 15,000 individuals annually, the Brooklyn Bureau is one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit social services agencies. The agency's programs protect and support the healthy emotional and academic development of children, strengthen families and enable them to remain together, and help disabled adults build lives of productivity and dignity.

Today, the Bureau operates from 21 sites in Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, East New York and Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Brooklyn Parents Advocacy Network
Nuris Jean - Baptiste
Pres/CEO
279 E 57 St (PH)
Brooklyn, NY 11203-4801

Agency Telephone: (718) 629-6299
Agency Fax: (718) 629-5338

Service Category:

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

Clientele Category:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • All of Brooklyn

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Brooklyn Parents Advocacy Network?

Brooklyn Parents' Advocacy Network Inc., was established to enable families to become informed, effective participants and partners in the educational and other service programs of their loved ones with disabilities.

Brooklyn Parents' Advocacy Network Inc., will provide families whose loved ones have disabilities and chronic illness with information, support and training regarding; physical and mental disorders, blindness, deafness, developmental disabilities, and mental retardation. B.P.A.N. will teach strategies for successful parent and school collaboration on relevant issues. The organization is a non-profit organization, to operate exclusively for charitable purposes.

Physical and mental disorders, blindness, deafness and developmental disabilities. Strategies for successful parents and school collaboration. Other relevant disability and education issues.


Bronx Independent Living Services
Bobbi Linn
3525 Decatur Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Agency Telephone: (718) 515-2800
Agency Fax: (718) 515-2814
Agency TTY: (718) 515-2803
Agency Web Address: www.bils.org
Agency E-mail: nysfcpc@idt.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Housing Information
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Bronx Independent Living Services?

Bronx Independent Living Services is a not-for-profit community based agency serving people with disabilities.  Service includes advocacy in the area of housing issues (landlord-tenant), rental issues, and when necessary, appearing in housing court with a consumer.  We also provide information on and referrals to affordable housing, such as applications and names of management that provide affordable housing.


Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
Marie C. Marchan
285 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Agency Telephone: (718) 310-5600
Agency Fax: (718) 855-1517
Agency TTY: (718) 310-5865
Agency E-mail: MCMarchan@Yahoo.com

Affiliations:

  • Business Advisory Council
  • VESID- State Education Department
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Coalition of Mainstream Employment

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Entitlements
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Psychiatric Day Treatment
  • Counseling
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

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

Fees:

  • Medicaid
  • No fees charged

What is Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service?

The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service is one of the borough's oldest and largest not for profit social service agency, providing a broad range of programs to children, families and adults throughout the borough of Brooklyn.

The Adult Rehabilitation Services Department provides vocational evaluation, skills training and placement services to individuals with disabilities. The vocational aptitude of each participant is thoroughly evaluated. Participants then enroll in one of the vocational training programs. The Bureau provides training in the following vocational areas: retail store, food service, porter maintenance, assembly packaging, messenger service, clerical support, and shipping and receiving. Counseling and support services are simultaneously provided. Through training, participants gain marketable skills, learn appropriate work place behaviors, and develop the abilities needed to secure and maintain mainstream employment. Bureau Job Developers arrange for graduates to fill available positions of employment in the private sector. Transitional job coaching and supported employment services are available.

The Bureau offers pre-vocational services geared to community integration. Project Moving On, a continuing day program, provides participants comprehensive mental health services while gaining independent living skills in a supported environment. At Metro club and East New York Clubhouses, participants develop socialization, daily living and basic vocational skills. Other community based programs available to the developmentally disabled include day habilitation and residential habilitation. Service coordination is an integral part of these services.

The Bureau offers transitional housing to homeless women with mental illness.


Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc.
Migdalia Macsam / David Kadish
2044 Ocean Avenue Suite B-3
Brooklyn, New York11230

Agency Telephone: (718) 998-3000
Agency Fax: (718) 998-3743
Agency E-mail Address:  SHARON@BCID.ROG or ADVOCATE@BCID.ORG
Agency TTY: (718) 998-7406

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Entitlements
  • Transportation
  • Peer Support
  • Youth Program

Service Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • The Association of Independent Living Centers in New York
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • Non-Profit Coordinating Committee
  • Human Services Council of New York City

Geographical Area Served:

  • Brooklyn 

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc.?

The Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc. (BCID) is a non-profit grass roots organization represented by a majority of people with disabilities. We exist to improve the quality of the life of Brooklyn residents with disabilities through programs that empower them to gain greater control of their lives and achieve full and equal integration into society.  We accomplish this through our services, our advocacy for systems change to remove physical, attitudinal and communication barriers to people with disabilities and through our education and awareness programs.  Based on a self-help model, our primary services include: disability rights advocacy; peer support; resource information and referral; housing advocacy; independent living skills consultation; government benefits information and advocacy; as well as information on the civil rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities.   Many of our staff members, board members and volunteers have disabilities themselves and so are viable role models for people with disabilities.  As a member of the National Council on Independent Living and the Association of Independent Living Centers in New York, BCID is in a position to advocate on many levels for people with disabilities. Our position in the disability community combined with our programs and services designed to educate and empower people with disabilities, places BCID in a unique position to enable with disabilities to achieve and affirm their independence.


Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS):
Working Community Program
Paul W. Shumsker
Director
25 Chapel Street Suite 1200
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Agency Telephone: (718) 222-1808 x153
Agency Fax: (718) 222-1808

Affiliations:

  • NYC DMH (Metro NYC)
  • NYS OMH (Statewide)
  • NYC DHS (Metro NYC)
  • HUD (National)

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Brooklyn 

Fees:

  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • No fees charged

What is Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS)?

BCHC is a non-sectarian, non-profit agency providing housing and supportive services to individuals and families.  Its mission is to help homeless and/or mentally ill people achieve self-reliance and independence.  BCHS, originally known as Pastoral and Educational Services, was founded in 1979 in response to President Jimmy Carter's urgent call for community based solutions to the de-institutionalization and pending homelessness of mentally ill individuals. 

From a beginning of 24 scatter-site apartment beds, the agency developed a unique special needs housing complex in 1991 known as Brooklyn Gardens.  It provides temporary housing of six months for single homeless, chronically psychiatrically disabled men and women; and permanent SRO rooms and services for 74 formerly homeless adults.  As the scatter-site apartment program continued to grow, BCHS developed the "Rebuilding Our Workforce" program in 1995 funded by HUD to assist formerly homeless individuals to prepare for employment.  In 1997 BCHS launched a new housing and employment project funded by HUD and known as "Bridge to Home" for homeless adults with histories of substance abuse leaving the shelter.  The agency is continuing to broaden the scope of its vocational rehabilitation and employment services available to all its consumers through the support of its Working Community Program.


Brooklyn Peer Advocacy Project
Isaac Brown
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Agency Telephone: (718) 875-7744
Agency Fax: (718) 243-0763
Agency E-mail: bbazaar250@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

  • Mental Health

Geographical Area Served:

  • Brooklyn, NY

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Brooklyn Peer Advocacy Project?

The Brooklyn Peer Advocacy Project is the first borough-wide self-help and empowerment program run by mental health service recipients for mental health service recipients.  Funded by a mental health community reinvestment grant, the Project offers self-help groups, empowerment and self-advocacy training, and provides information, referrals, and hands on assistance to individuals seeking access to benefits and other community resources.


Business Outreach Center Network, Inc:
Disability Jam Program
Deborah Yanagisawa
Producer
529 East 12th Street, Apt. D-1
New York, NY 10009

Agency Telephone: (212) 982-2893
Agency Fax: (718) 246-1881
Agency E-mail:  dyanagis@worldnet.att.net
Agency Web Address:  www.bocnet.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Other:  Small business development/media communications

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • Association for Enterprise Opportunity
  • New York City Department of Business Services
  • Self Advocates Tribes
  • Disabled in Action

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Business Outreach Center Network?

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC Network) is a multi-community program dedicated to helping isolated entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses.

Disability Jam was made possible through funding from the NYS Council on the Arts.   Disability Jam is a radio magazine series presenting political and cultural issues of concern to the disability communities and wider listening audience.  The program examines the social, political, economic and educational controversies evoked by events both inside and outside the disability movements.  Disability Jam networks with organizations and individuals with shared concerns to develop and initiate programming.


Butterfly Property Management
Mark Duffy
Director Economic Development
11 Spring Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

Agency Telephone: (732) 780-1175
Agency Fax: (732) 780-8977
Agency E-mail: mduffy@cspnj.com

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Support Services
  • Self-Help

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Community
  • Mental Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • New Jersey Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Services & Systems Change

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Butterfly Property Management?

Butterfly Property Management is a statewide supportive housing provider primarily to persons with diagnosis of major Mental illness. We also provide economic development services including Individual development accounts, Financial training, and small business incubation.

The agency is consumer run with an emphasis on decent, affordable, safe housing and using principles of self-help and wellness.


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Camden City Independent Living Center, Inc:
IL Program
Lorraine Culbertson
Executive Director
2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue, Suite #415
Camden, NJ 08104

Agency Telephone: (856) 966-0800
Agency Fax: (856) 966-0832
Agency E-mail:  ccilc@bellatlantic.net
Agency TTY:  (856) 966-0830

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • NJ Dept. of Human Services (State Office on Disability Services)
  • NJ Protection Agency
  • NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
  • Camden County Board of Social Services
  • Community Planning and Advocacy Council, (CPAC) Disabilities Subcoalition
  • Camden County Board of Social Services
  • Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity (Home Energy Asst.)
  • Camden City Housing Authority
  • Camden City Board of Education

Geographical Area Served:

  • Camden City, NJ

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Camden City Independent Living Center, Inc.,?

The Camden City Independent Living Center, Inc., is a grass-roots, private, non-profit organization of individuals with disabilities.   Its board and staff must be comprised of at least 51% people with disabilities.   The Camden Center has served Camden City since 1994.

The center is not a place where individuals with disabilities live.  Rather, it is an office and program where individuals with disabilities learn from each other and share abilities.  The foundation of our services is information, referral, counseling, advocacy, daily living skills, training, direct training and accessibility.

All services are confidential.


Camden County:  Office of the Disabled Consumer Services
Lewis R. Friedner
Division Director
600 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Agency Telephone: (856) 225-5232
Agency Fax: (856) 225-5154
Agency E-mail:  ccdcs@co.camden.nj.us
Agency TTY:  (856) 225-8889
Agency Web Address:  www.co.camden.nj.us

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Other:  PASP Homecare/ADA issues

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally

Geographical Area Served:

  • Camden County

Fees:

  • No fees charged for most programs.

What is the Camden County:  Office of Disabled Consumer Services?

The Office of Disabled Consumer Services is the lead governmental agency in Camden County, to identify services, provide information and be available to answer questions regarding issues of concern to persons with disabilities.   The Office of Disabled Consumer Services is available to assist residents in addressing an array of issues, questions and problems which are unique to persons with disabilities. 


Capital District Center for Independence, Inc.
Laurel Kelley
Executive Director
875 Central Ave, South 4
Albany, NY 12206  

Agency Telephone: (518) 459-6422
Agency Fax: (518) 459-7847
Agency Web Address: www.cdciweb.com
Agency TTY: (518) 459-6422

 

Service Categories:

    • Peer Advocacy
    • Information and Referral
    • Independent Living Skills Training
    • Client Assistance Program
    • Systemic Advocacy
    • Benefits Advisement
    • Disability Awareness & Sensitivity Training
    • Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
    • Housing
    • Ramp Program

Clientele Categories:

    • People with Disabilities and Their Family Members
    • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/Mentally

Affiliations:

    • ADA Committee NYS
    • National Council on Independent Living
    • New York Association on Independent Living

Geographical Area Served:

    • Albany & Schenectady County (New York State)

Fees:

    • No Fees Charged

What is the Capital District Center for Independence Inc.?

Capital District Center for Independence Inc. is a private not-for-profit (501(c)(3), community-based Independent Living Center (ILC), located in Albany, NY which provides non-residential services to over 1250 people with disabilities annually living in the Greater Capital District of New York State.  In addition to individual-based services, the Center works to educate the public, inform public officials, foster improvements in programs that serve people with disabilities, protect the civil rights of the disabled, and broaden access to employment, education, housing, transportation and social/recreational opportunities. 


Catholic Charities
Step by Step Clubhouse
Colleen Brown
Director
160 S. Third Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Agency Telephone: (315) 592-5598
Agency Fax: (315) 592-2867
Agency E-mail: SBSClub@TWCNY.RR.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation
  • Transitional Employment Program
  • Social Opportunities

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled: Mentally
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Certified program of the International Center for Clubhouse Development
  • Members of New York Association of Psych. Rehab Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • Oswego County NY

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Step by Step Clubhouse?

Step by Step is located in Fulton NY and provides a number of services to adults that are recovering from mental illness. SBS is a voluntary member run program that serves mental health consumers that reside in Oswego county. SBS has grown from a handful of member beginning in 1994 to an enrollment of 150 members 2001.

The clubhouse follows the ICCD (International Center for Clubhouse Development) standards and become a certified clubhouse in 2001. The standards require SBS to have 25% of the average daily attendance in a transitional employment placement. TE offers our members the opportunity to try work in a supportive setting. This means the members are trained by SBS staff or other members to work clubhouse placement.  These TE placements are 6 to 9 months long and provide the employers with 100% coverage. If a member can not work for any reason, a staff member works the placement free of cost to the employer.

The clubhouse is based on a work order day where members punch in and close what unit they would like to work in at the clubhouse. SBS has several work units to choose from and all members and staff work side by side to keep the clubhouse running.

Work Units:

  • The Kitchen/cafe serves daily low cost breakfast and lunches. This unit makes monthly menus, grocery shops, caters all clubhouse parties and helps members with dietary skills.
  • Membership outreach keeps the clubhouse statistics, provides outreach call., cards and visits to members that may need additional support. This unit also provides tours and orientation to new members.
  • Transitional Employment & education unit provides services explained above as well as assistance and support with educational goals. SBS hold employment dinners twice per month to celebrate and give support to those who work during the day and can not attend clubhouse. Employment dinners are a good opportunity for speakers to address the membership on a variety of topics such as how work effects funding, job search, resume writing and more.
  • Peer support and advocacy provides support to members in a social capacity with activities that are scheduled at monthly planning meetings by the members. Peer advocacy assist other with their personal goals and any other situation that needs support. Peer advocates look out for the legal and civil rights of mental health counselors.
  • Program Office handles the administration of the clubhouse, grant writing, evaluation of staff, and teaches office skills such as filing, faxing and letter writing. This unit also produces the Stepping Stone newsletter.

