With funding from the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Parent to Parent of NYS is pleased to introduce our latest initiative, Text4Caregivers. Text4Caregivers is a free text service that distributes timely and relevant self-care and stress-management support via text messaging. As a caregiver, you take care of others; this service exists to remind you to take care of you.
ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible, although some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.
The Alcohol Rehab Guide is an online resource created to help people struggling with an alcohol addiction find treatment when they need it most. The team at ARG is made up of recovering addicts and industry professionals who are dedicated to helping everyone find hope in recovery.
ARG provides life-saving information and guidance to help people suffering from alcoholism find and stay in recovery.
Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a program designed to address the significant needs of children ages 10 up to 21, who are at risk of entering, or returning home from high intensity services, such as inpatient settings or residential services, through the use of a multi-disciplinary team. Children with significant psychiatric needs, who are at risk of institutional level of care, require intensive interventions in order to adequately support the child and family’s complex needs, to avoid high end services or facilitate and support a successful transition back to community. Youth ACT serves as a critical component in the children’s continuum of care.
Family Peer Advocates are valuable professionals within the child serving system. They are uniquely qualified to work with families based on their first-hand experience as the parent/caregiver of a young person with a social, emotional, behavioral, health, or developmental disability. This experience, combined with additional Parent Empowerment (PEP) training, allows them to provide peer support to parents of children with similar challenges.
Are you a young person who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years old with first-hand experience with mental health, special education, or foster care services? Are you curious about ways you could help a younger person who is facing some of the same challenges you faced?
If so, consider becoming a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA). Learn more about how you can use your own experience with recovery to make a positive impact in another young person’s life.
The mission of the Bravehearts is to empower young adults touched by the child welfare system to become active and authentic leaders in their own lives as they transition into adulthood.
Located in Westchester County, Bravehearts M.O.V.E. New York is the chapter-lead for the state and an authentic youth-led non-profit. They work to improve services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare.
A Braveheart is any young adult, aged 14-26 who has overcome adversity, persevered through difficult times and come out as a stronger and wiser version of themselves.
The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) designed Children and Family Treatment Support (CFTSS) brochures, fact sheets, posters and FAQs in multiple languages. CFTSS provides mental health and/or substance abuse services in NYS Medicaid for children ages birth to 21. Services can be provided at home, in the community, or wherever children/youth and their families feel comfortable.
Children's Home and Community Based Services are for children and youth (under age 21) who:
The NYS Office of Mental Health created multiple HSBC brochures and Q&A.
Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups
Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups
Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups
Adoption Counseling and Support Services
Artistic/Creativity Support Groups
Assistive Technology Support Services Expense Assistance
Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups
Case Management - Adult Home Supportive
Case Management - Supportive(SCM)
Child Custody/Support Related Support Groups
College/University Entrance Support
Drug Dependency Support Groups
Emotions Anonymous Support Groups
Employment/Retirement Related Support Groups
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Family Permanent Supportive Housing
Family Prison Visitation Support
Family Support Centers/Outreach
Family Support Recruitment/Referral
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups(GLBTQ)
Health/Disability Related Support Groups
Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs
Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing
In Home Supportive Services Applications(IHSS Applications)
In Home Supportive Services Subsidies(IHSS Subsidies)
In Home Supportive Services Subsidy Recipients(IHSS Supportive Services Subsidy Recipients)
Individual and Family Support Services
Individual Supports and Services(ISS)
Instructional Support Services
Lifestyle/Transition Related Support Groups
Long Term Services and Supports(LTSS)
Mental Health Related Support Groups
Mental Health Support Services
Naturalization Support/Legal Services
Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups
Older Adult/Disability Related Supportive Housing
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Patient/Family Support Services
Postadoption Counseling and Support
Preadoption Counseling and Support
Secured Supportive Housing Units
Stepfamily/Blended Family Support Groups
Support Housing Community Services
Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities
Supported/Single Room Occupancy(SP-SRO)
Supportive Housing Expense Assistance
Supportive Substance Abuse Services
Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support