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    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services for which they are eligible, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ADULT HOME PROJECT-NASSAUProvides residents of adult homes with legal and non legal advocacy services as well as training in issues which include the rights of adult home residents, rights of persons receiving services from mental health agencies and self-advocacy.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    ADULT HOME PROJECT-SUFFOLKProvides residents of adult homes with legal and non legal advocacy services as well as training in issues which included the rights of adult home residents, rights of person receiving services from mental health agencies and self -advocacy.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    ADVOCACYProvides trained legal advocates to accompany victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to court, to explain legal processes and to assist in obtaining orders of protection, visitation, custody and child support. Services available at the Riverhead, East Hampton and Southampton offices. Appointment required.SuffolkADVOCACYTHE RETREAT, INC.
    ADVOCACY FOR SEXUALLY VICTIMIZED CHILDREN AND NON-OFFENDING FAMILYProvides advocacy in criminal and family court for sexually victimized adults and children and their non-offending family members. Also offers a Court-School Program to familiarize children and their non-offending family members of the courtroom experience. Call for more information.ADVOCACY FOR SEXUALLY VICTIMIZED CHILDREN AND NON-OFFENDING FAMILYPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
    AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLINDProvides the following services to the blind and visually-impaired and to organizations/individuals working with this audience information and referral, publications on blindness, data collection and information dissemination, and production of recorded materials for the blind through the Talking Books Program. Conducts a wide variety of programs to support independent living, literacy, employment and access to technology. Advocates for legislation and operates a web site which offers access to an on-line book store, Career Connect(employment planning tool), and Braille Bug(children's web channel for literacy).AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLINDAMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
    ASAP:AIDS SERVICES ACCESS PROGRAMProvides HIV/AIDS information, referral, advocacy, access to technology such as internet and facsimile, and a limited safety net/financial assistance project. Appointments required. Call for more information.SuffolkASAP:AIDS SERVICES ACCESS PROGRAMTHURSDAY'S CHILD, INC.
    BRENTWOOD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONProvides individual and family counseling, youth advocacy and referral. Services available at various sites throughout Islip Township.SuffolkBRENTWOOD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONBRENTWOOD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    CARE AT HOME I,II,III,IV,VI AND CASE MANAGEMENTProvides assistance with enrollment/access to Medicaid. Provides ongoing assessment, advocacy, and service coordination. Maintains eligibility requirements.CARE AT HOME I,II,III,IV,VI AND CASE MANAGEMENTSICK KIDS NEED INVOLVED PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, INC.
    CARE COORDINATIONProvides comprehensive Medicaid case management for individuals, children and adults, who have an IQ of 70 or below. Provides home and community based waiver service. Individuals must be Medicaid eligible.SuffolkCARE COORDINATIONDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
    CASE MANAGEMENTProvides case management services such as: assessment and referral for personal care, housekeeping and Meals-on-Wheels; screening for all entitlements and benefits such as Food Stamps, Medicaid and Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Application Assistance, Advocacy.NassauCASE MANAGEMENTSELFHELP COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.-LONG ISLAND OFFICE
    CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMProvides benefits and entitlement counseling, long term care planning, information and referral services, and application assistance and advocacy. Community outreach and education regarding various programs and services are also provided and are available to community groups upon request. Suffolk County Office for the Aging provides a Senior Advocate to assist seniors with applications for various entitlements and benefits. Also assists Health Providers with insurance problems and claims appeals. Call to schedule appointment and further informationSuffolkSENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHOLD
    CHILDREN'S SERVICESProvides funds for children under age 14 (or under 21 if multi-disabled). Offers services of children's consultant to develop a plan of services, including services provided in the home, community, and/or with other rehabilitation agencies. Provides family counseling/guidance, advocacy services, case management, educational consultation and vocational coordination.NassauCHILDREN'S SERVICESNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
    CITIZEN'S ADVOCATERefers resident's issues to the town department responsible for handling their concerns. Acts as an advocate for the taxpayer.SuffolkOFFICE OF CITIZEN SERVICESTOWN OF BABYLON
    CONSUMER ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides services of consumer advocates to persons applying for various social assistance programs. All services are confidential. Customers can be referred to the Consuer Advocate for their area by calling 1-800-930-5003. Advocates cover both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.CONSUMER ADVOCACY PROGRAMNATIONAL GRID
    CONSUMER ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides services of consumer advocates to persons applying for various social assistance programs.All services are confidential.SuffolkCONSUMER ADVOCACY PROGRAMPSEG LONG ISLAND
    CONSUMER LINKProvides peer support and self-help mental health services to meet the immediate and long term needs of all mental health service recipients and psychiatric survivors by providing direct concrete services, advocacy and support opportunities. Services include: peer support, The Phone Link Warm Line, Consumer Representation, a self-help library resource center and self-help groups. Offers a Consumer Link newsletter. Call for information regarding the Turquoise House Crisis Respite.NassauCONSUMER LINKMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
    COURT ADVOCACYProvides information, assistance, accompaniment to Family Court and Domestic Violence Court, and assists with filing an Order of Protection. Free and Confidential.NassauCOURT ADVOCACYTHE SAFE CENTER LI
    COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES-ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides court advocacy services to victims of domestic and teen dating violence in Family, District, and IDV Courts. Court advocacy services available in arraignment part of District Court on weekends. Assistance with petitioning for and obtaining Orders of Protection. Advocates provide clients with support, information and referrals to services offered by LIADV and outside resources. Provides referrals to staff attorney for Family Court cases. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment.SuffolkCOURT ADVOCACY SERVICES-ADVOCACY PROGRAML.I. AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, INC.