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens
Rose House/RCCA Club Innovation
William J. Ciccaroni
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
CBU#13
Queens Village, NY 11427

Agency Telephone: (718) 468-4700
Agency Fax: (718) 464-5640
Agency Web Address: www.ccbq.org

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Health

Affiliations:

  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Association of Community Living Agencies in Mental Health
  • New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • SSI/SSD/HR accepted

What is Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens:
Rose House/RCCA Club Innovation?

Rose House is a New York State Office of Mental Health certified congregate treatment residence operated by Builders for the Family and Youth (BFFY) to provide services to individuals with mental illness.  The program capacity is 168; 112 men and 56 women as presently organized and is a congregate care level two facility.  Approximately 200 individuals are served annually.   Services include:

  • 4 hour supervision
  • Case management and referral
  • Assistance in accessing entitled benefits
  • Health/mental health services management
  • Crisis support
  • Medication management
  • Dietary services and supervision
  • ADL assistance

  • Education development assistance
  • Vocational development assistance
  • AA,NA,Double Recovery groups
  • Psychosocial club
  • Recreation/ social/ leisure time activities
  • Room and board
  • Transportation for programmatically related activities

Catskill Center for Independence
Chris Zachmeyer
Executive Director

Laurene Reichardt
Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Coordinator
PO Box 1247
Oneonta, NY 13820

Agency Telephone: (607) 432-8000
Agency Fax: (607) 432-6907
Agency E-mail:  ccfi@wpe.com
Email:  ccfi@ccfi.us
URL:  ccfi.us
Agency TTY:  (607) 432-8000

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Benefits Advisement
  • Work Incentives Planning and Assistance
  • Work Readiness Programs for Out of School Youth
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Employability Skills Training

Clientele Categories:  

*    People with any type of disability at any age

*    Families and friend of people with disabilities

*    Employers, Business and Agency Representatives, State and Local Government Representatives, School Personnel

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled
    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Other: People with disabilities, their family and friends and the community.

Affiliations:

  • NYS Department of Education VESID
  • US Department of Education RSA  Delete
  • New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL)
  • New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC)
  • New York State Rehabilitation Council
  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
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Geographical Area Served:

  • Delaware-Otsego-Schoharie Counties in New York State. Delete
  • Depends on program

Fees:

  • No fees charged  Delete
  • Depends on Program

What is Catskill Center for Independence?

The Catskill Center for Independence, one of New York's 35 independent living centers is a community based advocacy agency serving the community as a catalyst for systems and individual change in order to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities while promoting choices and alternatives for independent living in our society.  We work with governments, agencies, schools, and businesses to bring about these changes with the ultimate goal of creating a barrier free society.  Centers for Independent Living are nonresidential. That means nobody lives at our center, and we do not own or operate housing for people with disabilities.  We provide programs and services for individuals with disabilities and their families designed to improve and enhance the lives of people with disabilities.


Center For Career Freedom
Penny Davis, M.A.
One East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601

Agency Telephone: (914) 288-9763
Agency Fax: (914) 683-9320
Agency Web Address: freecenter.org
Agency E-mail: pennydavis@freecenter.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Center for Career Freedom?

The Center was founded in 1998 for the purpose of facilitating the recovery and rehabilitation of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. All our staff are survivors and have extensive experience in business, as well as counseling and social work. This unique blend of skills provides our members with a caring and street smart approach to reaching their goals. We see our role as a partner, to assist our members in their recovery at their request and at their pace. With thirteen staff and volunteers, the Center assists over three-hundred fifty psychiatric disabled men and women from 21 to 75 years, with a variety of services.

Programs range from discharge planning at psychiatric hospitals, a Drop-In Center offering arts and crafts, music, meals, clothing, a food pantry, discussion groups, web surfing, desktop publishing, newsletters, cards, etc., a Certified MS/Office User Training Program: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook, vocational counseling and job development leading to competitive employment.

Unique features: 100% off our four Board and staff are survivors. Most staff have graduate degrees and middle management corporate (NYSE, Bell South, Pepsi Cola, Transamerica, etc.) or small business experience. The Center offers a computer as performance incentive to every member who achieves MS certification and is able to hold down a job for three months.

Support/Credentials include:

  • DCMH Drop-In Center/Case Management/Advocacy
  • Microsoft Certified Office User Training Center
  • NYS Department of Education Licensed Business School
  • DSS One Stop Workforce Training Provider
  • SSA Ticket-to-Work Employment Network

Center for Hearing and Communication
50 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Agency Telephone: (917) 305-7700
Agency Fax: (917) 305-7888
Agency TTY: (917) 305-7999
Agency E-mail: www.chchearing.org/
Agency Web Address: info@lhh.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Community
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Sensory-Deaf, Hard of Hearing

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York, New Jersey, Connecticut- no geographical restrictions

Affiliations:

  • New York State Department of Health
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • VESID
  • NYSRA
  • International Association of Counseling Services
  • American Speech & Hearing Association

Fees:

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

What is The League for the Hard Of Hearing?

The League for the Hard of Hearing is the oldest non-profit, out-of-hospital rehabilitation facility in the United States, serving over 22,000 adults, children, and infants each year. Though its multi disciplinary approach, including medical services, rehabilitation, education and counseling, the League improves the quality of life for individuals who are hard of hearing and deaf. The career development department provides educational/career counseling, pre-employment counseling, job development and placement, post employment counseling, workplace awareness training, tutoring for vocational enhancement, college preparatory readiness training and career mentoring. Services are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, evenings and Saturdays, all by appointment only.


Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc.
Sharon Shapiro-Lacks
841 Broadway, suite 205
New York, NY 10003

Agency Telephone: (212) 674-2300
Agency Fax: (212) 254-5953
Agency TTY: (212) 674-5619
Agency Web Address: www.cidny.org/cidnyweb/index.jsp
Agency E-mail: cidny1@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • NYSILC
  • National Council on Indep. Living
  • Assn. of IL Centers in NY

Geographical Area Served:

  • Manhattan, 110th Street and below

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc.?

The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc. (CIDNY) is a not for profit, non-residential independent living center located in Manhattan. CIDNY began operation in 1979 and was first of thirty-four independent living centers in New York State.

CIDNY adheres to the philosophy of the independent living movement, which is that people with disabilities are best able to help other disabled people. The majority of staff and the board of directors are themselves people with disabilities.

CIDNY's purpose is to help people with disabilities gain the skills and obtain the services they need to live independently in the community. The center is also legislatively mandated to affect changes within the community that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

The center provides services to individuals with a range of disabilities. Consumers requiring services can call the center for an intake.

Personal Assistance Care to eligible individuals with disabilities is provided by Living Services,  a separate non-profit affiliated with CIDNY.


Center for Independent Living of South Jersey, Inc.
Hazel Lee-Briggs
Executive Director
1200 Delsea Drive, Plaza 47, Suite 6
Westville, NJ 08093

Agency Telephone: (856) 853-6490
Agency Fax: (856) 853-6490
Agency E-mail: CILSJ@aol.com
Agency TTY:  (856) 853-7602

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Support Groups
  • Whatever is needed to provide assistance in choice of empowerment.

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • NCIL-National Association of Centers for Independent Living
  • SILC-New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Counsel
  • NJACIL-New Jersey Associates of Centers for Independent Living
  • New Jersey Associates Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Geographical Area Served:

  • Camden/Gloucester Counties

Fees:

  • No fees Charged

What is the Center for Independent Living of South Jersey, Inc.?

The Center for Independent Living of South Jersey, Inc. is a None residential, not for profit organization run for and primarily by persons with disabilities. Services provided information and referral, independent living skills training, individual peer and group support, advocacy, self advocacy, independent living skills training. Promoting changes in the community for a barrier free inclusive environment.


Center for Family Support
Programs:
Emergency Home Care
Service Coordination
Residential Habilitation
Shauna Papa
Director MSC, Waiver and Senior Services
333 7th Avenue 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Agency Telephone: (212) 629-7939 ext. 237
Agency Fax: (212) 239-2211

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Entitlements
  • Rehabilitation
  • Other:  Home Care/Respite

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • Department for the Aging (Metro NYC)
  • Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Metro NYC/Statewide)
  • Department of Health

Geographical Area Served:

  • Five boroughs of New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and  Westchester County.  

Fees:

  • Medicaid
  • No fees charged

What is the Center for Family Support (CFS)?

The Center for Family Support (CFS) is a not-for-profit human service agency established in 1954.  We provide a variety of in-home and residential services to individuals residing throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Westchester and New Jersey.   Administrative supervision is based out of our main office located at 333 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan and satellite offices located at the following:  88 New Dorp Plaza in Staten Island, 50 Clinton Street in Hempstead, Long Island and 795 Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. 

CFS creates custom-tailored programs for persons with traumatic brain injuries and developmental disabilities by listening to the individual and their family members.  Programs vary with the nature of the disability and the age of the person- but the approach remains the same:  listen first and develop recommendations second.


Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Michael Alvaro
Executive Vice President
Affiliate Services Office
90 State Street-Suite 929
Albany, NY 12207

Agency Telephone: (518) 436-0178
Agency Fax: (518) 436-8619
Agency Web Address: http://www.cpofnys.org
Agency E-mail: information@cpofnys.org , or Mr. Alvaro at malvaro@cpofnys.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • CP of NYS

Geographical Area Served:

  • 24 affiliate agencies serve all of New York State.

Fees:

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

What is Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State?

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS) was founded in 1946 by parents of children with cerebral palsy, who sought critically needed services from government, and envisioned the organization to be their voice and their advocate. From these early beginnings to the present day, CP of NYS has served this role. Under the leadership of family members and together with its Affiliates, CP of NYS constitutes a network of service providers and advocates for individuals with disabilities across New York State, focusing on both the state and national levels.


Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey:
Essex Properties Program
Karen Stack
Director of Housing
193 Hunterdon Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Agency Telephone: (973) 740-8610 ext. 212
Agency Fax: (973) 740-8616
Agency Web Address:  www.cpnj.org
Agency E-mail:  kstack@cpnj.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Newark, New Jersey 

Fees:

  • 30% income for rent.

What is the Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey:   Essex Properties?

The Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey: Essex Properties is a 24 unit apartment complex for individuals with disabilities and their families.   Tenants pay 30% of their income for rent.  A full-time social worker is available for case management, counseling, crisis intervention and training as per the needs of the tenants.


Children's Hopes and Dreams - Wish Fulfillment Foundation
Mariann or Luke
280 Rt. 46
Dover, NJ 07801

Agency Telephone: (973) 361-7366
Agency Fax: (973) 361-9927
Agency Web Address: www.helpingnow.org
Agency E-mail: chdfdover@juno.com

Service Categories:

  • fulfill dreams for children age 4-17 with life threatening illnesses

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • United States of America

Clear View Center Inc.
C.J. Heins
Director of Client Services
500 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Agency Telephone: (518) 435-9931
Agency Fax: (518) 435-9937

Service Category:

  • Addictions
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Category:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • 5 county capital district

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is Clear View Center Inc.?

Clear View Center, Inc. is the name of the Mental Health Association in Albany County. For more than 50 years the organization has provided services to people with serious mental illness. Clear view Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing outpatient, residential and vocational services to individuals and their families. Clear View Center also provides comprehensive case management services and community education.


Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
Jacob P. Bucher, Executive Director
Judy Florio, Northern Team Director
11 Spring Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

Northern Office:
404 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Southern Office:
1147 North New Road
Absecan, NJ 08201
Agency Telephone: (732) 780-1175
Agency Fax: (732) 780-8977
Agency E-mail: cspnj@bellatlantic.net

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Transportation
  • Self-help

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • Supportive Housing Association
  • Monarch Housing
  • Mental Health Association of New Jersey
  • Coalition of Mental Health Consumer Organizations

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc.?

Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. is a private not-for-profit agency.  The agency is directed, managed and staffed through the collaborative efforts of mental health consumers/survivors.  CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community-based services that promote responsibility and recovery.  This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs.

Our services include self-help centers, supportive housing, supportive services, property management, community education and training and systems advocacy.


Columbia University Center for Social Policy and Practice in the Workplace
Lauren Gates
Research Director
Columbia University School of Social Work
622 West 113 Street
New York, NY 10025

Agency Telephone: (212) 854-5173
Agency Fax: (212) 854-2975
Agency E-mail: sa12@columbia.edu

What is the Columbia University Center for Social Policy and Practice in the Workplace?

The Center for Social Policy and Practice in the Workplace (Workplace Center). a research, program development, consultation and training institute operating as an integral part of Columbia University, was established in 1969.   Its mission is to study conditions at the workplace and in the community that place populations at risk of losing their employment, or of being able to secure employment, and to develop program responses to its findings.  Funded by public and private sources, the Workplace Center has a history of helping corporations, trade unions and social agencies and facilities deal with workforce issues including disability, gender integration, domestic violence, diversity, and substance abuse, among others.  Recent Center projects include several studies funded by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to identify the workplace consequences of disability, and a pilot study funded by New York Community Trust to explore the effectiveness of an intervention developed from an NIDRR project.  The Center director is Dr. Sheila H. Akabas, an internationally renowned expert, scholar and author on social issues in the workplace.


Community Access Unlimited:
Employment Program
Bea Brandt
Assistant Executive Director
Carroll Mrowcki
Employment and Rehabilitation Services Administration
80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202-1447

Agency Telephone: (908) 354-3040
Agency Fax: (908) 354-2665
Agency E-mail: info@caunj.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • AAMR (National)
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities (Statewide New Jersey)
  • Division of Youth and Family Services (Statewide New Jersey)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Basically Union County for employment; other services are statewide.

Fees:

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

What is the Community Access Unlimited:   Employment Program?

Community Access Unlimited is a private, not-for-profit social service agency that has been committed to providing residential and support services to people with disabilities since 1979.  The agency started with a grant of $90,000 to move 20 people out of state-run institutions into the community.   Twenty-one years later, CAU continues to support people with disabilities, providing them with the supports necessary to live meaningful and satisfying lives integrated into their community.

CAU offers:

  • Individualized Support Services
  • Residential Services
  • Recreation and Education Services
  • Employment Services
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Case Management Services
  • Professional Services (R.N., Psychologists, etc.)
  • Fee-for-service programming

Community options, Inc.
Michele LaCouture
Executive Director
1133 Broadway Suite 619
New York, NY 10010

Agency Telephone: (212) 242-4422
Agency Fax: (212) 242-0256
Agency Web Address: www.comop.org
Agency E-mail: michelelacouture@comop.org

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled:

    • Developmentally
    • Men
    • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • All 5 Boroughs and Westchester City

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is Community Options, Inc.?

Community Options of New York City provides services to individuals with disabilities to live independently in their own home and secure employment in the community. The office supports people living in all the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County. The program is designed to provide the supports that individuals with developmental disabilities require to remain in their own home, socialize within the community, return to work, and maintain a level of independence with self-care and activities of everyday life.

