Person centered approach to community based services and supports
Free Info and Referral line
NY Connects can work with anyone who needs information, assistance or to explore their options regarding long term services and supports – children or adults with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers, friends, or neighbors, veterans, and helping professionals.
WILC’s free NY Connects information and referral line, 866-329-9330, is open for business in seven counties in the lower Hudson Valley: Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster.
NY Connects is a locally based “No Wrong Door” system that provides one stop access to free, objective, comprehensive information and assistance for people of all ages needing long term services and supports. The program links individuals of all ages to long term services and supports regardless of payment source; whether it be private pay, public or a combination of both.
Community long term services and supports are designed to help people remain healthy and independent. Examples include:
- Personal Care services
- Preparing meals
- Home safety and accessibility
- Household finances
- Education and counseling
- Independent living skills
- Supported employment
- Adult education
- Building occupational skills
- Behavioral health/developmental support
- Intellectual and development disability support and services
- Mental health services
- Substance use disorder
- Health and wellness
- Abuse prevention and protection
- Managing chronic conditions
- Building community relations