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Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Abuse/Violence Support ServicesThis program provides assistance and support to those who have been victimized because of their disabilities as well as those who have become disabled as a result of the crime. Provides short-term counseling to crime victims with disabilities and information and referrals to appropriate local agencies. Develops and presents educational programming to community groups on victimization of people with disabilities. Assists in filing application claims with the New York State Crime Victims board.RensselaerCRIME VICTIMS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAMNORTHEAST HEALTH
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesRCIL advocates provide active support and guidance for people with disabilities and help ensure that an individual’s choices for living independently are respected. Advocacy includes, but is not limited to, assistance with benefits, homelessness, evictions, disability rights issues, accessibility issues in the home or in the community, information and referrals, assistance in learning independent living skills, and peer support.MontgomeryDISABILITY ADVOCACYRESOURCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (RCIL)
Advocacy ServicesAdvocates for individuals with disabilities for specialized needs or other services, helps with complaints regarding ADA compliance, or discrimination, etc, and refer to agencies which specialize in specific areas of need.PutnamDISABILITY ADVOCACYPUTNAM COUNTY OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Assistive Aid/Equipment ServicesProvides evaluation and training of assistive technology to students and educational teams in school environments. Also offers information, referrals, device demonstrations and training to individuals with disabilities and their families, along with loaning out assistive technology equipment to children and adults.WestchesterASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TEAMWESTCHESTER INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Benefits Assistance ServicesAssists individuals with disabilities gain access to benefit applications and resources, along with advocating for rights and other employment-related concerns.WestchesterCOMMUNITY WORK INCENTIVESWESTCHESTER DISABLED ON THE MOVE
Dental Care ServicesProvides a full range of dental services for children and adults with disabilities, provided in an outpatient setting, and in various community locations in a mobile dental van.WestchesterDENTAL CAREWESTCHESTER INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Disease/Disability Care ServicesAllows individuals to create and manage a budget, hire support staff and engage in activities that will enhance integration to live and work in the community. The individual may choose the mix of supports, services, and staff that best suit their needs. A Home and Community Based Waiver OPWDD program. Participants can decide where to live - in an apartment, with a roommate, in a house with friends or family, or alone.MontgomerySELF DIRECTIONRESOURCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (RCIL)
Education ServicesOffers vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities. Services include counseling guidance, educational training and assessment services for those whose disability is a barrier to employment. Agency efforts are to increase access to the range of services within the Department of Education and other agencies. AlbanyVOCATIONAL REHABILITATIONADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (ACCES-VR) - CAPITAL REGION
Education/Training ServicesProvides free public access computing services specifically designed for individuals from vulnerable populations, such as the unemployed, individuals with disabilities, seniors, those struggling with language barriers, etc. Services include, computer Basics (in English and in Spanish and possibly other languages.), learning in-depth Microsoft Office software, writing resumes and cover letters, practicing interview skills, test-taking such as Learning Express, GED preparation, job readiness sessions with a trained coach/advisor, assistance with completing e-forms for food stamps, other benefits, on-line job applications, immigration papers, etc, and help with navigating the internet for social service agencies and benefit opportunities.WestchesterBTOP (BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM)NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Education/Training ServicesProvides access to job database individuals with visual impairments or other physical disabilities, offers counseling for displaced homemakers, people with disabilities, those in transition or "beginning again" situations. Also services include basic skills training and remediation, GED preparation, youth competency, work experience, occupational/vocational training, on-the-job training and customized training for eligible employers. A variety of computer classes are also available.WestchesterJOB TRAINING SERVICES FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDSNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - WESTCHESTER