Community Options, Inc. is a New York State Department of Health approved provider agency. Support services offered include service coordination, independent living skills training and development, home and community support and respite care. In addition to these services, Community Options will assist individuals and families with accessing any services available through local, state and federal programs. Staff has a vast amount of knowledge and experience with different types of disabilities. As a result, Community Options understands the need to modify the services provided and the method of implementing services in order to effectively meet each individual's unique needs.


Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled Inc:
Supported Employment  Program
Sandia Kuoleivicz-Vlrich
Supported Employment Coordinator
452 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

Agency Telephone: (716) 883-8888 X166
Agency Fax: (716) 883-2065
Agency TTY:  (716) 883-3112

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Geographical Area:

  • Western New York

Fees:

  • Fees for services/Medicaid/Medicare

What is the Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled Inc.?

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled has been a significant contributor to the Western New York community for more than 27 years.  Originally, we served the developmentally disabled population as a social service program under People Inc.'s umbrella and later became a separate department within the agency in the early 1970's.

Our mission is to provide or obtain services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Western New York, which will:  

Assist in achieving their highest level of independent living.  Enable their fullest participation in society, ensure that their civil and human rights are protected and promote their ability to be productive, contributing members of the community. 


Community Service Society
Public Benefits Resource Center
Diane Wenzler
105 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

Agency Telephone: (212) 614-5473
Agency Fax: (212) 614-9441
Agency Web Address: www.cssny.org
Agency E-mail: dwenzler@cssny.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

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

Fees:

  • Fees for training and publications

What is the Community Service Society Public Benefits Resource Center?

The Public Benefits Resource Center (PBRC) of the Community Service Society of New York is a single source of information, training and case assistance on a full range of government benefit programs.  The Center maintains information on over 70 government benefit programs including income assistance, medical care, food programs and child care.  It provides in-depth expertise on major programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, public assistance, and Social Security.  PBRC offers four different areas of service: training, publications, telephone consultation, and public benefit counseling.


Compeer of Steuben County
Ellen Stephens
Director
7454 Seneca, Road North
Horvell, NY 14843

Agency Telephone: (607) 324-2483
Agency Fax: (607) 324-3883

Service Categories:

  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Steuben County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Compeer?

Who Are We?
Compeer is a not-for-profit companionship program that is based on the concept that a volunteer's friendship and support can offset the loneliness and isolation that accompany mental illness. the help that persons coping with emotional problems need is often more than traditional therapy can offer. They need the support of a friend. They need a Compeer volunteer.

What Does Compeer Do?
Compeer recruits, screens, and matches trained volunteers in one-on-one friendship relationships with adults receiving mental health treatment. Volunteers become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for their Compeer friends.


Consorcio del Noroeste
Angel Figueroa Medina
Human Resource, Director
515 Avenida Victoria
PO Box 992
Aguadilla, PR 00605-0092

Agency Telephone: (787) 882-2500
Agency Fax: (787) 882-1555
 
Geographical Area Served:

  • Northwest, PR

Fees:

  • Fees for training
  • No Fees charged

What is the Conscorio del Noroeste?

Our Local Northwest Area, was designated by our Governor, to administrate the Federal Funds of the Workforce Investment Act of August 7, 1998, "WIA". To serve the municipalities of: Aguada, Aguadilla, Anasco, Isabela, Moca, Rincon, and San Sebastion.

The activities and service under the Workforce Investment Act "WIA", are directed to serve young people, adults, and employed that need these services to retain their jobs. Also, unemployed and displaced workers. It offers young people and adults a range of activities that enable them a suitable way to face the challenges of the labor market, providing them necessary information and orientation to reach occupational goals.


Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc.
Margaret Wong 
156 William Street 7th Floor
New York, New York 10038

Agency Telephone: (212) 577-5512
Agency Fax: (212) 577-5517
Agency E-mail Address: MWongCGS@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Entitlements
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • VESID
  • OMRDD
  • NYCDMH, MR & AS
  • United Way of NY City

Geographical Area Served:

  • 5 boroughs of New York and Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc.?

Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc. (CGS) is a non-profit agency with two centers in New York City (Manhattan).  Since 1974, we've helped launch developmentally disabled adults on great careers in such fields as retail, mailroom/messenger, food service, technology, nursing assistant/home health aide hospitality (hotel jobs.)  We also offer vocational counseling, psychotherapy, speech/communication therapy, academic skills classes, occupational therapy and social work services - all in one place!  We start everyone out with a 15 day evaluation to find out what they do best; then we recommend either a 195-day training program, our pre-vocational class, supported employment or our Clerical Work Activity Center (sheltered employment). Our training covers everything they need to succeed in any job; dress and grooming, getting along with supervisors and co-workers, workplace behavior and what to expect at work.  Once they're in a training program, we send them out on internships where they use what they've learned in our classes and get firsthand experience in their future careers. And very often, those internships become paid jobs once the student graduates from CGS! Placement and lifetime follow-up services await our graduates.   And it's all free!  Our graduates are now working in law firms, major corporations, hospitals, department stores, fine hotels, restaurants and health clubs. We're always updating to insure that CGS graduates are poised to take full advantage of the 21st century job market!


Corporation for Supported Housing
New York -- Employment
Nicole LaCorte
Program Officer
John Rio
Program Director
50 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Agency Telephone: (212) 986-2966
Agency Fax: (212) 986-6552
Agency Web Address: www.csh.org
Agency E-mail: john.rio@csh.org, nicole.lacorte@csh.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Training

Affiliations:

  • Department of Homeless Services/Housing Preservation and Development
  • Center for Urban Community Services
  • Baley House
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Homes for the Homeless
  • Housing Works
  • Praxis Housing
  • There's No Place Like Home
  • Urban Pathways

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York
  • CSH operates offices in the following states as well: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey and Ohio

What is the Corporation for Supportive Housing?

The Corporation for Supportive Housing is the first national intermediary dedicated to strengthening the supportive housing industry.   CSH provides grants, loans and technical assistance to nonprofit developers, facilitates national innovation exchange, leverages substantial corporate financing and works with every level of government to coordinate the process of building more and better supportive housing so that America can put an end to homelessness for its most disenfranchised citizens. 

CSH's mission is to build a network of locally based nonprofit housing and service providers competent and qualified to develop and operate supportive housing on a scale that will have a discernible impact on the need.

Employment
Once people are stable and housed, their first priority is to find work.  But tenants face myriad barriers including lack of training, lack of access, lack of supports, and lack of appropriate jobs.  Increasingly, supportive housing providers, assisted by CSH's Next Step: Jobs initiative, are helping tenants reconnect to the working world.  These organizations provide education, job training and coaching, interview preparation, in-house employment, jobs in other non-profit businesses and linkages to mainstream employment. 


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D.A.W.N. Inc.
Carmela Slivinski
Acting Executive Director
400 South Main Street
Suite 3
Wharton, NJ 07885

Agency Telephone: (973) 361-5666
Agency Fax: (973) 361-7086
Agency E-mail:  DAWNINC@NAC.NET
Agency TTY:  (973) 361-6032

Service Category:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment referrals
  • Rehabilitation/Vocational referrals
  • Housing referrals
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal Referrals
  • Rehabilitation Referrals
  • Shelter Referrals
  • Transportation Referrals

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • New Jersey United Way

Geographical Area Served:

  • Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties of New Jersey.

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is D.A.W.N. INC?

D.A.W.N. Inc.,  a Center for Independent Living, is a community-based, consumer-controlled, and consumer-run organization for people with disabilities and their families living in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties.

Centers for Independent Living (CIL's) are a place where a person, usually with a disability, can go to learn about available options that will help them choose or determine how they will live, work and play in society.

Independent Living Services helps to break down the physical, social and attitudinal barriers that prevent persons from achieving their highest level of independent activity and participation in society.


DebRA Of America
Kari McGrath
Registered Nurse
40 Rector Street Suite 1403
New York, NY 10006

Agency Telephone: (212) 513-4090
Agency Fax: (212) 513-4099
Agency Web Address: www.debra.org
Agency E-mail:  kmcgrath.debra@exario.net

Service Category:

  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Disabled: Physically
  • All reasons afflicted

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nationwide

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is DebRA Inc.?

DebRA of America is a not-for-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for those persons affected by EB and their respective families. DebRA stands for the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association.

Epidermolysis Bullosa is a rare genetic skin disease that cause blisters and fragility of skin and mucus membranes. There are three main types of EB with subtypes that vary in degrees of severity .

People with Epidermolysis Bullosa can suffer with mild to severe discomfort, disfigurement and many times death.

In addition, DebRA of America promotes and supports research for EB, assists in locating social, medical and genetic counseling. Provides educational material to health professionals and caregivers and increases public awareness about EB.

You can each the DebRA nurse by dialing 212-513-4096. Out of the NY metropolitan area the toll free number is 1-977-88-DebRA   via e-mail kmcgrath.debra@exario.net


Department of Health and Senior Services
Elizabeth Collins
Public Health Consultant
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-3064

Agency Telephone: (609) 777-7778
Agency Fax: (609) 292-9288
Agency TTY: (609) 292-5676
Agency E-Mail: Elizabeth.Collins@doh.state.nj.us
Agency Web Address:  www.state.nj.us/health/

Service Category:

  • Case Management
  • Information and referral

Clientele Category:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • State of New Jersey Case management unit in each of the twenty-one counties.

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Department of Health and Senior Services?

    Special Child, Adult and Early Intervention is a ate program that is part of the Department of Health and Senior Services. The program's mission is to ensure that all people with special health care needs have access to comprehensive, community-based, culturally competent family-centered care.
    Special Child Health is a Title V funded program. Each county has a Case Management Unit that provides case management services to children, ages birth to 21 who have developmental disabilities, birth defects, or chronic illnesses and disorders that may interfere with normal growth and development.


Department of Medical Assistance & Health Services (Medicaid) of N.J.
Dr. Conrad E. Bell
Medical Consultant
CN-712
Trenton, NJ 08625-712

Agency Telephone: (609) 588-2935
Agency Fax: (609) 588-7343

Clientele Categories:

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

Department of Veterans Affairs:
New York Harbor Healthcare System
Veterans Industries Program
James R. Morris, CSW
Coordinator
40 Flatbush Avenue Extension 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Agency Telephone: (718) 439-4314
Agency Fax: (718) 439-4315
Agency E-mail:  james.morris22med.va.gov

Service Category:

  • Addictions
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Homeless
  • Rehabilitation
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs

Fees:

  • No fees charged

DIAL Inc:
Information and Referral Program
John Petix Jr.
Executive Director
66 Mt. Prospect Avenue
Building C
Clifton, NJ 07013-1918

Agency Telephone: (973) 470-8090
Agency Fax: (973) 470-8171
Agency TTY: (973) 470-2521
Agency E-mail:  dial_inc@yahoo.com

Service Category:

  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Newark, Essex County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is DIAL Inc.?

DIAL, Inc. is a non-residential independent living center which is self-governed by persons with disabilities.  It is designed to develop a person's independent living skills with the ultimate goal of the disabled person becoming an active citizen within an integrated society.

DIAL, Inc. offers the following services of Information and Referral; Peer Counseling; Peer Support Group; Volunteer Peer Support Friendship Hot-Line; Advocacy; Independent Living Plan Project and Independent Living Skills Training to the disabled population.

In addition, the agency offers a Deaf Outreach Program, Community Education/Minority Outreach and Recreation/Social Activities.  Four times a year the informational newsletter, "The Answer" is produced to keep interested persons aware of the activities of DIAL, Inc.


DIAL Inc./Newark Community Outreach Program
Robert Camacho, CSW
193 Hunterdon St. #113
Newark, NJ 07103

Agency Telephone: (973) 242-0637
Agency Fax: (973) 242-2618
Agency TTY: (973) 624-6900

Service Category:

  • Information and Referral

Clientele Category:

  • Developmental/Emotional/Physical Disabilities

Affiliations:

  • DVR, United Way

Geographical Area Served:

  • Essex County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is DIAL Inc.?

DIAL Inc. is an Independent Living Center which assists all persons with disabilities with information and referrals, peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skill training, deaf outreach, as well as recreational and social activities.  DIAL accepts membership fees for recreation and social events, although social services are free. 


Dial Inc:
Newark Office
Frances Grant
Community Outreach Coordinator
DVRS 124 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101

Agency Telephone: (973) 470-8090
Agency Fax: (973) 470-8171
Agency TTY: (973) 470-2521
Agency E-mail:  dial_incnewark@yahoo.com

Service Category:

  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • Newark, Essex County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is DIAL Inc.?

DIAL Inc. is a non-residential independent living center which is self-governed by persons with disabilities.  It is designed to develop a person's independent living skills with the ultimate goal of the disabled person becoming an active citizen within an integrated society.

DIAL, Inc. offers the following services of Information and Referral; Peer Counseling; Peer Support Group; Volunteer Peer Support Friendship Hot-Line; Advocacy; Independent Living Plan Project and Independent Living Skills Training to the disabled population.

In addition, the agency offers a Deaf Outreach Program, Community Education/Minority Outreach and Recreation/Social Activities.  Four times a year the informational newsletter, "The Answer" is produced to keep interested persons aware of the activities of DIAL, Inc.


Different Roads to Learning
Julie Azuma
12 W. 18th Street 3 East
New York, NY 10011

Agency Telephone: (212) 604-9637
Agency Fax: (212) 206-9329
Agency Web Address: www.difflearn.com
Agency E-mail: julie@difflearn.com

Service Categories:

  • Products for ABA

Clientele Categories:

  • Children
  • Community
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • ASA
  • NYFAC
  • ACES
  • FEAT

Geographical Area Served:

  • Global

Fees:

  • Fees for Products

What is Different Roads to Learning?

A catalog for children diagnosed with autism. The products are used for applied behavioral analysis.


Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped
Roslyn Brilliant
Executive Director
352 Park Ave. South, Suite 703
New York, NY 10010

Agency Telephone: (212) 532-6740
Agency Fax: (212) 532-6740
Agency Web Address: disabledandalone.org
Agency E-mail: disabledandalone@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Future Care Planning
  • Service Delivering for People with Disabilities

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • USA

Fees:

  • Fees for Services
  • Trust Funds

What is Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped?

Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped, Inc. provides the following services:

  1. Education
    Our public education, especially You Can't Replace a Mother, But..., raise awareness about the special needs of aging disabled people and the essentials of the future planning for a person with a disability, and teach families how to create a future care plan for a family member with a disability.
  2. Planning
    Using our Parents Planning Journal, our advocates collect vital, irreplaceable, comprehensive and unique information about the person with a disability so that future care givers can make informed and appropriate decisions.
  3. Service Delivery
    Our advocates and staff provide direct services of advocacy and care for persons with disabilities (according to the person's needs and family's wishes) after their parents are gone or unable continue the care they provided when they were young and healthy.