    CRIME VICTIMS CENTERProvides crisis intervention and support services to victims of violent crime. Links victims of crime to reimbursement for medical and essential property loss expenses. Offers individual and group counseling, legal and medical information, criminal justice advocacy including medical and courtroom accompaniment and post sentencing support. Also provides educational advocacy for minors, victims impact statement and VINE registration. Provides support and services to all innocent victims of crime, including but not limited to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, assault, menacing, robbery, burglary, kidnapping and other victims of violent crime, including survivors of homicide. and gang violence.CRIME VICTIMS CENTERPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
    CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES UNITProvides services to crime victims and witnesses to help alleviate the trauma associated with being a victim of a crime and to provide necessary services as support. Services include application for New York State Crime Victims Board compensation, information on the criminal justice process, security measures, court and case data, court accompaniment, assistance with property return, intervention with creditors and employers, referrals and liaison services to other agencies, and assistance with post conviction proceedings. Contact Suffolk County District Attorney's office through any local court.SuffolkCRIME VICTIMS SERVICES UNITSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
    CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMResponds to the needs of developmentally disabled individuals and their families/caregivers who are experiencing a crisis situation. Crisis intervention may include any situation by which a developmentally disabled individual needs an immediate alternative day or residential option, when traditional service delivery models do not meet families' needs and when linkage and referral services are needed to connect the individual with ongoing services which address behavioral, medical, or situational needs.SuffolkCRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMEAST END DISABILITY ASSOCIATES, INC.
    DISABLED CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DCAP)Provides intensive advocacy services necessary to obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for disabled Temporary Public Assistance recipients. Assists in all phases of the eligibility process for these benefits including applications, appeals and administrative hearings. Applicants must bring list of all past and present doctors, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, etc. and a list of medications taken.SuffolkDISABLED CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DCAP)SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CHILD SUPPORT SERVICESOffers referral for support groups for victims of domestic violence and child support issues, conducts legal awareness seminars, and provides advocacy, information and referral, and assistance with entitlement.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-FAMILY SERVICES/OFFICE FOR WOMENTOWN OF BABYLON
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY PROGRAMAdvocates provide victims with crisis intervention counseling, help petition for orders of protection and accompany victims to court. Advocates act as a liaison between the victim and the criminal justice system and help individuals understand basic legal proceedings. Referrals are made to appropriate agencies for additional needs.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-SENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON
    FAMILY CENTERED PATIENT ADVOCACY TRAININGOffers a two hour training session for patients or advocates to help prepare individuals for hospitalization, understand the healthcare system and cope with a medical diagnosis. Call for more information.NassauFAMILY CENTERED PATIENT ADVOCACY TRAININGPULSE OF NEW YORK, INC.
    FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMProvides family support services including information and referral. Offers advocacy for entitlements and parenting skills training for developmentally disabled persons.SuffolkFAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMBOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE BELLPORT AREA
    FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICESProvides respite care, information and referral, crisis intervention, case management, day program placement, residential placement, aging out services, and advocacy to the developmentally disabled ages 3 and up and their families.SuffolkNEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-HAUPPAUGENEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (OPWDD)
    GLEN COVE EOCProvides an emergency food pantry, employment assistance, social service advocacy (assistance with social service paperwork), a youth enrichment program (after-school), summer youth program, Senior Citizens programs, Translation, Education (GED, college and business school referral, Adult Education Referrals), budget planning and Support services for basic needs and advocacy to low-income residents.NassauGLEN COVE EOCECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
    GORDON HEIGHTS SENIOR NUTRITIONServes morning snacks and lunches at church as well as homebound meals to Seniors. Provides transportation to those interested in the program, visits from a Senior Advocate, recreational activities, trips, bible study and guest speakers. A Sponsor organization for SNAP through the Suffolk County Department for the Aging.SuffolkGORDON HEIGHTS SENIOR NUTRITIONFAITH BAPTIST CHURCH/CORAM
    GREATER LONG ISLAND PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETYServes as a mental health service resource for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, provides referrals to patients seeking psychiatrists in their geographic area, advocacy to our patients, as well as continuing education to our member doctors.GREATER LONG ISLAND PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETYGREATER LONG ISLAND PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY
    HATE CRIME VICTIM ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH PROGRAMProvides crime victim advocacy and support services for all victims of hate crimes as well as hate crime prevention programs for adult and mature teen audiences.CRIME VICTIMS CENTERPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
    HEMPSTEAD CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERAssists claimants who are unable to work due to work-related injury or disease in obtaining medical benefits and partial income. Staff includes claims, rehabilitation and social services.HEMPSTEAD CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERNEW YORK STATE WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD-LONG ISLAND DISTRICT OFFICE
    HISPANIC ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (HEOP)Provides literature, advice, and consultation to low income Spanish speaking residents of Nassau County.NassauHISPANIC ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (HEOP)ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
    HISPANIC OUTREACH PROGRAMProvides information and referral, case management, advocacy, and assistance with obtaining benefits, transportation, housing, medical services, and translation/interpretation.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICESTOWN OF EAST HAMPTON
    HISPANIC OUTREACH SERVICESProvides Independent Living Services by culturally sensitive, bi-lingual staff members who focus on issues directly related to and which impact the disabled Hispanic Community. Provides services such as peer counseling, advocacy, housing referrals, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), limited transportation, equipment loan, etc. to the Hispanic community in Nassau County. Creative arts workshops are provided. Appointment required.NassauHISPANIC OUTREACH SERVICESlong island capitsal alliance
    HOME-BASED CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAMProvides intensive, short term, home-based services to families in order to prevent the psychiatric hospitalization of a child or adolescent. The program is devoted to working with the entire family involved in a crisis situation.NassauHOME-BASED CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAMSOUTH SHORE CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER, INC.
    JUVENILE JUSTICE ALTERNATIVESThe Court Liaison Unit includes the Preventive/Post Institutional Project, and Reach for Peace (Gang/Violence Protection). These programs provide legal advocacy, case management and counseling services to youth in the adult/juvenile criminal justice system who are under age 21 and reside in Long Beach, Island Park, East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach or Point Lookout. Advocates alternatives to incarceration and provides transitional services for youth returning to the community from residential placement.NassauJUVENILE JUSTICE ALTERNATIVESLONG BEACH REACH, INC.
    LEGAL ADVOCACYProvides legal advocacy including information, referrals or accompaniment to: Family Court, Criminal Court, Domestic Violence Court, Sex Offense Court, Integrated Domestic Violence Court, police, probation department District Attorney's office. Petitions and accompaniment for orders of protection. Also provides assistance to victims and family members who are entitled to compensation through the New York State Crime Victims Board. Provides referral, application process and support. Staff includes persons with Bachelors degree in human services. All staff trained by VIBS.SuffolkLEGAL ADVOCACYVICTIMS INFORMATION BUREAU OF SUFFOLK
    LONG ISLAND FAMILIES TOGETHER, INC.LIFT is a grass roots, parent run organization offering support, referral, information and advocacy to parents of children with emotional, behavioral and social difficulties. Maintains an updated resource library. Publishes a newsletter circulated two times per year. Serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties.SuffolkLONG ISLAND FAMILIES TOGETHER, INC.LONG ISLAND FAMILIES TOGETHER, INC.
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONCitizens Inc. provides Medicaid Service Coordination(MSC) to people with developmental disabilities. Works with the person in the creation of an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) which outlines in detail every support to be accessed by and for the person. The plan is reviewed on a regular basis and updates are made as needed. They maintain steady communication with all service providers, provide links to services and supports, advocate for the person, and document all coordination activities.NassauMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONAHRC NASSAU
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONAdvocates for individuals and provides linkage to community supports and services that are consistent with the individual's needs and wants. Coordinators are well trained and versed with social services and medical and educational resources in Suffolk County. Also promotes the concepts of individual choice, individualized services and supports, and consumer satisfaction while using a person centered planning process in developing, implementing and maintaining an individualized service plan. The focus is on assisting each individual to achieve his or her unique desires and dreams in terms of having a circle of friends, a home, a job, enjoyable leisure and recreational activities, and access to medical and clinical services. Face to face meetings help facilitate reaching the individuals' desired goal.SuffolkMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONAHRC SUFFOLK
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONProvides case management and coordinated support services, which include advocacy, referral and resources through the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver program, to developmentally disabled individuals 18 years or older who are medicaid eligible and meet criteria for participation in OPWDD programs.NassauMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONLIFE'S WORC, INC.
