Getting clear information on cross-systems issues is challenging. Get answers and helpful resources to help you better navigate multiple systems.
Use one of the many different tools available on this site to help you better understand and successfully navigate multiple systems. These tools will lead you to useful information resources and help you stay organized through your journey.
You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
Across the Lifespan
Social connection is the experience of feeling close to and a sense of belonging with others. A large volume of research with diverse populations and age groups shows that social connectedness is one of the most important factors in determining not only our mental health but also our physical health. This three-day, virtual conference will bring together internationally recognized experts to summarize the latest prevention science and explain why we should all be more focused on supporting social connection across the lifespan—from early childhood and adolescence through our working and older-age years.
Tuesday, September 20 | Wednesday, September 21 | Thursday, September 22
Benefits and Work Incentives Navigator Training Investments
The New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) is providing a one-time targeted investment of $770,000 for OMH-licensed, funded, or designated programs to improve the consumer experience, timely access, and outcomes for individuals receiving Social Security benefits, and other social benefit beneficiaries who are exploring workforce opportunities.
Specifically, these resources are intended to support individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)/ Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) access certified or credentialed Benefits & Work Incentives Navigators in person, in the communities where they live.
The New York State Office of New Americans Ramirez June Initiative is proud to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Pride Month!
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the successful implementation of 988 in New York State as the new three-digit number to call or text to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. All 62 counties in New York State will be covered for the launch of the new 988 Lifeline, which will ensure that anyone with a New York area code contacting 988 will be connected to one of New York's 988 crisis centers.
988 is the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). 988 is now available nationwide. Learn more about 988 here.
Additional information is available from the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Resource Refresher for the 2022-23 School Year
As you prepare for the school year, the following resources and strategies can help you navigate the return to standard operations, communicate with families, and improve the reach of your programs.
Have you or your family lost income recently?
You may be eligible for programs that help you get the food you need.
Get information on applying for SNAP and WIC during the COVID-19 outbreak, and learn how Hunger Solutions can help.
Community partners: For the 2.2 million people living in NYS households who struggle against hunger, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. As more schools, child care centers, and meal sites are impacted, additional families may lose access to the programs that improve their nutrition, health, and well-being. Hunger Solutions New York is working to provide updates on the operation of federal nutrition assistance programs that can help schools, community organizations, and families mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the food security of low-income people.
Hunger Solutions works to promote and maximize participation in key federal nutrition assistance programs.