Our mission is to fulfill the promise of a secure and happy "later life" for each disabled person and family.


DRS & Associates
Chris Banks, MA
Job Placement Coordinator
3735 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14225

Agency Telephone: (716) 633-7138
Agency Fax: (716) 633-4009
Agency E-mail:  3735DSR@AOL.COM

Service Category:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation/Vocational
  • Other (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Clientele Category:

  • Adults
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • International Association of rehabilitation Professionals
  • (Statewide/National/International)
  • Office of Vocational and Educational Services for People with Disabilities (Western New York)
  • American Board of Disability Analysts (National)
  • National Rehabilitation Association.

Geographical Area Served:

  • Western New York

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is DRS & Associates?

DRS & Associates is a 20 year old job development and direct placement program targeted to disabled consumers.  DRS & Associates accelerates qualified job market ready consumers into successful direct job placement as quickly as possible while providing available individualized support services as needed to insure placement success as well as follow-up services to insure job retention. 
DRS focuses on direct placement through provision of job and networking leads by DRS counselors and staff to program participants, continuous coaching and feedback of consumers, including weekly goal monitoring and provision of any array of resources such as office space, clerical support, telephone/fax and prospecting lists to support services including job search and direct placement. 


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Eastern Impaired Children's Foundation
("Fundación Pro-Niños Impedidos de Oriente, Inc.")
Luisa Ferrer, Director
Villa Humacao
A8 Calle 14
Humacao, PR 00791

Agency Telephone: (787) 852-2524
Agency Fax: (787) 852-7710

Service Categories:

  • Counseling
  • Information and Referral
  • Recreation

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Eastern Puerto Rico

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the "Fundación Pro-Niños Impedidos de Oriente, Inc."?

This non-profit organization runs a 20-"cuerda" farm where summer camps and year-round recreational activities are offered to youths with special needs.  Information and referral to government agencies is also provided.


Education & Employment Consulting, Inc.
Anne Rosenbloom
Director
298 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400
New York, NY 10001

Agency Telephone: (212) 868-1854
Agency Fax: (212) 868-1876
Agency E-mail: EEINC10@aol.com
Agency Web Address: www.education-employment.org
Agency TTY: (212) 563-5618

Service Category:

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

Clientele Category:

  • Adults
  • Aging Seniors
  • Disabled: Physically/Developmentally/Mentally
  • Men
  • Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Community
  • Blind and Deaf

Affiliations:

  • New York City Placement Consortium
  • Harvard University Alumni
  • Association of Personnel Consultants
  • VESID/CBVH/ Social Security Administration

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York and New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is Education & Employment Consulting, Inc.?

Education & Employment Consulting, Inc. is a top-rated community based resource specializing in the training and placement of individuals with disabilities and others with barriers  to entering the workforce. We have placed thousands of individuals with disabilities in employment in hundreds of occupations. Our dedication and experience is recognized with our continuing commitment to develop and promote equality, self-confidence, motivation, personal empowerment and access to meaningful employment for all. We achieve optimal integrated/competitive placement and rehabilitation results by extensive research, development and technology to develop employment opportunities - maximizing consumer choice and retention in appropriate and receptive work environments.

Our trial work assessment evaluates work readiness. We uncover and clarify the consumer's portfolio of skills, aptitudes, interests, priorities and work values.

Included within our six-month program, our course offering, "Back to Basics," customized to the consumer and provided as needed, focuses on upgrading employment skills using remedial/competency preparation and transitional coaching. Entering the workforce training is provided in individualized sessions and consists of general office procedures, computer access and more complex organizational skills.

As we prepare individuals to enter to re-enter the workforce. our staff demonstrates interviewing and role playing techniques, and we provide each participant with study materials and written exercises. Placement staff discusses all facets of the interview process and offers employment counseling. We provide well-crafted resumes and cover letters focused on vocational goals.

EEC provides enlargers, in-house interpreters, specialized computer equipment, dedicated telephone lines, bilingual staff and others modes of communication to assist the job seeker.

All consumers are provided post-employment follow-up in review of their achievement and satisfaction, along with our policy of long-term assistance.


Education
VESID
Regional Coordinator
6 Tower Pl., Executive Park
Albany, NY 12203

Agency Telephone: (518) 473-8097
Agency Fax: (518) 457-4562
Agency TTY: (518) 457-2318
Agency Web Address: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/albany/

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Case Management
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Veterans
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Capital District

Fees:

  • No fees charged

Employment and Disability Institute
Cornell University
Thomas P. Golden, CRC
20 ILR Extension Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901

Agency Telephone: (607) 255-7727
Agency Fax: (607) 255-2763
Agency TTY: (607) 255-2891
Agency Web Address: www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi
Agency E-mail: tpg3@cornell.edu

Service Categories:

  • Organizational Development
  • Benefits Management Support
  • Technical Assistance

Clientele Categories:

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

What is Cornell University/ Program on Employment and Disability?

Program on Employment and Disability (PED) staff members provide technical assistance, operate as consultants, and also offer standardized courses and print materials.  They arrange workshops, seminars and large conferences for more than five hundred participants at a time, and work on general or specific issues with individual clients.

A cluster of PED courses -- on topics such as supported employment, management of centers for independent living, or the work incentive provisions of the Social Security Act -- can lead to a valued professional credential, a certificate of completion from Cornell University.  PED's series of forty simple and straightforward guides and training packets on the American with Disabilities Act has earned praise from human resource managers and employment opportunity advocates alike.

PED specializes in marshaling resources -- and breaking down barriers -- within organizations.  With companies, that often means bringing together managers and representatives from human resources, benefits planning, facilities, and risk management.  In a municipality, it may involve cooperative work among such departments as Human Resources, Recreation, Public Works, and Facilities Management.  In an education setting, PED focuses on enhancing workplace preparation for students with disabilities by coordinating the resources and commitment of schools, parents and rehabilitation agencies.


Employment Options (Center for Disability Services)
Supported Employment Program
Michael L. Sanders
Director of Community Vocational Services

1164 Western Avenue
Albany NY 12203
Agency Telephone: (518) 482-1548 x3501/3502
Agency Fax: (518) 482-1629
Agency E-mail: m_sanders@cfdsny.org

Service Category:

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

Clientele Category:

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Individuals with Disabilities
    • Physical
    • Developmental
    • Learning
  • Men
  • Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • The Association of Persons in Supported Employment
  • Job Placement Consortium of the Northeast Inc.
  • NYS Rehabilitation Association
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association

Geographical Area Served:

  • Capital District of New York State (Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties)

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid

What is Employment Options?

Employment Options is a department within the Center for Disability Services, which seeks to place individuals with disabilities and other significant barriers to employment in the workforce.

Services provided include job development, job training, job retention, community-based assessments, internships, advocacy, counseling (including benefit advice), school to work transition and workfare.

A whole range of support services are supplied through the Center at large, including adult services and special medical services.

As a member of the Job Placement Consortium of the Northeast, we work closely with a network of agencies involved in employment placement and are linked through the consortium with the Capital District Local Workforce Investment Board.


Enable
1603 Court Street
Syracuse, NY 13208

Agency Telephone: (315) 455-7591
Agency Fax: (315) 455-2494
Agency TTY: (315) 455-1794
Agency E-mail: info@enablecny.org
Agency Web Address: www.enablecny.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/Physically

Geographical Area Served:

  • Onondaga county

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Fee for services
  • Private insurances
  • Medicaid

What is Enable?

The mission of Enable's Employment Services is to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment and employers in hiring qualified workers.

Benefits Provided to Employee/Employer:

  • Qualified applicants who are motivated to work
  • Personalized training assistance for the employee, employer, & coworker.
  • On-going consultation and support.
  • Identification & assistance in obtaining equipment and adaptations
  • Public recognition of the employer.
  • Information on financial incentives
  • Information about The American With Disabilities Act.

Employment Consultants assist both employers and people living with disabilities in developing good working relationships. The applicant and consultant search to find employers whose needs can be met by the applicant. Once hired, the consultant assists in training, on an as-needed basis. The Consultant is available as a resource to the employer for the duration of the individual's time with the   company. Our services are designed to insure long-term successful employment.

Since 1948, Enable's mission has been to enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of life. We provide assessment, training, therapy and support for about 1,200 children and adults with disabilities and their families annually. Enable provides information, referral and services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities through medical and diagnostic clinic; educational services; family support; supported employment and vocational counseling; residential and individualized living; physical, occupational and speech therapy; aquatic and assistive technology which includes homes/school/work modifications, communications services and adaptive devices. Enable is a member of the United Way of Central New York and Greater Oswego County.


End State Renal Disease Network of New York, Inc.
Geraldine Rasmussen
Executive Director
1249 Fifth Avenue
Fourth Floor Annex Building
New York, NY 10029

Agency Telephone: (212) 289-4524
Agency Fax: (212) 289-4732
Agency Web Address: www.esrdnetworks.org
Agency E-mail: nyesrd@aol.com

Service Category:

  • Information and Referral

Clientele Category:

  • Patients with end stage renal disease (dialysis and transplant patients)

Affiliations:

  • New York State Department of Health
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Local Chapters of the Council of Renal Social Workers

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York State

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the ESRD Network of New York?

ESRD of New York is a voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of care for renal patients.  It serves dialysis facilities and kidney transplant centers that provide treatment to over 20,000 ESRD patients in New York State.  It is part of the national system of ESRD Networks established by Congress to help facilities achieve high standards of care for renal patients.  The Network Rehabilitation Committee works to increase employment and education opportunities for ESRD patients by providing information to state and local agencies regarding employment of ESRD patients and by informing renal care facilities of rehabilitation opportunities for their patients.


Epilepsy Society of Southern New York, Inc.
Lisa Fiore
Manager of Vocational Services
450 West Nyack Road, Ste. 9
West Nyack, NY 10994

Agency Telephone: (845) 627-0627
Agency Fax: (845) 627-0629
Agency Web Address: http://www.essny.org
Agency E-mail: jgayepi@efsny.com

Service Category:

  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Crisis/Hospital Intervention
  • Educational Seminars
  • Facilitator Training
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Service Coordination
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver

Clientele Category:

  • Disabled: Physically/ Developmentally/ Mentally
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • New York State Epilepsy Coalition

Geographical Area Served:

  • 7 counties-Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Paterson, Duchess, Sullivan, Ulster

Fees:

  • No fees charged
  • Medicaid

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Fair Lawn Deaf Program
Teresa Bianco
37-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Agency Telephone: (201) 794- 5505
Agency Fax: (201) 703- 1120
Agency TTY: (201) 794-5505
Agency Email: fldp@worldnet.att.net

Affiliations:

  • New Jersey Department of Labor
  • New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Fair Lawn Deaf Program?

The Fair Lawn Deaf Program opened it's doors in 1977. It is a vocational service agency, funded by the Department of Labor to assist the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened residents of New Jersey in every aspect of their employment pursuits. The staff is fluent in Sign Language and comfortable with the range communication styles as well as the academic and vocational levels involved in serving deaf adult. Approximately 200 deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened adults are seen annually. Clients who do not have training, former work history, or want to change fields are evaluated through work samples and psychometric tests. These tests, which do not rely on auditory cues, help to determine a client's interests skills and abilities so that realistic career goals can be developed. Results are reviewed and discussed at a conference, which is attended by staff, client referral source and/ or any other relevant people. the conference may, but does not always, result in job search. Some clients are students, and are evaluated to help in curriculum and post-secondary planning. Other clients may not yet be ready for work, and could in stead be recommended for training programs or workshops. Health related issues might prevent other clients from pursuing a job.
    Work Adjustment Training and job counseling are provided for clients who will be involved  in a job search. They are helped by practicing with employment applications, reading classified ads, and by role-playing interviews with an interpreter. Counseling is provided to clarify goals, determine salary guidelines, transportation limitations, and to help the person prepare for employment. Some clients are not assessed because they have been evaluated previously and are seeking similar employment again. another group that benefits from  the program's services are individuals who have employment again. Another group that benefits from the program's services are individuals who have a marketable skill, who are laid off or want to change companies, but want to stay in their field. Once references are verified, interview practice is provided, and search is started.
    A job search begins by using a file of employees who have shown an interest in utilizing the program's services. Many companies have hired deaf individuals who have been successful employees, and are then interested in hiring additional qualified people. Suitable employees are contacted from the roster, "help wanted" ads are used and also companies are "cold canvassed" for the purpose of obtaining a job interview. All efforts are made to match an applicant and job in as many areas as possible.
    Interpreter services are provided to all clients and employees who want an interpreter, for job interviews and for the initial stages of job placement, to ensure full communication between the employer/supervisor and the potential employee. In addition, interpreter services are provided for on-the-job training, meetings, or troubleshooting to help deaf employees retain jobs, whenever possible. Employees know that they can call upon the Fair Lawn Deal Program at any time.
    The people placed range from unskilled workers (factory, warehouse) to skilled workers (clerical, machinists) to technicians and professionals (programmers, accountants) in a wide variety of occupations. All clients have experienced some degree of hearing loss. Many use Sign Language as their modality of communication, and to varied degrees use speech reading as well as residual hearing to communicate. Communication style and effectiveness is a job placement consideration.
    In addition to the direct services described above, the program offers information in the form of presentations and workshops to the corporate sector and community agencies. These workshops are designed to increase the sensitivity of the participants regarding the needs of the deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened people. They also address issues such as the integration of the deaf and/or hard of hearing people into the workplace the application of ADA to prospective and current employees.

    The Fair Lawn Deaf Program provides a valuable service to deaf/hard of hearing people as well employees. Many individuals who are already in the job market are able to have better work environments because of the interpreter/advocacy services provided. The individuals who gain employment have the satisfaction of having been totally involved in every phase of their job search, and the corporate world knows that expertise and support provided by the Fair Lawn Deaf Program will help to ensure a successful job placement.

    The fair Lawn deaf Program has a long and proud history of providing uncompromising service in assisting the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened Adults determine their career goals, and then following a job search through to fruition.


Family Services of Westchester
Youth Forum
Eva Dech
Coordinator
One Summit Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

Agency Telephone: (914) 285-4262
Agency Fax: (914) 285-6220
Agency Web Address: www.fsw.org
Agency E-mail: chh2@westchestergov.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Training
  • Support Groups
  • Recreation

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • New York State Family Support Services
  • New York State Department of Community Mental Health
  • Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health

Geographical Area Served:

  • Westchester County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Family Services of Westchester/Youth Forum?

