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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call or try these helpful resources!

  • 211 – A free and confidential service that helps people across the country find the local resources they need.
  • ACCES-VR | Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation – Helps connect people of all ages with disabilities to a wide range of employment and independent living programs.
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter – A great resource for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Can answer your questions, provides assistance during a crisis, and help connect you with local resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Conflict-Free Evaluation and Enrollment Center – If you need home care or adult day health care, the Conflict-Free Evaluation and Enrollment Center for Medicaid may be able to help.
  • Department of Health (DOH) – A division of the New York State Government that is responsible for public health.
  • Diabetes Education & Prevention - Individuals with a disability are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people without a disability. Take a simple online test to assess risk and find information on how to reverse prediabetes.
  • Interactive Planner for Caregivers - A free interactive planner for caregivers and parents. It makes it easy to record schedules, medications, activities and games, emergency contacts, etc.
  • New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) – A statewide non-profit membership association made up of Independent Living Centers from all across New York State.
  • NY Connects – Your "one-stop shop" to help you identify the best available long-term care options for you and your loved ones.
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) – Coordinates services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. Works with a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service providing agencies.
  • Office for Mental Health (OMH) – Operates psychiatric centers across New York State and works with local governments and nonprofit agencies to implement more than 4,500 programs, including various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.
  • YWCA of the Mohawk Valley – Each year the YWCA serves more than 17,000 individuals throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties via such life-changing programs as domestic and sexual violence crisis services, emergency and transitional housing for domestic violence victims, housing and support for runaway and homeless girls, and violence prevention education.

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.