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Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides education and advocacy services for people affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders.AlbanyADVOCACYEPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesMental Health Association in New York State advocates for public policies, mental health information centers, consumer business outreach prograpms, parents with psychiatric disabilities initiatives, and community mental health promotion Initiatives. AlbanyADVOCACYMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN NEW YORK STATE (MHANYS)
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesOur advocacy staff will assist in securing the rights and benefits to which you are entitled. Consumers are taught to be self advocates who understand their rights under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). Peer advocates are trained individuals with disabilities who work one-on-one and lead support groups to mentor other individuals with disabilities and teach them to be self-advocates.AlbanyADVOCACY AND PEER ADVOCACYCAPITAL DISTRICT CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides information about insurance rights, assistance appealing denials for mental health and addiction care, assistance to individuals facing insurance obstacles to medical treatment, and counseling on low-cost care options. AlbanyCOMMUNITY HEALTH ACCESS TO ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROJECT (CHAMP)NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH (OMH) - CENTRAL NEW YORK FIELD OFFICE
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides information about insurance rights, assistance appealing denials for mental health and addiction care, assistance to individuals facing insurance obstacles to medical treatment, and counseling on low-cost care options. AlbanyCOMMUNITY HEALTH ACCESS TO ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROJECT (CHAMP)NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH (OMH) - HUDSON RIVER FIELD OFFICE
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesOffers legal advocacy, short term counseling, accompaniment and advocacy, information and referrals, and assistance applying for crime victims compensation to primary and secondary victims of crime. RensselaerCRIME VICTIMS LEGAL ADVOCACYNORTHEAST HEALTH
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesSaratoga County EOC provides assistance to low income residents with food stamps, Medicaid, unemployment and seasonal employment, advocacy, counseling and appropriate referrals. This is also a support program to advocate and address the needs of Saratoga County community. EOC provides information, referrals and communication assistance.SaratogaCRISIS INTERVENTION AND CASE MANAGEMENTSARATOGA COUNTY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC)
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesRCIL advocates provide active support and guidance for people with disabilities and help ensure that an individual’s choices for living independently are respected. Advocacy includes, but is not limited to, assistance with benefits, homelessness, evictions, disability rights issues, accessibility issues in the home or in the community, information and referrals, assistance in learning independent living skills, and peer support.MontgomeryDISABILITY ADVOCACYRESOURCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (RCIL)
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesFamily Advocacy staff are often parents of children with an emotional, social or behavioral disorder who facilitate support for children and families in the community, on local and state committees, and at conferences relating to children's mental health.ColumbiaFAMILY ADVOCACYMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTIES
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvide referrals to long-term services and support for personal care services which assists individual in meal preparations, housekeeping, bathing, transportation, home safety (weatherization and Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), and accessibility, household finances, companionship.AlbanyPERSONAL CARE PROGRAMNEW YORK CONNECTS
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesThe advocate helps all seniors understand and access essential resources that exist in Saratoga County, and provides referrals to other agencies or organizations. Additionally, the advocate helps problem solve and offers emotional support when necessary.SaratogaSENIOR ADVOCACYSARATOGA SENIOR CENTER
Advisory/Advocacy ServicesVictim Assistance Program is often the first point of contact for victims seeking information, compensation, advocacy and emotional support related to their new and unwanted status as victims of crime. Advocates can immediately draw upon the resources of OVS for the purpose of delivering direct services, including referrals to all appropriate resources throughout New York, particularly other OVS funded victim assistance programs and the established network of crime victim service providers, compensation claims assistance (including emergency OVS compensation claims assistance), information, personal advocacy and follow-up contact through in person contact, telephone, mail, and e-mail.AlbanyVICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF VICTIMS SERVICES
Case/Care Management ServicesThe Community connections program provides referrals, advocacy, and case management for all individuals who are in need.RensselaerCOMMUNITY CONNECTIONSCOMMISSION ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (CEO) FOR THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION
Case/Care Management ServicesThe Developmental Disability Program serves individuals developmental disabilities, and their families through advocacy, transportation and case management. The Department consists of the following components: outreach, case management, information and referral to additional services, “La Familia” activities for parents and caregivers, Medicaid service coordination, respite programs, family reimbursement and summer activities.MontgomeryDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY PROGRAM (DDP)CENTRO CIVICO OF AMSTERDAM
Community-Based ServicesSchoharie County Community Action's Community Services include: VITA, Nutrition Outreach Education Program (NOEP), SNAP enrollment assistance, HEAP certifier, Coats for Kids, advocacy, Emergency Assistance for utilities, rent heating and food, and financial literacy.SchoharieCOMMUNITY SERVICESSCHOHARIE COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
Information/Referral ServicesA national organization that serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis. Seeks to safeguard patients through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Provides legal consultation and referral services for patients facing denial of insurance coverage, employment discrimination and need for negotiating support with public assistance programs. In situations of health crisis, careworkers offer free help in resolving issues. Website offers online request-for-help capability and has a directory of prescription drug patient assistance programs that offer medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicine.PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATIONPATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION
Legal/Court ServicesLegal advocacy, court accompaniment, and legal clinics for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. SaratogaLEGAL ADVOCACY AND LEGAL CLINICSWELLSPRING
Support ServicesDVAP provides non-residential programming to victims of domestic violence and their children. Comprehensive supports to victims include legal advocacy, a domestic violence hotline, safety planning, legal clinics, counseling, emergency cell phones, support groups, children's counseling and support groups, court accompaniment, resource advocacy, direct access to emergency assistance and transportation to victims of domestic violence and their children as well as educational presentations, trainings and workshops for schools and community groups.SaratogaDOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY PROGRAMMECHANICVILLE AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER (MACSC)
Support ServicesThe Norek Family Transitions Program is a program to help families cope with the impact of serious illness. It is an intervention program that offers support, counseling and/or advocacy services to patients and their families who are facing challenges of coping with serious illness and health issues. This program promotes a sensitive and caring emotional environment for families coping with the burdens imposed by serious illness. Program participants may be seen individually, in groups, and/or in conjunction with other providers.AlbanyNOREK MOSES TRANSITIONS PROGRAMJEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

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