Youth Forum is a peer support program for older adolescents and young adults ages 17-24 who have been involved in the mental health system including special education, juvenile justice system, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment services and substance abuse services.

Youth Forum is a peer run program that provides support groups, recreation and socialization.  They also provide peer advocacy as well as education for professionals and policy makers on what helps and what harms in the system.

The program has been successful for seven years in helping young adults succeed.  They participate in high risk local case conferencing networks in ten Westchester County communities.


Family Voices
Lauren Agoratus
Chairperson
35 Kino Blvd.
Mercerville, NJ 08619

Agency Telephone: (609) 584-5779
Agency Fax: (609) 584-5779
Agency Web Address: www.familyvoices.org
Agency E-mail: lkmcintosh@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Health
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Community
  • Physical/Developmental/Emotional Disabilities
  • Families
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
  • Special Child Health Services
  • American Academy of Pediatrics -- NJ Chapter of Committee for Children with Disabilities
  • Community Health Law Project
  • University Affiliated Program (N.J.)
  • ARC (N.J.)
  • SSI Alliance
  • Map to Inclusion (N.J.)
  • Exceptional Parent
  • National Family Caregivers Association

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Family Voices?

Family Voices is a national grassroots network of volunteer parents speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.   They provide free literature, state and national newsletters, phone assistance (in Spanish as well), and they attend parent meetings.  In addition to individual assistance to families on health and related education issues, Family Voices collaborates with other organizations advocating for families, and working on policy change. 

Family Voices was able to grow in New Jersey under a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which was matched by the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and Special Child Health Services of the Department of Health.  They have done presentations on managed care at state and national conferences and helped develop flyers for families on the Medicaid Managed Care Alliance.  Family Voices is involved with work incentives through the SSI Alliance, acting as a liaison with Senator Toricelli on the Work Incentives Improvement Act.


Fedcap Rehabilitation Services
Susan Jovard
Director, Community Relations
211 W. 14th St
New York, NY 10011

Agency Telephone: (212) 727-4200
Agency Fax: (212) 727-4374
Agency TTY: (212) 727-4384
Agency Web Address: www.fedcap.org
Agency E-mail: info@fedcap.org

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City Metropolitan

Affiliations:

  • United Way

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is Fedcap Rehabilitation Services?

Fedcap's mission is to help people with disabilities and barriers to employment achieve independence and full participation in the economic mainstream. Fedcap was founded in 1935 by individuals with severe disabilities at a time when people with disabilities were not believed to be capable of employment or self-sufficiency. Fedcap was one of the first vocational rehabilitation organizations in the country and helped to define the profession.

Each year, over 3,000 New Yorkers trade dependency for economic self-sufficiency thanks to Fedcap. Our training programs and support services give individuals the skills and confidence they need to overcome barriers to employment. Over 90% of our trainees obtain jobs at private companies or with Fedcap.

Ever day, Fedcap demonstrates that employing people with disabilities makes business sense. With a workforce of 900 people at more than 40 locations, Fedcap is the largest employer of people with disabilities in the region. Our workers deliver high quality custodial, office, industrial and security services throughout the NYC area.


Forward Face: The Charity for Children with Craniofacial Conditions
Nanette Francia
Executive Director
317 E. 34th St.
New York, NY 10016

Agency Telephone: (212) 684-5860
Agency Fax: (212) 684-5864
Agency Web Address: www.forwardface.org
Agency E-mail: nfrancia@forwardface.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

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

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Forward Face?

Formed in 1978 and headquartered at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center in New York City; Forward Face has evolved from a self-help group to a charity for children with craniofacial conditions serving patients being cared for at the IRPS as well as world-wide.

The primary goal of Forward Face is to help patients and their families find immediate support and successfully cope with a craniofacial disorder. The extensive services Forward Face provides include networking, educational materials, quarterly newsletters, and financial aid. Trained volunteers provide hospital visits, home visits, telephone and written communications to a full  spectrum of patient population from newborns to adults. Ongoing awareness programs and school presentations are integral elements in our education campaign. Four annual meetings, two of which include presentations by medical professionals and patients/families, give our members the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, and to socialize. Inner Faces, a support group specifically for teenagers and young adults, answers the needs of this important segment of our members. Featured activities include communication workshops, theatre production, and social functions.

Future goals include acquiring a building which would offer rooms for lodging, conference and meeting rooms, office, and library. Educational publications and videos are continuously being expanded and updated.

Forward Face strongly advocates educating its members and the public in the quest for understanding and acceptance. The pervasive effects and overwhelming demands a craniofacial condition has on a person and their family's life requires comprehensive support. Under the direction of The Board of Directors, Forward Face is totally committed to providing the necessary resources to enable every person to attain the highest quality of life.


Friends' Health Connection (FHC)
Roxanne Black
Executive Director
PO Box 114
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Agency Telephone: (800) 483-7436
Agency Fax: (732) 249-9897
Agency Web Address: www.friendshealthconnection.org
Agency E-mail: info@friendshealthconnection.org

Service Category:

  • Information and Referral
  • Patient to Patient Networking

Clientele Category:

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

Affiliations:

  • 43 NJ Hospitals & Health Centers

Geographical Area Served:

  • National & International

Fees:

  • $30 Voluntary Contribution for Membership; no one is turned away if they cannot afford to contribute.

What is Friends' Health Connection?

Friends' Health Connection (FHC) is a nonprofit support network that connects people with similar health problems. The award winning organization helps individuals cope with illness through the power of friendship. Participants are matched based on age, health problem, personal background, hobbies and interests. People of all ages participate, and their health problems range from the most common to very rare disorders. Family members, friends and caregivers of people with health problems are networked as well. Participants compare experiences, exchange questions and answers and most importantly, share comfort and encouragement. This mutual inspiration often empowers both parties with the inner determination and positive attitude needed to continue fighting back against illness.


Friends of New Leaf, Inc.
Lori Fisch
Director
160 Fairview Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534

Agency Telephone: (518) 671-6023
Agency Fax: (518) 828-2370

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation

Service Categories:

  • Adults
  • Mental Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Columbia County Department of Human Services
  • Office of Mental Health
  • Columbia County Mental Health Clinic

Geographical Area Served:

  • Columbia County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Friends of the New Leaf, Inc.?

The Friends of the New Leaf, Inc. was established in order to enhance mental health treatment of the serious and persistently mentally ill in Columbia County through engaging clients in work activities. This stems from the belief that work involvement builds self-confidence, self-image, and provides an avenue for clients to transition from a status of societal dependence toward a more independent level.

The vocational rehabilitation program runs an affirmative business (DBA), The Office Deli OASIS.  This business operates Monday through Friday and delivers lunches to customers in the local Hudson Area.

Our program provides an environment where the consumers of  services can gain actual work experience. The expected outcome is for a consumer who has had little or no employment experience to become exposed to the responsibilities and rewards of being employed.   Those who have had past work experience can brush up on and learn new skills.  For some this becomes the stepping stone along the path to competitive employment.


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Gateway Community Industries, Inc.
Helen Edalstien, CRC, CVE
Director
PO Box 5002
Kingston, NY 12402-5002

Agency Telephone:(845) 339-0155 ext 311
Agency Fax: (845) 331-4920
Agency E-mail:  hnevte@yahoo.com

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

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

What is Gateway Community Industries, Inc.?

Gateway Community Industries, Inc. a United Way agency, has been providing rehabilitation services in Ulster and Dutchess Counties for Over 40 years. It is Gateway's mission to assist people in acquiring, using and maintaining the skills and supports they need to be successful and satisfied in their lives. Gateway accomplishes this mission by providing an array of vocational, therapeutic and business services which reflect our customer's preference  and choice

Gateway's consumer population includes individuals with physical, psychiatric and cognitive disabilities; individuals with histories of alcohol and substance abuse; individuals transitioning from welfare to work; and youth transitioning from school to work. Our current programs serve individuals between the ages of 16 years  and 81 years who reside in the Ulster or Dutchess Counties. In the year 2000, Gateway served over 1400 people.

The Vocational Transition Center (VTC), a program component of Gateway Community Industries, is a "one-stop" career center providing workforce development services designed to maximize opportunity for individuals with significant barriers to employment. The VTC offers an array of rehabilitation, employment and support services designed to assist individuals in setting vocational goals and developing the skills and supports necessary to obtain and maintain employment: vocational and educational assessments, career exploration/vocational counseling, employment readiness training, vocational internships, job development and placement, job coaching/supported employment, case management, service coordination, psychiatric rehabilitation treatment, vocational coping skills training and school to work transition services.


GMHC:
Legal Services and Advocacy Program
Alexandra Remmel
Assistant Coordinator, Managed Care Team
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Agency Telephone: (212) 367-1143
Agency Fax: (212) 367-1305
Agency Web Address: www.gmhc.org
Agency E-mail  alexandr@gmhc.org (Ms. Remmel's address)
Agency TTY:  (212) 367-1199

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Shelters
  • Transportation
  • Veterans

Service Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City and all five boroughs

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is GMHC?

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) serves over 11,000 women, children and men infected and affected with HIV. Its mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease; to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain and improve their health and independence; and to keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority.  GMHC provides a comprehensive continuum of services that include hot meals, legal representation, nutritional counseling, client advocacy, substance use counseling, treatment education, HIV prevention, HIV testing and public policy advocacy.

People with HIV/AIDS, family members, social workers, medical providers and friends can contact the Advocacy Helpline, 212-367-1125, the GMHC Hotline, 212-807-6655 or 800-AIDS NYV and the website, www.gmhc.org, from within New York City and from around the country with questions about access to care and government benefits.  Individuals can walk in with questions and issues about securing their food, health care, shelter, as well as applying for government benefits.  Seminars are provided on a regular basis to anyone who walks in with immigration, insurance, return-to-work issues as well as benefits and debtor creditor issues. 


Goodwill Industries, Inc. of New York & New Jersey
Citiview Connections
Jennifer Salvatori
Assistant Director
42-15 Crescent St. 610
Long Island City, NY 11101

Agency Telephone: (718) 361-7030
Agency Fax: (718) 361-7031
Agency E-mail: citiscape@yahoo.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • Goodwill Industries of Northern NJ & NY

Geographical Area Served:

  • Five Boroughs

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is Citiview Connections?

Citiview Connections is a clubhouse model program. Citiview Connections provides case management, social recreational opportunities and vocational rehabilitation services to adults with psychiatric disabilities (Axis 1 diagnosis).

As a clubhouse, clients are called members. Members participate in the routine operation and maintenance of the program. This participation provides members with a voice in the life of the clubhouse and equips them with integral skills for entry into the job market. Another way members of our program are prepared for the job market is through the Transitioned Employment (TE) Program. Members who participate in the TE gain the experience of part-time employment in local companies.

Our program is open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. There is no charge to anyone who becomes a member of our program.


Goodwill Industries of Western New York
Dan Colpoys
1119 William Street
Buffalo, New York  14206

Agency Telephone: (716)854-3494
Agency Fax: (716) 854-1988
Agency Web Address: goodwillwny.org
Agency E-mail Address:  RobertHaenggi@hotmail.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Veterans

Service Categories:

  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Aging/Senior
  • Community
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women
  • Veterans
  • Disadvantaged

Affiliations:

  • New York State Vocational Rehabilitation
  • N.Y.S. Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
  • National Center for Disability Services
  • Goodwill Industries International

Geographical Area Served:

  • Eight Western New York Countries

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private Insurance

What are Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc.?

Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc. is one of 187 autonomous North American Goodwills. Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc. has provided program services to over 3000 individuals with barriers to employment since 1995.  These services in diagnostic evaluation and functional assessment, facility and community based employment programs, employability skills training, workforce readiness training, adult basic education, occupational training, and placement services leading to competitive unsupported employment.  An additional 2000 individuals have been provided social and informational services during this same period of time, including linkages and referrals to other community based service providers.  Seventy-one percent of individuals served in Goodwill's community employment programs are placed into unsubsidized employment .  Seventy percent of these placements are in full-time positions with a ninety day retention rate of 83%.  Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc. has an inclusive service profile with a wide range of services being provided to individuals with disabilities with disabilities, welfare recipients, first time non-violent offenders, refugees and victims, Inc., is nationally accredited by CARF (Commission of Accreditation of the Facilities) and has been awarded their highest accreditation level.


Gracie Square Hospital:
Asian Program
John Xie
Assistant Administrator
420 East 76 Street
New York, NY 10021

Agency Telephone: (212) 434-5577
Agency Fax: (212) 434-5578
Agency Email Address: XIX9001@NYP.ORG

Service Categories:

  • Hospital

Service Categories:

  • Mentally

Guardians of Hydrocephalus Research Foundation
Katherine Soriano
2618 Avenue Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Agency Telephone: (718) 743-4473 or (800) 458-8655
Agency Fax: (718) 743-1171
Agency Web Address: ghrf.homestead.com/ghrf.html
Agency E-mail: GERF261@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Children

What is Guardians of Hydrocephalus Research Foundation?

Founded in 1977, The Guardians of Hydrocephalus Research Foundation offers an information and referral service to the afflicted hydrocephalic, nationwide.

Resources/Programs: Hydrocephalus information Packets an Introduction t hydrocephalus, and information booklet is for children and adults in English and Spanish for parents and lay people.

Satellite Information centers and parents networking, Pen Pals for children and young adults. Parents talking to other parents on e-mail at Hydrocephalus@egroups.com


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Harlem Independent Living Center
Amada Chase
Special Projects Coordinator/Systems Advocate
5-15 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Agency Telephone: (212) 369-2371
Agency Fax: (212) 369-9283
Agency TTY: (212) 369-6475
Agency E-mail: chase-hilc@yahoo.com

Service Category:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation

Clientele Category:

  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/Physically

Affiliations:

  • NYSILC
  • NYCILC

Geographical Area Served:

  • Upper Manhattan

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Harlem Independent Living Center?

We are an Independent Living Center that is a community-based agency in Harlem. Our goal is to educate and sensitize our consumers and community about the physical, attitudinal and societal barriers that exist in Harlem and in New York which prevent full and equal access to individuals with disabilities.


Hawkins Center/Disability and Work Project
Gail Silverstein
101 Broadway Ave., Suite One
Richmond, CA 94804

Agency Telephone: (510) 232-6611
Agency Fax: (510) 232-2271
Agency Web Address: www.hawkinscenter.org
Agency E-mail: gsilverstein@hawkinscenter.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Developmental/Physical/Emotional Disabilities
  • People with HIV

Affiliations:

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • National Rehabilitation Association
  • Bay Area Association of Social Security Claimant's Representative

Geographical Area Served:

  • The Five San Francisco Bay Area Counties

Fees:

  • Fee for services for Social Security entitlement cases
  • No fees charged for HIV legal services and Disability and Work projects

What is Hawkins Center/ Disability and Work Project?