Education/Training ServicesNew York State Commission for the Blind's (NYSCB) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) offers opportunities for individuals who are blind to gain the training and skills necessary to manage one of several vending facilities located in Federal and state office buildings throughout the state. After completing an intensive training program, BEP managers become proficient in all aspects of retail management including purchasing products, controlling inventory, marketing products, maintaining good customer relations, and keeping accurate records.RensselaerNYSCB BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM (BEP)NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Emergency Assistance ServicesThe Special Needs Registry is for full and part-time Warren County residents that may need additional assistance during an emergency. Special needs include but are not limited to: disabilities, chronic conditions, special healthcare needs, and language barriers. The information that you provide may help responders meet your needs during an emergency. If you cannot fill out this form on your own, please have a family member, caregiver or other representative complete the form and submit on your behalf. This information needs to be confirmed and updated annually.WarrenSPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRYWARREN COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Employment ServicesProvides career guidance, evaluation, preparation and multiple employment services to people with disabilities or those that are economically disadvantaged, through supported employment, industrial work centers, school-to-work career development, and janitorial training.OrangeEMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICESACCESS SUPPORTS FOR LIVING
Employment ServicesProvides assistance to eligible persons to help them obtain and maintain employment. Services and training funds are provided to employers to assist in hiring or retaining persons with disabilities. Evaluations, assessment of skills-aptitudes-interests, vocational guidance and counseling, VOC exploration, Training-college, VOTEC, trade schools, on site job development assistance- On Job Training, job coaching, job search skills training, follow up services for retention.AlbanyJOB ASSISTANCEADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (ACCES-VR) - CAPITAL REGION
Employment ServicesOffers various formats to help individuals with disabilities to prepare and gain employment. Services include job skills assessment and training, supported employment, job coaching and more, which helps these individuals become more competitive and self-sustaining in the workplace.WestchesterJOB PLACEMENT AND EMPLOYMENTJAWONIO WESTCHESTER
Employment ServicesNYSCB's Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers a pool of talented, reliable people who are trained in a variety of different fields, including hospitality, manufacturing, and office management. NYSCB's Vocational Rehabilitation Program can provide an employee who is losing their sight with technical assistance to adapt to their new impairment without sacrificing their career. NYSCB counselors work with employees and employers to obtain the appropriate adaptive equipment, mobility training, or reader services that can assist blind employees in retaining their position and performing job duties efficiently.RensselaerNYSCB VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Employment ServicesProvides prevocational readiness training designed to offer information, support and assist individuals with disabilities to successfully engage in a vocational rehabilitation program by working on communication skills, self advocacy, identify strengths and potential barriers.WestchesterPARTNERS FOR SUCCESSWESTCHESTER INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER
Employment ServicesProvide a program for individuals with disabilities who desire to be competitively employed. This program consists of pre-employment and post-employment services, designed to enhance an individual’s success in the workplace through include resume writing, interviewing, appropriate social behavior, and learning to live with a job. In addition, the individual is supported through the initial stages of adapting to a new worksite.PutnamSUPPORTED EMPLOYMENTHUDSON VALLEY CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION
Employment ServicesProvides counseling, guidance, educational training and assessment services to individuals with a disability when the disability is a barrier to employment. Agency efforts are to increase access to the range of services within the Department of Education and other agencies.WestchesterVOCATIONAL TRAININGADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES- VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (ACCES-VR) - WESTCHESTER
Evaluation/Inspection ServicesGathers and investigates complaints of abuse, neglect and violation of rights for anyone with disabilities.AlbanyDISABILITY RIGHTS COMPLAINTSDISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK (DRNY)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.WestchesterHEAP (HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)MOUNT VERNON COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided. The Cooling assistance program is available from May 1st until August 31st until funding is exhausted. SullivanHEAP (HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)SULLIVAN COUNTY DIVISION OF HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.WestchesterHEAP (HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)TARRYTOWN COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.UlsterHEAP (HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, means tested, seasonal program (usually November-March) which assists eligible families, seniors and individuals with permanent disabilities with the following benefits: Regular HEAP: can issue financial assistance for payments to the primary household fuel source. Emergency HEAP: may be applied for and authorized if a household presents with an emergency situation (such as a shut-off notice or less than ¼ tank of deliverable fuel) after already having received regular HEAP. Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP: helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Cooling Assistance Program: provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner per household, once in 10 years. Household MUST produce a doctor’s statement verifying that the air conditioner is medically necessary. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided. AlbanyHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)ALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.ColumbiaHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)COLUMBIA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.FultonHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)FULTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP: helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP: helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP: helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program: Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.GreeneHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)GREENE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP: helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP: helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP: helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program: Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.HamiltonHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)HAMILTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.MontgomeryHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source.Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided. OrangeHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.RensselaerHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)RENSSELAER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-March) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits: Regular HEAP: helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP: helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP: helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program: provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.SaratogaHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)SARATOGA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP: helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP: helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP: helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program: Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.SchenectadyHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)SCHENECTADY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesThe Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.SchoharieHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)SCHOHARIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided. The cooling assistance program is available from May 1st until August 31st until funding is exhausted.UlsterHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)ULSTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesThe Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.WarrenHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)WARREN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesThe Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability. Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational. HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.WashingtonHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesAPPLICATION OPEN DATES 2019-2020 Regular Heap: November 12, 2019 Emergency HEAP: January 2, 2020-March 16, 2020 Heating Equipment Repair/Replacement HEAP: November 4, 2019-September 30, 2020 Air Conditioning: May 1, 2020-August 31, 2020 Clean and Tune Benefit: November 4, 2019-September 30, 2020 Assists low-income households pay their heating energy bills and other related services during winter months. January 3, 2017 - March 15, 2017 No notices, Emergency benefit payments, or guarantee of Emergency benefits may be issued before January 3, 2017. This includes ten-day hold requests from utility companies based on anticipated Emergency HEAP payments. Heating emergencies prior to January 3 must be resolved with Regular benefits. Households with heat- related emergencies must be referred to other programs or make payment arrangements with utility companies as appropriate. HEATING EQUIPMENT & REPAIR (HERR) Replacement maximum $6,500 (once in 10 years). Repair maximum $3,000 per HERR season. COOLING ASSISTANCE COMPONENT Provides air conditioners for income-eligible individuals who suffer from a medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat. RocklandHOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP) / COOLING ASSISTANCE COMPONENTROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Food/Clothing/Furniture Distribution ServicesPrograms that prepare and deliver regular meals to older adults and people with disabilities who are unable to shop and-or prepare the food for themselves or travel to a site where a meal is being served.AlbanyHOME DELIVERED MEALSHUNGER SOLUTIONS NEW YORK
