The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities' (OPWDD) information line is designed to help people get answers to questions about supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. It is also used to take complaints of alleged misconduct, fraud, waste and abuse within the OPWDD service system.
This information line has both English and Spanish speaking representatives. If you need a translator, your request will be referred to someone who will return your call and provide you with the information you are seeking or to record your complaint.
Please note: Individuals may report suspected instances of Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse anonymously by using their online form. Please include as much information as possible in order for OPWDD to refer for investigation.
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Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay
Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.
Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.
Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.
Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.