The Hawkins Center of Law and Services for People with Disabilities was founded as a community-based non-profit organization in 1986.   Our mission is to assist people with disabilities in achieving financial, mental and physical health stability, thereby allowing them to live independently, with integrity, and avoid the descent into extreme poverty that can result from loss of health and employment.  To achieve this end, the Center provides an array of services to people with physical and /or mental disabilities.

Our services focus on helping individuals obtain the basic financial and medical support of Social Security's disability programs. They include individual legal representation on SSI and SSDI claims, educational and training seminars, social support services benefits and general legal advice, and policy advocacy at the local level.  We also provide comprehensive civil legal services to low income Contra Costa residents living with HIV through the  Legal Services Project.

Through our Disability & Work Project, we seek to encourage and assist individuals who are interested in working to achieve their employment goals without unnecessarily losing the security of their disability income and health insurance.  We do this by providing accurate and understandable counseling and advice about Social Security's work incentives programs, offering information and referral to other community resources and programs which assist individuals with disabilities prepare for employment and  providing community education and technical assistance on disability and work-related issues.


Heightened Independence and Progress (HIP ):
Center for Independent Living for People with Disabilities Program
Eileen Goff
Executive Director
131 Main Street Suite 120
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

Agency Telephone:(201) 996-9100
Agency Fax: (201) 996-9422
Agency Web Address: http://www.hipcil.org/
Agency E-mail:  ber@hipcil.org
Agency TTY:  (201) 996-9424

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Transportation
  • Other:  Independent living services for people with disabilities

Clientele Categories:

  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families

Affiliations:

  • National Council on Independent Living

Geographical Area Served:

  • Bergen County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Heightened Independence and Progress (HIP): 
Center for Independent Living?

HIP is a Center for Independent Living for people with all types of disabilities.  HIP is a CIL that offers a broad variety of services to people with disabilities to their families and advocates and to all others interested in the progress and independence of people with disabilities.  HIP is governed by, and staffed with, people who themselves have disabilities and who understand the needs of their peers.  HIP is not a residence; the "center" is a hub of activities that make "independent living" a practical ideal; an achievable goal.

What does HIP do?

  • Acts as a clearinghouse of information and referral and as a resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Enhances independent living skills.
  • Provides advocates/promotes self-advocacy.
  • Offers peer support.
  • Assists with housing, transportation,  financial entitlement programs and completion of applications.
  • Provides support groups, workshops and recreation.
  • Issues quarterly newsletter.
  • Provides adaptive equipment and home modifications.
  • Heightens community awareness.

Helen Keller National Center
Kathy Mejach
Coordinator of Vocational Services
111 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NJ 11050

Agency Telephone: (516) 944-8900 ext. 300
Agency Fax: (516) 944-7302

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled
  • Deaf-blind individuals

Geographic Area Served:

  • All of the US

Fees:

  • No fees charged:  students sponsored by Commission for the Blind.

What is the Helen Keller National Center?

The mission of the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) is to facilitate a national, coordinated effort to meet the social, rehabilitative and independent living needs of America's deaf-blind population through demonstration of appropriate rehabilitative training techniques.  Our goal is to assist persons with deaf-blindness in becoming as independent as possible and in enjoying a quality of life as full and productive as possible in their local communities.

The agency accomplishes this through a comprehensive national service delivery system which includes a model rehabilitation training center, regional offices throughout the nation which enhance local services, and a network of affiliated services located in public and private agencies across America.  This is also accomplished through training and technical assistance for service providers of other agencies. 


Helen Keller Services for the Blind
Sydelle Postman
Employment Specialist
57 Willoughby St, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Agency Telephone: (718) 522-2122
Agency Fax: (718) 935-9463
Agency Web Address: www.helenkeller.org

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Information and referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

  • Physical Disabilities
  • Adults
  • Unemployed
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • NYS CBVH

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City and Long Island

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Helen Keller Services for The Blind?

Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Formerly the Industrial Home for the Blind, is one of the oldest continuously operated non-profit vocational rehabilitation agency in the United States. We help blind and visually impaired New Yorkers of all ages live as independently as possible. The agency offers an array of services to educate, rehabilitate and instruct residents of the greater New York Metropolitan area and Long Island.

Our Employment Services are designed to assist consumers in keeping their jobs or finding new ones. We offer the following: career counseling; paid internships; job seeking skills workshop; on-site job analysis; recommendations for accommodations; computer skills training; and referrals to employers. Requirements for our program: 1) be legally blind and 2) be eligible for services from the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.


Heritage Centers/Office of Legal & Advocacy Services
Judith Munger
101 Oak Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

Agency Telephone: (716) 856-4201
Agency Fax: (716) 856-3312

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Fees:

  • Small fees; sliding scale.  Services are not denied due to inability to pay.

What is Heritage Centers/Office of Legal Advocacy Services?

The Heritage Center is the County Chapter of the NYSARC, Inc. The Office of Legal Services represents persons with developmental disabilities living in Erie County.  We provide representation in a wide range of matters affecting the lives of persons with developmental disabilities, including disability and medical benefit issues, special education, guardianship and family and consumer matters.


Hispanic Outreach Services
Elaine Escobales
Executive Director
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Agency Telephone: (518) 453-6655
Agency Fax: (518) 453-6792
Agency Web Address: www.hispanicoutreachservices.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • Catholic Charities USA
  • National Association of Family Life Ministers

Geographical Area Served:

  • Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Hispanic Outreach Services?

Hispanic Outreach Services is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency incorporated under the Catholic Charities/Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY. The Agency is committed to work for the betterment of the Hispanic/Latin Community. This targeted community is helped through a variety of programs and/or services. The goal of all our services, in accordance with out stated mission, focuses not only on supporting this targeted community in becoming acclimated to their new environments, but assists them in moving towards self-sufficiency. The agency employs qualified bi-lingual & bi-cultural personnel in order to provide optimum support for out clients. Even though the agency specifically targets the Hispanic/Latino community it does not discriminate in offering services based on color, creed, race, ethnic background, choice of life style, etc. No fees are charged for any service rendered to clients.


Horizon Health Services:
Vocational Program
Kathy Dietrich-Freen
Director of Vocational Services
3020 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215

Agency Telephone: (716) 831-0200
Agency Fax: (716) 831-0206
Agency Web Address:  www.horizon-health.org

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Geographical Area Served:

  • All 8 counties in Western NY

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicare/Medicaid

What is Horizon Health Services: Vocational Program?

The Horizon Health Services:  Vocational Program provides comprehensive vocational abilities and interest testing, hands-on assessment, job preparation, job placement, and post-entitlement continuing support services to Horizon clients and others referred from other addictions and mental health providers.  Clients are placed in meaningful and permanent competitive employment settings paying livable wages.  The Vocational Program is a certified testing and training site for NYS Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) and works cooperatively with the Buffalo and Erie County Private Industry Council.


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ICD:
Vocational Services Program
Maria Jacobson, CSW
Director
340 E. 24th Street
New York, New York 10010-4019

Agency Telephone: (212) 585-6007
Agency Fax: (212) 585-6011
Agency Web Address:  www.icdnyc.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 585-6060

Service Categories:

  • Addiction
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Other:  Substance abuse/traumatic brain injury/learning disabled.

Affiliations:

  • NY Presbyterian Healthcare System (Metro NYC)

Geographical Area Served:

  • Metro NYC

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid

What is the ICD-International Center for the Disabled?

ICD-International Center for the Disabled is the oldest comprehensive medical vocational outpatient rehabilitation facility in the United States.  ICD provides a continuum of vocational rehabilitation- intake and evaluation through physical rehabilitation, psychosocial counseling, vocational training, job placement and follow-up support.  Employment/vocational services helps thousands of people per year to train for, get and keep jobs. 


INCube. Inc.
Miriam Kravitz, Esq.
545 Eighth Ave. 19th Floor
New York, New York 10018

Agency Telephone: (212) 947-3040
Agency Fax: (212) 947-2998
Agency E-mail: ltermo@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Health

  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shelters
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • Bazelon Law Center for Mental Health

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City and Nassau County

Fees:

  • Fee for services (VESID)
  • No fees charged (if not eligible for VESID)

What is INCube, Inc.?

INCube, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency, staffed and directed primarily by people with psychiatric disabilities, helping other consumers to achieve economic independence by supporting them with technical assistance in starting businesses, creating not-for-profit enterprises, or finding and keeping employment.   It also provides advocacy services, supported housing and youth empowerment.


Independent Living Association
Ara Morgan
residential Director
110 York Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Agency Telephone: (718) 852-2000
Agency Fax: (718) 488-9811

Service Categories:

  • Residential Services

Clientele Categories:

  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally

Affiliations:

  • OMRDD NYCRO

Geographical Area Served:

  • Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan

Fees:

  • Medicaid

Independent Living Association
Sandra Irons
Service Coordination Supervisor
110 York Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Agency Telephone: (718) 852-2000
Agency Fax: (718) 488-9811

Service Categories:

  • Case Management

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • Office of Mental Retardation
  • New York City Regional Office

Geographical Area Served:

  • Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island.

Fees:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is Independent Living Association?

ILA can provide services to consumers 18 years & older that need support services from the community. Case management monitors all services the consumer secures from the community. Case management provides linkage in services, service planning, Crisis management, advocacy and ongoing Service Coordination.


Independent Living, Inc.
Douglas T. Hovey
Executive Director
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY 12550

Agency Telephone: (845) 565-1162
Agency Fax: (845) 565-0567
Agency Web Address: www.myindependentliving.org
Agency E-mail: ilid@frontiernet.net
Agency TTY:  (845) 565-0337

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Affiliations:

  • NYS- Independent Living
  • COIL

Geographical Area Served:

  • Mid-Hudson Region

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is Independent Living, Inc.?

Independent Living Inc., is a consumer directed, cross-disability organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities.  We promote choice, self-determination and total participation.   Independent Living serves as a catalyst for change by taking direct action in the removal of attitudinal and architectural barriers.  Our vision is a barrier free society with the opportunity for all persons to achieve their maximum potential.


Independent Living Center
Brenda Campany, Executive Director

Kim Smith, Program Director
210 Court Street, Suite 107
Watertown, NY 13601

Agency Telephone: (315) 785-8703 or (315) 376-8696
Agency Fax: (315) 785-8612
Agency TTY: (315) 785-8704
Agency Web Address: http://www.nrcil.net/
Agency E-mail: kims@nrcil.net and brendac@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 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.


Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley
Denise A. Figueroa, Executive Director
49 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180

Agency Telephone: (518) 274-0701
Agency Fax: (518) 274-7944
Agency E-mail Address: dfigueroa@ilchv.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Education
  • Entitlements
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Peer Support

Service Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Colombia & Greene Counties

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Independent living Center of the Hudson Valley?

Our resources are available to people of all ages with all physical and mental disabilities, their families, community businesses, organizations, and local government agencies. Services are free of charge and there are no age limitations.  The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) equips individuals with disabilities with the tools they need not to just survive but to flourish.   We find that once our "consumers" know what opportunities are available, they begin to develop a personal strength that helps them live both independently and interdependently, taking an active role in their families and their communities.  We are funded by state and federal funds, as well as private donations.


Innovative Community of Work, Training and Education for Persons with Disabilities ("Comunidad Innovadora de Trabajo, Adiestramiento y Educación para Personas con Impedimentos"-- CITAEPI)

José L. Vélez-Méndez
Administrative Advisor
PO Box 539
Camuy, PR 00627-0539

Agency Telephone: (787) 262-5774
Agency Fax: (787) 262-5774

Service Category:

  • Education
  • Training

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Developmental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • Camuy

Fees:

  • Fee for services

What is "CITAEPI"?

This community-based organization's clients are referred by the Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration or the Department of Education and receive skill development and job placement services.


Institute for Community Living, Inc:
Entitlement Services Department
Ron Segal
450 Rector Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Agency Telephone: (212) 385-3030
Agency Fax: (212) 385-2380
Agency E-mail: rs2@icl.netime.com

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Entitlement
  • Health
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Psychiatric Homecare

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • NY VESID
  • Corporation for Supported Housing
  • NYS Office of Mental Health
  • NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Private insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is the Institute for Community Living?

The mission of the Institute for Community Living, Inc. (ICL) is to assist people with emotional and developmental disabilities who need opportunities to improve their quality of life and to participate in community by providing the highest quality of services and support.

ICL has developed an array of housing options with a current capacity to house up to 1400 adults with serious mental illness and 55 adults with mental retardation/developmental disabilities.  These housing options include short term crisis residential services, transitional treatment oriented residences for adults with co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders; large congregate residences; new construction single room occupancy dwellings; and apartments, both in single and scatter-site locations, for single adults as well as families.

Additionally, ICL operates a comprehensive system of community-based mental health clinical treatment and rehabilitation options in Brooklyn that focus particularly on the integration of medical and mental health care.  This includes a diagnostic treatment center and a specialized behavioral health home care program for people discharged from inpatient units to their own homes.


Inter-American Conductive Education Association, Inc.
Conductive Education for the Motor Disabled
Patrick Riley
President
PO Box 4048
Roselle Park, NJ 07204

Agency Telephone: (800) 824-2232; (908) 298-0819
Agency Fax: (908) 298-7700
Agency Web Address: www.iacea.org
Agency E-mail: cond_ed@iacea.org

Service Categories:

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

Clientele Categories:

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

International Center for the Disabled (ICD)
ICD Learning Disabilities Clinic
Linda Mussillo
Director, Learning Disabilities Clinic
340 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010-4019

Agency Telephone: (212) 585-6000
Agency Fax: (212) 585-6161
Agency TTY: (212) 585-6060

Service Categories:

  • Learning Disabilities/ Literacy

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women
  • Unemployed

Affiliations:

  • New York Presbyterian Healthcare

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Private insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is the International Center for the Disabled/ICD Learning Disabilities Clinic?

ICD is a private, not-for-profit comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation  center that provides job training and placement, medical rehabilitation, mental health and drug and alcohol services, and learning disabilities services to persons with a broad range of physical, emotional, cognitive, communicative, learning and substance abuse disabilities.

ICD Learning Disabilities Clinic provides services to adults with learning disabilities and/or literacy problems (below third grade level reading and writing).  Psycho-educational tests are used to identify specific disabilities, evaluate preferred learning styles and compare academic performance to potential.  Psychological testing is available as needed.  Learning disabilities specialists provide remediation using computers and other technologies with the emphasis on short-term achievable goals that lead to gainful employment or academic success.