Health/Medical Care ServicesProvides outpatient services in audiology and speech-language pathology. Also has a Voice Care Center which focuses on vocal disorders caused by lesions, excessive tension, constant use by singers, teachers, salespeople, etc. neurological, paralysis, and other voice related problems.WestchesterSPEECH AND HEARING CENTERWESTCHESTER INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Home Improvement/Repair ServicesMinor home repair for elderly, disabled and very low-income homeowners. Labor is free. Homeowner pays for the cost of materials.RensselaerMINI-REPAIR PROGRAMRENSSELAER COUNTY HOUSING RESOURCES (RCHR)
HOUSING SERVICESOperates 15 senior citizen housing complexes and one for people with physical disabilities. Applications can be requested from Stanan Management. Eligible seniors will be placed on a waiting list, currently 2-4 years. There is an Amityville residence for the physically disabled. Call for more information.NassauHOUSING SERVICESCATHOLIC CHARITIES
Housing ServicesManages seven public housing complexes in the City of Schenectady open to eligible low-income families, the elderly or people with disabilities.SchenectadyLOW INCOME PUBLIC HOUSINGSCHENECTADY MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY
Housing ServicesOffers and maintains HUD section 8 vouchers and low rental housing, housing assistance, including housing grants.WestchesterSECTION 8 AND LOW RENTAL HOUSINGNEW ROCHELLE MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY
Identification/Tracing ServicesProvides photo identification cards to county residents with disabilities, which entitles them to half-fare on all county buses. Also has applications for MTA Metrocards.WestchesterHALF-FARE ID PROGRAM FOR THE DISABLEDWESTCHESTER COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referral for resources and services for anyone with disabilities that has been victimized by abuse, neglect or violation of rights.AlbanyDISABILITY RIGHTS RESOURCE INFORMATIONDISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK (DRNY)
Information/Referral ServicesThe Albany Department for the Aging provides information and referral regarding long term care for the elderly and disabled via the Albany County New York Connects Point of Entry line.AlbanyNY CONNECTSALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR AGING
Information/Referral ServicesNY Connects, Columbia County is a trusted resource that provides the free information and assistance needed to make informed decisions about long term care. Provides information on services currently available; referrals to agencies that may help in the care of loved ones; assistance in obtaining services. ColumbiaNY CONNECTSCOLUMBIA COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE CONSORTIUM
Information/Referral ServicesNY Connects provides specialized information and referral regarding long term care issues and services for older adults.FultonNY CONNECTSFULTON COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING
Information/Referral ServicesNY Connects provides specialized information and referral regarding long term care issues and services for older adults.MontgomeryNY CONNECTSMONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Information/Referral ServicesPutnam NY Connects promotes personal responsibilities to empower and create opportunities for consumers and their caregivers of all ages, allowing them to make informed choices about their Long Term Care needs that balance cost, access, and quality. Our aim is to help alleviate the frustrations of trying to navigate through a complex and fragmented long term care system.PutnamNY CONNECTSPUTNAM COUNTY OFFICE FOR SENIOR RESOURCES
Information/Referral ServicesNY Connects provides specialized information and referral regarding long term care issues and services for older adults.SaratogaNY CONNECTSSARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Information/Referral ServicesSchenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services offers NY Connects which is a state-wide program to establish consumer-centered access to information and assistance for all individuals in need of long term care services, regardless of age, income or payment source. It is Schenectady Count's effort to provide a single point of entry for long term care information, referrals and assessments.SchenectadyNY CONNECTSSCHENECTADY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR AND LONG TERM CARE SERVICES
Information/Referral ServicesThe NY Connects of Schoharie County offers specialized information and referral services for long term care issues. SchoharieNY CONNECTSSCHOHARIE COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Information/Referral ServicesNY Connects provides free information and referral on long term care services to assist older adults and individuals with a disability in maintaining long term care. WarrenNY CONNECTSWARREN HAMILTON COUNTIES OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Information/Referral ServicesNY Connects is a trusted community resource that provides free information and assistance needed to make informed decisions about long-term care. Long-term Care can include many services that will help individuals remain independent in their daily lives. NY Connects provides information on many services offered by the Department for Human Services including Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, Respite Care, Home Care, HIICAP, Housing and more.GreeneNY CONNECTS - INFORMATION, REFERRAL, AND ASSISTANCE - GREENE COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR THE HUMAN SERVICESGREENE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Information/Referral ServicesFacilitates access to assistive technology for children and adults with disabilities in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties to help them be more independent and participate more fully in the community.WestchesterREGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER (RTC)WESTCHESTER INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Legal/Court ServicesOffers legal counseling and representation for people with physical, mental or developmental disabilities who have been victims of abuse, neglect or violated rights.AlbanyDISABILITY RIGHTS LEGAL ASSISTANCEDISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK (DRNY)
