Support Services

THE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (TAP)

 
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2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Advantage Program (TAP) offers youth development opportunities, prevocational career exploration, academic assistance, and life skills activities in a therapeutic after-school setting to Albany County youth aged 12 to 18+ who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavior challenges. Instruction is comprehensive, with an emphasis on both hands-on skills and the acquisition of appropriate social and work-setting behaviors. Participants are offered transportation to and from the program. Recent prevocational offerings have included computer skills and repair, food services, photography, bicycle repair, music production, and woodworking. Participants receive a training allowance based on their performance and attendance in prevocational classes. A job readiness class and supervised, community-based job placements at area businesses are available to those who are eligible. In addition, crisis counseling, academic instruction, service learning, and pregnancy prevention groups are offered. TAP is an adjunct to services that a youth may be receiving with their primary clinical program.
LocationAlbany
Geographical AreaAlbany, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Dutchess, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Kings, Montgomery, Monroe, Nassau, Oneida, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Seneca, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester
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Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall 518-426-2772
Kate Dunn, Program Coordinator; Kate.Dunn@parsonscenter.org
Intake RequirementsReferrals for eligible Albany County youth are accepted from primary mental health or prevention programs, local school districts, probation, and other service providers. A completed TAP referral form will be returned to the program with any requested supporting documents. Referral forms may be obtained by contacting the program coordinator.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityAlbany County youth aged 12-18+ with social, emotional, behavior challenges
 
Fees or Charges
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Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 60 Academy Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12208
Main Phone 518-426-2600
Fax 518-426-2838
Service Location Email communications@northernrivers.org
Web Address www.parsonscenter.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER
Affiliated Program: THE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (TAP)
This Service: Support Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Children and Youth With Emotional Disturbance (YF-5000.1700-100)
Homework Help Programs (HL-8700.3000)
Prevocational Training (ND-2000.6600)