International Center for the Disabled (ICD)
ICD Medical Rehabilitation Services
Isabella Rampello, MD
Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
340 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010-4019

Agency Telephone: (212) 585-6000
Agency Fax: (212) 585-6161
Agency TTY: (212) 585-6060

Service Categories:

  • Health
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Men/Women

Affiliations:

  • New York Presbyterian Healthcare

Fees:

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

What is the International Center for the Disabled/ICD Medical Rehabilitation Services?

ICD is a private, not-for-profit comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation center that provides job training and placement, medical rehabilitation, mental health and drug and alcohol services, and learning disabilities services to persons with a broad range of physical, emotional, cognitive, communicative, learning and substance abuse disabilities.

ICD Medical Rehabilitation Services provides treatment for physical and functional problems of many kinds.  Our staff of Board Certified physiatrists (physicians specializing in rehabilitation), physical therapists and occupational therapists treat persons experiencing temporary or permanent loss of function, mobility and/or pain due to injury, accident, stroke, joint replacement surgery, head injury, surgery or disease.  ICD's 15,000 square foot gym offers computerized equipment, hydrotherapy and private treatment areas.  The Wheelchair Clinic focuses on the prescription and fitting of mobility equipment and provides travel training.   The Speech/Language Department offers a wide range of remedial approaches to communication and speech disorders due to stroke, injury, surgery and disease.


International Center for the Disabled (ICD)
ICD Mental Health Services
Ed Ross, CSW
Director, Mental Health/Chemical Dependency Services
340 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010-4019

Agency Telephone: (212) 585-6000
Agency Fax: (212) 585-6161
Agency TTY: (212) 585-6060

Service Categories:

  • Counseling

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • New York Presbyterian Healthcare

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Private insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is the International Center for the Disabled/ICD Mental Health Services?

ICD is a private, not-for-profit comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation center that provides job training and placement, medical rehabilitation, mental health and drug and alcohol services and learning disabilities services to persons with a broad range of physical, emotional, cognitive, communicative, learning and substance abuse disabilities.

ICD Mental Health Services provides a full range of outpatient mental health services, but specializes in treating emotional problems among individuals with disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions and their families. A staff of highly experienced, fully credentialed psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers provide all services.  The services offered include assessment, psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management, art and movement therapy, and family services.


International Center for the Disabled (ICD)
ICD Vocational Training and Employment Programs
Norma Walker, MPS
Director, Training and Vocational Improvement Programs
340 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010-4019

Agency Telephone: (212) 585-6000
Agency Fax: (212) 585-6161
Agency TTY: (212) 585-6060

Service Categories:

  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City and nearby suburbs

Affiliations:

  • New York Presbyterian Healthcare

Fees:

  • Services are paid for by NYS Board of Education, Vocational and Educational
  • Services for People with Disabilities

What is the International Center for the Disabled/ Vocational Training and Employment Services?

ICD is a private, not-for-profit comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation center that provides job training and placement, medical rehabilitation, mental health and drug and alcohol services, and learning disabilities services to persons with a broad range of physical, emotional, cognitive, communicative, learning and substance abuse disabilities.

ICD Vocational Training and Employment Services provides vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work-skills training and job placement services to adults 18 years of age and older.  Participants should be sponsored and referred by NYS VESID.  Training may include classroom instruction as well as on-the-job training and/or internships with community employers.  Training programs include data entry and word processing, office skills, paraprofessional training in the health and human services, and janitorial training.  GED preparation and remediation services are offered on-site.  ICD's job developers offer participants job seeking skills training and provide job placement services to persons who successfully complete the training program.


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J 47-School for the Deaf
Pat Anderegg
Job Developer
225 E 23 Street
New York, NY 10010

Agency Telephone: (917) 326-6630
Agency Fax: (917) 326-6604
Agency TTY: (917) 326-6604

Service Category:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Job Search

Clientele Category:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Deaf Clients ages 18-21

Affiliations:

  • Board of Education

Geographical Area Served:

  • NYC

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is J 47-School for the Deaf?

I am the Job Developer/Transition Coordinator at J 47 School for the Deaf in NYC. I help Students transition into jobs, schools or agencies.


Jawonio, Inc.
Sheri Muth
260 North Little Tor Road
New City, NY 10956

Agency Telephone: (845) 634-4648
Agency Fax: (845) 634-7731
Agency TTY: (845) 634-4672
Agency Web Address: www.jawonio.org
Agency E-mail: sheri.muth@ejawonio.org

Service Categories:

  • Housing
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Veterans
  • Training
  • Vocational/Career Assessment
  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • Outpatient Services

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • CARF - The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • NYSRA
  • NYAPRAS; NYSACRA

Geographical Area Served:

  • Rockland and Westchester Counties, the Bronx

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicaid
  • No Fees Charged - depending upon funding streams.

What is Jawonio, Inc.?

The mission of Jawonio is to advance the independence, well-being and equality of people with disabilities and special needs. Jawonio provides comprehensive medical, clinical, rehabilitative, educational, vocational, case management and community living services to children and adults with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities. Our aim is to help our consumers achieve their optimal levels of functioning by enhancing their health, educational, and employment opportunities. Jawonio provides the framework which assures individuals the opportunity to live as valuable members of the community.

  • Founded in 1947, Jawonio has served people with disabilities in our region for 53 years
  • The name "Jawonio" is served from local native American word meaning Independence
  • Jawonio is a regional affiliate of UCP/United Cerebral Palsy, and a member of NYS-UCP\
  • Jawonio serves over 5,000 children and adults annually
  • Received the highest accreditation from CARF-Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
  • Over 180 individuals live in community housing served by Jawonio in over 18 residences
  • In the year 2000 Jawonio expanded into Westchester County and Northern New Jersey
  • Employment Services in Rockland and Westchester include:

    • Vocational Evaluation and Fast Track Career Assessment
    • Community Employment Programs - job development and placement
    • Intensive Supported Employment - on site job coaching and support services
    • Rehabilitation and Support Services: skills training, social work therapy, nursing services, deafness counseling, and transportation services
    • Vocational Training Programs help in developing marketable skills including computers and janitorial
    • Work Center - a sheltered work environment offering employment in: assembly, packaging, micrographics, recycling, document destruction and machine operation
    • Community Employment Programs - job development and job placement
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation services include:

    • Supported Education - assistance/supports in college and technical school
    • IPRT services to develop life goals in the areas of work, living and education
    • Pre-employment groups
  • Clinical Services for children and adults with developmental or physical disabilities include:

    • Medical Clinics - Primary Care, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Podiatry, Psychiatry ENT
    • Dental Care - provides extensive dental diagnosis and treatment
    • Audiology
    • Service Coordination in Rockland and Westchester
  • Community Living Services in Rockland and Northern New Jersey include:

    • Individual Residential Alternatives - (IRA) homes and apartments in communities throughout the region
    • Intermediate Care Facilities - (ICF) homelike atmospheres for individuals with severe physical or mental challenges
  • Day programs offering

    • Retirement options for seniors and community based day habilitation programs for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities in Rockland and Westchester Counties
  • Educational Services include:

    • Infant Development Programs - Early Intervention, evaluation and treatment services IDP serves infants  with disabilities
    • Jawonio's Preschool - meeting therapeutic, educational, social needs
    • Playing and learning together Creative Education Center-integrates disabled and non-disabled infants and toddlers in day care

Jewish Board of Families and Children's Service
Marilyn Johnson
Executive Associate
120 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Agency Telephone: (212) 582-9100
Agency Fax: (212) 289-4732
Agency Web Address: www.jbfcs.org
Agency E-mail: mjohnson@jbfcs.org

Service Category:

  • Addictions
  • Counseling
  • Homeless
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shelter
  • Mental Health: children & adult
  • Domestic

Clientele Category:

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

Affiliations:

  • Child Welfare league of America
  • Coalition of Family or Child Care Agencies
  • Coalition of Children's Mental Health Agencies
  • USA-Federation of NY United Way

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City, Westchester County

Fees:

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

What is the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services?

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, one of the nation's premier mental health and social service agencies, offers a diverse network of more than 167 community-based programs, residential facilities and day-treatment centers. These programs serve more than 60,000 people of all religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds each year at sites throughout New York City and Westchester.

Our services reach a wide and varied population, reflecting JBFCS' commitment to meeting community needs with compassion and high quality care. They also reflect the agency's roots as a trailblazer in addressing social problems-roots that go back more than 100 years.


Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest:
Vocational Rehabilitation
Avi Dogim
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Peggy Himsl
Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services
111 Prospect Street
East Orange, NJ 07017

Agency Telephone: (973) 674-6330
Agency Fax: (973) 674-7773
Agency Web Address: www.jvsnj.org
Agency E-mail: adogim@jvsnj.org

Service categories:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • United Jewish Federation of MetroWest
  • ACCESS NJ
  • International Association of Jewish Vocational Services
  • Geographical Area Served:
  • Essex, Morris, Union and Bergen Counties, NJ

Fees:

  • Fees for services

What is the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest?

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving the vocational and rehabilitation needs of the community since 1939.  It is a comprehensive multi-faceted vocational agency, providing a broad range of employment, training and supportive services to individuals with disabilities of all ages.  These services include: comprehensive vocational evaluation; short term vocational evaluation; specialized employment services including job seeking skills training, job placement, job coaching and supported employment; occupational skills training including computer applications and office skills, home health aide training; workshop services including work adjustment training, extended employment for the severely disabled to age 90; school to work transition services to classified students; aptitude and psychological testing; career and education planning.


J F K Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Career Development Program
Harriet Findlay
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818-3059

Agency Telephone: (732) 321-7069
Agency Fax: (732) 767-2925
Agency TTY: (732) 321-7723

Service Categories:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Veterans

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Central New Jersey

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Private insurance/Medicare/Medicaid accepted

What is the J F K Johnson Rehabilitation Institute?

The J F K Johnson Rehabilitation Institute provides rehabilitation services to all age groups (infants to seniors).  There is a pediatric rehabilitation program offering diagnostic and therapeutic services, a pre-school program, and early education for autistic children.  We provide a full vocational rehabilitation program for adolescents and adults which encompasses vocational evaluation, situational assessment, paid work experiences, individual and group vocational and independent living skills counseling and training.  We also provide a full clerical training program, job seeking skills and a job hunt club.  We have an active business advisory board composed of the major corporations in New Jersey.


JGB Rehab Corporation Jewish Guild for the Blind
Arnold Kramer
Supervisor Employment Services
15 W 65 Street
New York, NY 10023

Agency Telephone: (212) 769-6299
Agency Fax: (212) 712-2423
Agency Web Address: www.jgb.org
Agency E-mail: kramera@jgb.org

Service categories:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Information and Referral
  • Low Vision Optometry
  • Diabetes Care

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • NYS Commission for the Blind
  • VESID

Geographical Area Served:

  • Metro NYC

Fees:

  • Fees for services
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

What is the JGB Rehab Corporation Jewish Guild for the Blind?

The Jewish Guild for the Blind is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency that serves thousands of visually impaired blind & multi disabled individuals each year, regardless of age, ethnic backgrounds & economic circumstances. The Guild's network of vocational rehabilitation, health & education programs help clients to achieve productive & independent lives & to obtain or retain employment. We provide assessment, counseling & vocational training using state of the art adaptive technology. Our placement staff work collaboratively with consumers & employers to develop employment opportunities.


Job Path
Sheila Kresch
22 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018

Agency Telephone: (212) 944-0564
Agency Fax: (212) 921-5342
Agency E-mail: SKRESCH@JOBPATHNYC.org

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Connecting People to Social and Recreational Activities in their Communities

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Developmental Disabilities

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Affiliations:

  • American Association of Mental Retardation
  • New York State Rehabilitation
  • New York State Association For Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Association For Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)
  • The Association For people with Severe Handicaps (TASH)
  • Coalition of Mainstream Employment Programs
  • Borough Developmental Disabilities Councils


What is Job Path?

Individuals with developmental disabilities, no matter how severe, come to Job Path to experience more of what life offers: opportunities to grow, contribute, and connect with others.
Job Path helps people become more independent and involved in community life. Instead of living and looking in sheltered and segregated environments, women and men find paid jobs in the competitive labor market. They participate in community groups. Some establish their own homes. They initiate and strengthen relationships with family members, neighbors, friends, and mentors. Step-by-step, Job Path helps Individuals discover their talents and expand their lives.


K

Korean American Association for Rehabilitation of the Disabled
Myoungja Lee
Director
35-20 147 Street Annex#2F
Flushing, NY 11354

Agency Telephone: (718) 445-3929 or (718) 661-4429

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Entitlements
  • Information and Referral
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Mostly Queens in N.Y.C.

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Medicare

What is The Korean American Association for Rehabilitation of the Disabled?

The purpose for which the corporation is being formed is organize, operate, and maintain a center for handicapped, with a primary focus on the needs of the Korean-American community.

These members have previously been reluctant to seek outside assistance in matters involving disabled family members, relatives and friends, due to largely cultural and linguistic barriers.

However, such barriers can be remedied; whereby education, information and assistance can be provided to Korean-American with disabilities in order to attainment fundamental human needs and endeavors.

These include, but are not limited to employment, education, transportation, and medical; as well as to assist Korean-American with disabilities in the attainment of a sense of personal independence, optimal social integration; maintenance of funds of the application of such income and the actualization of such purposes; for the well being of the disabled Korean American population.

The above will also benefit society as a whole; and help this organization engage in other lawful activities that are generally undertaken to further of these enumerated purposes.


L

League for the Hard of Hearing
[See Center for Hearing and Communication]


Legal Services of New Jersey/SSI Project
Rosendo Socarras
100 Metroplex Drive at Plainfield Ave.
P.O. Box 1357
Edison, NJ 05818

Agency Telephone: (732) 572-9100
Agency Fax: (732) 248-5008
Agency Web Address: www.lsnj.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • New Jersey

Affiliations:

  • Social Security Administration
  • Disability Determination Services
  • DFD
  • Long Term Support Program

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is Legal Services of New Jersey/SSI Project?

The SSI Project was initiated in cooperation with the New Jersey Division of Family Development and Legal Service of New Jersey.   Our mission is to assist people who are potentially disabled through General Assistance or Temporary Assistance to needy family recipients.  The SSI Project of LSNJ represents claimants at the initial and reconsideration levels of adjudication, as well as providing funds for consultative medical examinations for those who have not access to treatment. 


Legal Services for New York City
Barbara Samuels
SSD/SSI Coordinator
350 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Agency Telephone: (212) 431-7200 ext. 129
Agency Fax: (212) 966-9571
Agency E-mail: bsamuels@legalsupport.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City

Fees:

  • No fees charges (Eligibility criteria based on low or no income)

What is Legal Services for New York City?