Mental Health ServicesLiberty House offers a variety of clinical services to assist an individual in achieving their recovery goals. A Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan is developed that looks at every aspect of the individual’s life. Goals and objectives are developed that will assist the individual in removing barriers that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. On-going Clinical Assessment and Evaluation is offered as well as a variety of Groups are offered to discuss, share, problem solve and assist fellow members on the road to recovery. They include: Employment Group, Support Group, Community Education Group, Symptom Management Group and Relationship Group.WarrenCLINICAL SERVICES AND GROUPSLIBERTY HOUSE FOUNDATION
NURSING HOME TRANSITION AND DIVERSION GERIATRIC WAIVERProvides persons with disabilities and senior citizens an opportunity to live in the community by offering services such as re-teaching basic skills, environmental modifications to provide accessibility and safety to homes, community transitional services and intensive service coordination.SuffolkNURSING HOME TRANSITION AND DIVERSION GERIATRIC WAIVERFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
NYSTART, CRISIS PREVENTION AND RESPONSEProvides crisis prevention and response services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities or complex behavioral/mental health needs, their families and caregivers with the goal of enabling individuals to remain in their home or community. Offers needs assessment develops and individualized crisis plan, recommends preventive and coping strategies for families/caregivers and provides referrals to appropriate agencies. Provides short-term therapeutic in-home supports, therapeutic emergency and planned Resource Center services for enrolled individuals. Provides consultation, training and technical assistance to community partners and organizations.NYSTART, CRISIS PREVENTION AND RESPONSENEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (OPWDD)
Protective ServicesAnyone who witnesses or suspects the abuse or neglect of a person with special needs should make a report to the Justice Center VPCR Hotline.AlbanyREPORT ABUSE AND NEGLECTNYS JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Recreation/Sport/Fitness ServicesDance: Provides the joy of dancing through the use of body and rhythmic movements. Participants increase coordination, flexibility, balance, and their overall sense of well-being. Movement & Song: Encourages creative expression through active music making, sing-alongs and dance. Rhythm instruments such as tambourines, maracas, bells and triangles help create an enjoyable movement and song experience. Percussion Band: Participants sit together in a circle and play drums and other percussion instruments. The imagination of the group is sparked as they enact visions of trains, thunderstorms, etc. using their percussion instruments. Yoga: Yoga provides the tools for maximizing health by developing strength and flexibility in a gentle manner. Arts & Crafts: provides instruction and materials for various art projects.WestchesterHERO CREATIVE ARTSHERO (HELP EXPAND RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES)
Recreation/Sport/Fitness ServicesProvides fun, fitness and positive social experiences through playing tennis, and is available to individuals of all ages with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, and is tailored to meet group and individual needs.WestchesterHERO TENNISHERO (HELP EXPAND RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES)
Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesProvides a therapy program using creative art therapies in many forms and styles to nurture an individual's emotional, physical, sensory and cognitive development. Each person is assessed and placed in an art therapy program (individual, group, dyad, family). The program focuses on children and adults with developmental or emotional disabilities, struggling with sensory, cognitive, speech/language delays, etc.WestchesterCREATIVE ARTS THERAPY PROGRAMHEARTSONG
Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesPrograms that train individuals with disabilities basic skills of daily living, practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands, learn the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants, which in time, allows individuals to travel about the community, live independently and maintain health through self-care and use of medical services.WestchesterDAILY LIVING SKILLS TRAININGWESTCHESTER DISABLED ON THE MOVE
Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesA program which focuses on the interaction between animals and humans. Components of the program include experiencing the responsibility of brushing, washing and feeding dogs, cats, rabbits and birds. Since animals are non-judgemental, individuals with disabilities can interact comfortably with them without feeling different. All animals are evaluated and certified by The Delta Society.WestchesterPETS UPLIFTING PEOPLE (PUP)HERO (HELP EXPAND RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES)
Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesProvides an opportunity for children and adults with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities to enjoy and learn about the experience of having fun while riding a horse. Riding also builds cognitive and sensory integration, builds stamina and develops muscle tone and proper posture, and increases self esteem emotional stability , independence, and social skills.PutnamTHERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMTHERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER
Senior ServicesUmbrella of the Capital District helps senior citizens and persons with disabilities live comfortably and safely in their own homes. By providing low-cost maintenance and a wide variety of personal services, Umbrella helps members keep their homes and their independence. Services may include yard work, home maintenance, very minor repairs, housekeeping, some transportation, changing light bulbs, etc. Umbrella ONLY does snow removal for members who own a snow blower they can use.SchenectadyHOME MAINTENANCE/YARD WORK/HOMEMAKER ASSISTANCE/SENIOR RIDE PROGRAMSUMBRELLA OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
Support Group ServicesOffers a support group for individuals with disabilities and their loved ones.WestchesterDISABILITY SUPPORT GROUPWESTCHESTER DISABLED ON THE MOVE
Support Group ServicesProvides a support group for LGBTQ individuals with disabilities to talk, socialize, and participate in recreational activities.WestchesterGAY AND DISABLEDLAMBDA PEER SUPPORT SERVICES (LPSS)
Support ServicesProvides services to individuals with disabilities, in their own home or in the community to assist them in the area of daily living skills. Also offers respite services to provide a break for caregivers and are based on the needs of the family and can occur at any time.WestchesterCOMMUNITY HABILITATION AND RESPITE SERVICESKEON CENTER
Support ServicesProvides reimbursement for expenses incurred for In-Home, No-Limits, Recreational and/or Travel respite services.MontgomeryFSS RESPITE SERVICESRESOURCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (RCIL)
Support ServicesOffers half price fares on the Putnam Area Rapid Transit System for people with disabilities and the elderly.PutnamHALF FARE PROGRAMPUTNAM COUNTY TRANSPORTATION
Support ServicesProvide oversight and supervision that includes assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s). Also provide skill building and memory impairment exercises. Meals are included and transportation assistance. Various activities such as board games, movies, gardening, woodworking, community outing activities (sporting events, shopping etc) current event review, social groups, and individualized interests are incorporated. SaratogaNEW JOURNEYS ADULT DAY PROGRAMKEE TO INDEPENDENT GROWTH
Support ServicesProvides assistance to customers who have medical conditions requiring electrically operated medical devices or equipment to prepare for power outages. Also assists those with vision, hearing or speech impairments or disabilities. Qualifying Support Equipment: Dialysis machine, Apnea monitor, Oxygen concentrator, Respirator, Ventilator, Pressure breathing device, Infusion feeding pumpRocklandSPECIAL NEEDS AND ASSISTANCEORANGE AND ROCKLAND UTILITIES
Transition Support ServicesAssists individuals who are willing and able to get out of a nursing home and live in the community. Services include case management to make sure each individual has access to the care they will need.WestchesterNURSING HOME TRANSITION DIVERSION WAIVER PROGRAMWESTCHESTER DISABLED ON THE MOVE
Transportation ServicesProvides transportation to individuals with physical or developmental disabilities to day programs and medical or therapy-related appointments.PutnamSPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATIONHUDSON VALLEY CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION
Transportation ServicesA STAR User Card allows individuals to schedule paratransit trips with transit agencies throughout the United States and also allows them to ride the fixed route at a reduced fare all day long.AlbanySTAR USER CARDCAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Transportation ServicesProvides a fleet of vans, buses, and cars to assist people with disabilities with transportation to service centers, community jobs, and recreational opportunities.OrangeTRANSPORTATIONACCESS SUPPORTS FOR LIVING
VISIONS CENTER ON AGINGServes older adults who are blind or visually impaired by offering a full array of customized service programs ranging for benefits assistance to health and wellness programs in a fully accessible facility. Also offers a hot dinner meal Monday-Friday.VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESSVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
VISIONS/HEBREW HOME V.I.P. SOCIAL ADULT DAY PROGRAMServes older adults who are blind or visually impaired by offering the opportunity for stimulation and companionship via adapted activities. Allows seniors to leave their homes and be socially and physically active while being monitored and supervised by a professional team.VISIONS/HEBREW HOME V.I.P. SOCIAL ADULT DAY PROGRAMVISIONS-SERVICES FOR THE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

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