Our Putnam County office has moved and we are open for
business at the new Brewster location!
Our office has moved to:
1441 Route 22, Suite 204
Brewster, NY 10509
Getting around Putnam County can be extremely difficult if
you dont have a car. PACT is working to ensure that accessible, safe and
affordable transportation is available to all Putnam County residents.
Putnam Independent Living Services is a founding member of Putnam Accessible Community Transportation (PACT), a 26-member coalition representing non-profit organizations, county government, veterans, and the private sector, that has produced a transportation resource directory which provides Putnam County residents with a comprehensive chart of current accessible transportation options. PACT Transportation Guide
2nd Saturday of each month PILS's MS support group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month. Physical therapists and other support professionals will be available to answer questions and provide new information. Contact: Cynde Stratton @ 845.228.7457
Every Monday at 10:00 AM
Come to RECOVERY, Inc.
if you are struggling with Anxiety or Panic,
Depression, Anger or Fears, Feeling Helpless or Hopeless. All are welcome.
Are you a VESID consumer residing in the Carmel area who would prefer not to have to travel to the VESID District Office in Poughkeepsie? Twice a month VESID staff utilizes PILS as an Outreach Office. Call to make a VESID appointment.
Useful LOCAL Links
Are you looking for services locally and having difficulty finding them? We have Links to local government, agencies, organizations, etc. that may be of help. Click here for PILS Directory of Local Links
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency, at the request of the state of New York, has activated its
Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible
evacuees from Hurricane Sandy, who cannot return to their homes, to stay in
hotels or motels until more suitable housing accommodations are available. This
federal assistance is intended to provide a place to stay for a longer period
of time for evacuees whose neighborhoods are not accessible or whose houses
have been destroyed. The initial period of assistance is from Nov. 3, 2012 to
Nov. 17, 2012. However, this federal program will not reimburse applicants for
previously incurred hotel expenses. Applicants are responsible for their own
meals and for any lodging costs above the authorized allowance. "To be eligible
to receive this federal assistance you must register with FEMA," said Federal
Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael F. Byrne. "Keep in mind the TSA initiative
is only a temporary fix. We are working diligently with our state and local
partners to develop a long-term housing solution to help people until their
homes and communities are repaired or rebuilt. But, again, you must register
with FEMA to be able to benefit from this short-term aid." You can register for
FEMA assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smart phone or
tablet at m.fema.gov.
Applicants may also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Eligible evacuees must fit the following criteria:
TSA allows eligible individuals or families to stay in a hotel or motel for a limited time and have the cost of the room and taxes paid directly to the hotel by FEMA. Meals, telephone calls and other incidental charges are not covered.
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