Legal Services has a neighborhood of offices that gives direct advocacy services to clients who have been denied Social Security and or SSI benefits. The main office makes referrals to the neighborhood offices.


Legal Services of Puerto Rico:
Ponce Center
Rafael Sánchez Valentín, Esq.,Center Sub-Director
Emilio Alvarez, Esq., Advisory Committee President
PO Box 331109
Ponce, PR 00733-1109

Agency Telephone: (787) 844-3232
Agency Fax: (787) 841-4901

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Legal

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled (Physical, Developmental, Mental)
  • Unemployed

Geographical Area Served:

  • Ponce, Peñuelas, Guayanilla, Yauco, Juana Díaz, Santa Isabel, Villalba, Guánica

Fees:

  • No fees charges (Eligibility criteria based on low or no income)

What is Legal Services for Puerto Rico?

Legal Services of Puerto Rico is a non-profit corporation that provides free legal counseling and representation in civil matters to persons with limited income and resources.  The Ponce Center is one of 19 that are located throughout the island and is staffed by 11 attorneys and support personnel.   Its operating budget comes from competitive federal funding grants.


Lewis County Community Mental Health Center
Sheri Shulz
Intake Coordinator
7550 South State Street
Lowville, NY 13367

Agency Telephone: (315) 376-5450
Agency Fax: (315) 376-7221
Agency E-mail: lewismh@lewiscountyny.org

Service Categories:

  • Mental Health

Clientele Categories:

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

Affiliations:

  • New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors
  • National Community Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • New York State Community Behavioral Healthcare Council

Fees:

  • Fee for services
  • Private insurance/Medicaid/Medicare accepted

What is the Lewis County Mental Health Center?

The Lewis County Mental Health Center is a comprehensive community mental health center offering the following services: psychiatric assessment and treatment, psychological assessment, individual and group therapy, case management, psychosocial club, supported housing, supported employment, family support services, respite care for children and adolescents and specialty services for trauma survivors and persons with co-occurring mental illness and addictions.


Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc.
Adle I. Agin
Executive Director
30th Ave. and 75th St.
Jackson Heights, NY. 11370

Agency Telephone: (718) 350-3100
Agency Fax: (718) 899-9846
Agency TTY: (718) 350-3100
Agency E-mail: vocationalservices@lexnyc.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Entitlements
  • Rehabilitation

Clientele Categories:

  • Community
  • Adults
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally
  • Men/Women
  • Families
  • Unemployed
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Geographical Area Served:

  • 5 Boroughs Citywide, Westchester, NJ

Affiliations:

  • ABARA
  • RID
  • NYSRA

Fees:

  • No fees charged to clients

What is the Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc.?

The Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc. has its main office in Queens, NY and branch offices in Westchester, NY, Morristown, NJ and Trenton, NJ. The center provides a variety of rehabilitation and community services to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing adults. Services include:

  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Pre-employment services
  • Job Development
  • Intensive and Extended Job Coaching
  • Independent Living - Support, Training and Advocacy
  • VECTOR Recreation

Within the Supported Employment Program, staff assist clients with preparation for employment as well as the support services for retaining employment. A comprehensive approach to service delivery to service delivery includes pre-employment counseling which highlights work values, employer expectations, relationships with co-workers, job responsibilities and career advancement opportunities. Counseling focuses on resume preparation, interviewing skills, job search techniques and workplace adjustment. After job placement, assistance and support to both employers and consumers assures a smooth integration of the employee to the world of work along with the analysis and implementation of accommodations if needed.

Independent Living Specialists work with clients to support and assist them with a variety of life management issues.

The VECTOR Program is an adult socialization/recreation program that offers deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals an opportunity to meet on a weekly basis.


Liberty:
Career Employment Network
Barb Wool
Director of PR & Development
43 Liberty Drive
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Agency Telephone: (518) 842-5080
Agency Fax: (518) 842-0143

Service Categories:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shelters
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
  • Association for Retarded Children

Geographical Area Served:

  • Montgomery County

What is Liberty:  Career Employment Network?

Liberty:  Career Employment Network, serves individuals in need with the focus on persons with disabilities, particularly individuals with developmental disabilities.  Liberty's Board, staff and friends work together to create an atmosphere which encourages individuality, independence, productivity and integration for the people we serve.

Liberty provides a lifetime range of comprehensive, professional services to over 550 children, men and women with developmental disabilities (mental retardation, cerebral palsy, neurological impairments, traumatic brain injury and autism), mental illness or physical disabilities.  Liberty is the largest provider of day and residential services to people with developmental disabilities in Montgomery County. 


Liberty House Foundation
Julia Beebe
Director
54 Bay Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Agency Telephone: (518) 798-1066
Agency Fax: (518) 798-1166
Agency E-mail: Libertyh@capital.net

Service Categories:

  • Case management
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Disabled: Developmentally/Mentally/physically
  • Men/Women
  • Families
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans

Geographical Area Served:

  • Warren/Washington Counties-New York

Affiliations:

  • International Center for Clubhouse Development

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is the Liberty House Foundation?

Liberty House Foundation, Inc. provides psychiatric and vocational Rehabilitation services. Working together with individuals, family members and treatment teams. A comprehensive plan of reintegration into successful community living is put into action.
 

Lifespire
Anna Q. Brown
345 Hudson St., Fl. 3
New York, NY 10014

Agency Telephone: (212) 741-0100
Agency Fax: (212) 255-2309
Agency Web Address: www.lifespire.org

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Entitlements
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Residential Services
  • Family Reimbursement

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • New York City - all 5 Boroughs

Fees:

  • Medicaid

What is Lifespire?

The Association for C.R.M.D., Inc., Known as Lifespire, was chartered in 1951 as a not-for-profit membership corporation under the laws of the State of New York. An early leader in the field of public education, Lifespire became an advance and spokesman for people with mental retardation in the City of New York.

Lifespire is recognized throughout the state for its provision of innovative and effective services to adults with developmental disabilities. Dedicated to person-centered planning and choice, Lifespire enjoys a reputation for providing unique services that satisfy the unmet needs of a largely overlooked population.

Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with a developmental disability are able to become contributing members of their family and community thereby achieving a sense of self worth and self actualization. It is Lifespire's aim to provide individuals with assistance and support necessary to achieve the optimum level of functional behaviors and cognitive skills necessary to maintain themselves inn their community in the most integrated and independent manner possible.


Lighthouse International:
Adaptive Living  Program
Adaptive Technology Program
Counseling Services  Program
Low Vision Service Program
Social Work Department
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Agency Telephone: 1-888-222-9200 and 1-888-222-9320 (toll-free, NYC area)
Agency Fax: (212) 821-9707
Agency E-mail:  visionrehab@lighthouse.org
Agency Web Address:  www.lighthouse.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 821-9713

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation (Training)
  • Other:  Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Music School Low Vision Services
  • Print Access Center/Braille Library

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • National Vision Rehabilitation Cooperative
  • Departments/Offices for the Aging

Geographical Area Served:

Direct Services:

  • New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley; information and resource service nationwide; education, research, advocacy; international.

Fees:

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

What is Lighthouse International?

Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.  Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables all people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.  Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York,   Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.

Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services equip people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted with the skills and confidence they need to meet the day-to-day challenges of life.  These services enable individuals to remain self-sufficient and safe at home, productive at work and active in the community.

New York Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services (NYLVRS), a division of Lighthouse International, is a major provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation services in New York State.  NYLVRS annually serves thousands of residents of the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. 


Lighthouse International:
Career Services
Janice O'Connor
Placement Coordinator
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Agency Telephone: 1-888-222-9320 (toll-free NYC area)  1-800-829-0500 (toll-free, nationwide)
Agency Fax: (212) 821-9707
Agency E-mail:  visionrehab@lighthouse.org
Agency Web Address:  www.lighthouse.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 821-9713

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation (Training)
  • Other:  Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Music School Low Vision Services
  • Print Access Center/Braille Library

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • National Vision Rehabilitation Cooperative
  • Departments/Offices for the Aging

Geographical Area Served:
Direct Services:

  • New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley; information and resource service nationwide; education, research, advocacy; international.

Fees:

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

What is Lighthouse International?

Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.  Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables all people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.  Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York,   Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.

Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services equip people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted with the skills and confidence they need to meet the day-to-day challenges of life.  These services enable individuals to remain self-sufficient and safe at home, productive at work and active in the community.

New York Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services (NYLVRS), a division of Lighthouse International, is a major provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation services in New York State.  NYLVRS annually serves thousands of residents of the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. 


Lighthouse International:
Child Development Center
Frank Simpson
Vice President for Program Development/Principal
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Agency Telephone: 1-888-222-9200 and 1-888-222-9320 (toll-free, NYC area)
Agency Fax: (212) 821-9707
Agency E-mail:  visionrehab@lighthouse.org
Agency Web Address:  www.lighthouse.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 821-9713

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation (Training)
  • Other:  Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Music School Low Vision Services
  • Print Access Center/Braille Library

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • National Vision Rehabilitation Cooperative
  • Departments/Offices for the Aging

Geographical Area Served:
Direct Services:

  • New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley; Information and Resource Service Nationwide; Education, research, advocacy; international

Fees:

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

What is Lighthouse International?

Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.  Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables all people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.  Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York,   Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.

Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation services equip people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted with the skills and confidence they need to meet the day-to-day challenges of life.  These services enable individuals to remain self-sufficient and safe at home, productive at work and active in the community.

New York Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services (NYLVRS), a division of Lighthouse International, is a major provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation services in New York State.  NYLVRS annually serves thousands of residents of the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. 


Lighthouse International:
Lighthouse Music School
Leslie Jones
Director, Lighthouse Music School
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Agency Telephone: 1-888-222-9660 and 1-888-222-9320 (toll-free, NYC area)
Agency Fax: (212) 821-9707
Agency E-mail:  visionrehab@lighthouse.org
Agency Web Address:  www.lighthouse.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 821-9713

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation (Training)
  • Other:  Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Music School Low Vision Services
  • Print Access Center/Braille Library

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • National Vision Rehabilitation Cooperative
  • Departments/Offices for the Aging

Geographical Area Served:
Direct Services:

  • New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley; information and resource service nationwide; education, research, advocacy; international.

Fees:

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

What is Lighthouse International?

Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.  Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables all people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.  Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York,   Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.

Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services equip people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted with the skills and confidence they need to meet the day-to-day challenges of life.  These services enable individuals to remain self-sufficient and safe at home, productive at work and active in the community.

New York Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services (NYLVRS), a division of Lighthouse International, is a major provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation services in New York State.  NYLVRS annually serves thousands of residents of the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. 


Lighthouse International:
Print Access Center/Braille Library
Gloria Aks
Director of Information Resources
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Agency Telephone: (212)-821-9200  and 1-800-829-0500 (toll-free, nationwide) and 1-888-222-9320 (toll-free, NYC area)
Agency Fax: (212) 821-9707
Agency Web Address:  www.lighthouse.org
Agency TTY:  (212) 821-9713

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Information and Referral
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Transportation (Training)
  • Other:  Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Music School Low Vision Services
  • Print Access Center/Braille Library

Clientele Categories:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Seniors
  • Children
  • Community
  • Disabled

    • Physically
    • Developmentally
    • Mentally
  • Families
  • Men
  • Unemployed
  • Veterans
  • Women

Affiliations:

  • New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • National Vision Rehabilitation Cooperative
  • Departments/Offices for the Aging

Geographical Area Served:
Direct Services:

  • New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley; information and resource service nationwide; education, research, advocacy; international.

Fees:

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

What is Lighthouse International?

Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.  Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables all people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.  Founded in 1905 and headquartered in New York,   Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization, and depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.

Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services equip people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted with the skills and confidence they need to meet the day-to-day challenges of life.  These services enable individuals to remain self-sufficient and safe at home, productive at work and active in the community.

New York Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Services (NYLVRS), a division of Lighthouse International, is a major provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation services in New York State.  NYLVRS annually serves thousands of residents of the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. 


Long Island Advocacy Center
Mary DeSetta
Benefits Specialist
999 Hericks Ave.
New Hyde Park, NY

Agency Telephone: (516) 248-2222 ext 108
Agency Fax: (516) 248-2290
Agency E-mail: nccsepta@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Training

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau/Suffolk Counties of Long Island

Fees:

  • No Fees Charged

What is the Long Island Advocacy Center?

The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. is a private not for profit agency dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and the disabled.

The Long Island Advocacy Center offers....

  • Students solutions to problems such as discipline, truancy, suspensions, residency disputes and inappropriate placements.
  • Individuals with Disabilities assistance in obtaining vocational rehabilitation services, benefits and appropriate educational programs.

Through mediations, negotiations and representation, specially trained attorneys and paraprofessionals ensure that individuals receive the maximum service to which they are entitled under the law.

LIAC provides training sessions in relevant laws, regulations and advocacy skills to family members, students, educators, probation officers and other professionals.

As a result of LIAC's intervention, individuals have achieved greater self-sufficiency. Instances of juvenile delinquency and school drop-outs have been greatly reduced, saving taxpayer dollars.


Long Island Center for Independent Living
Joan Lynch
Program Manager
3601 Hempstead Tpke Suite 208
Levittown, NY 11756

Agency Telephone: (516) 796-0144
Agency Fax: (516) 769-0529
Agency TTY: (516) 796-0135
Agency Web Address: www.licil.net
Agency E-mail: licil@aol.com

Service Categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Housing
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Transportation

Clientele Categories:

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

Geographical Area Served:

  • Nassau County

Fees:

  • No fees charged

What is The Long Island Center For Independent Living, Inc.?

The Long Island Center For Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL) is a not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to promote self-sufficiency and motivation among citizens of Nassau County who happen to have disabilities. Persons of all ages and across all disability categories are encouraged to participate in its programs and services. As part of a large network of Independent Living Centers (ILC's) operating throughout the state and the nation, it is committed to the belief that people with disabilities have not only the right, but the responsibility, to participate as fully as possible in each and every realm of society, from political and social to educational and professional. Since its inception in 1979, LICIL has held fast to the grass roots philosophy of the Independent Living Movement which took hold in the 190's and 1970's as an expression of the desire of persons with disabilities to be self-supporting and equal partners in the American Dream.

To that end, LICIL works tirelessly to provide a host of services designed to foster and enhance the capacity of individuals with disabilities to claim their rightful place in a world where their voices have all too often gone unheard. Available services range from peer counseling, benefits advisement, and advocacy to information and referral, equipment loan and transportation, and public awareness/sensitivity training. In addition, LICIL produces a quarterly newsletter entitled CENTERFOCUS, which highlights recent and upcoming events of interest to consumers, as well as articles and information on trends in assistive technology, benefits, and local politics.


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