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONOffers assistance accessing programs, benefits and community resources. Provides ongoing assessment, coordination, and advocacy for all needs, including hospital discharge, and educational services.MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONSICK KIDS NEED INVOLVED PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, INC.
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONOffers support for persons with developmental disabilities. Services include assessment of service needs, service planning and coordination, linkage and referral, follow-up, monitoring and advocacy. Maintains regular contact with the individual, primary caregiver and service provider to assist with the planning and obtaining of services and supports.NassauMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONTHE CENTER FOR RAPID RECOVERY
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATION (MSC)Offers Medicaid Service Coordination which provides Advocacy; linking people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to supports and services in the community; Developing and updating Individualized Service Plan with person, family and team. Also offers Community Habilitation and Community Education.NassauMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATION (MSC)EPIC LONG ISLAND
    MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATION PROGRAMProvides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities who waive the right to live in an institution and choose to live at home with their families. Case management services are provided to clients who are on Medicaid and also to those who are not Medicaid eligible.NassauMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATION PROGRAMHISPANIC COUNSELING CENTER
    MERCY ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides assistance on civil legal matters and ongoing education for Mercy Haven staff and other mental health agencies on Long Island. Internships available. Call for additional information.SuffolkMERCY ADVOCACY PROGRAMMERCY HAVEN, INC.
    NASSAU COUNTY FAMILY COURT ADVOCATE PROGRAMProvides Family Court with trained volunteers who investigate, monitor and report to the court on the status of individual children in foster care or living at home who are victims of abuse or neglect. Assigned by a Family Court judge, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers represent the best interests of a child and work to ensure that children receive the services they need with the goal of achieving a permanent and safe home. CASA volunteers are screened and complete a comprehensive training program. Ongoing in-service training is provided on a regular basis. Call for further information.NassauNASSAU COUNTY FAMILY COURT ADVOCATE PROGRAMEAC NETWORK
    NON-MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONAssists Nassau and Suffolk County residents with locating services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities. Services include assessment of benefit eligibility, planning and coordination, linkage and referral, follow-up, monitoring and advocacy.NassauNON-MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONTHE CENTER FOR RAPID RECOVERY
    OASAS CLIENT ADVOCACY UNITClarifies client rights and responsibilities. Offers assistance with client grievances or questions about treatment. Phone access preferrable.OASAS CLIENT ADVOCACY UNITNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
    OMBUDSMAN SERVICEAdvocates for disabled clients and their families, by contacting both public and private agencies.SuffolkOMBUDSMAN SERVICESUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
    OUR LADY OF PEACE PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides the following services: advocacy, information and referral, food pantry, limited emergency funds, bus tokens for transportation, employment programs, and companionship. Also offers bereavement counseling.OUR LADY OF PEACE PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYOUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
    PARISH OUTREACHProvides the following services for residents of Oceanside: information and referral, advocacy, food pantry (Tues-Fri 10am-1pm) and vouchers, some volunteer transportation, clothing room (Tues-Fri 10am-1pm), referral services for eldercare, and companions and babysitters, and furniture through the St. Vincent de Paul Society.NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH OCEANSIDE
    PARISH OUTREACHProvides following services for people living within boundaries of the parish: advocacy information and referral food pantry volunteer driving funds for transportation to DSS referrals for clothing and furniture through the St. Vincent de Paul Society thrift shop and various support groups (bereavement, moms and tots, caregivers).NassauPARISH OUTREACHST. WILLIAM THE ABBOT R.C. CHURCH
    PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYProvides the following services: advocacy information and referral food pantry assistance in obtaining clothing and furniture. Call for additional information.NassauPARISH SOCIAL MINISTRYST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
    ST. BONIFACE HUMAN SERVICESProvides emergency food, referrals, advocacy, minimal job referrals, and some emergency financial assistance for people living within the boundaries of the parish.NassauST. BONIFACE HUMAN SERVICESST. BONIFACE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
    ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH OUTREACHProvides following services for people living within boundaries of the parish: advocacy, information and referral, home visitation, telephone reassurance, clothing, emergency food, and limited transportation to medical services. Also brings Communion to the homebound.NassauST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH OUTREACHST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH
    SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAMProvides Family Court with trained volunteers who investigate, monitor and report to the court on the status of individual children in foster care or living at home who are victims of abuse or neglect. Assigned by a Family Court judge, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers represent the best interests of a child and work to ensure that children receive the services they need with the goal of achieving a permanent home. CASA volunteers are screened and complete a comprehensive training program. Ongoing in-service training is provided on a regular basis. Call for further information.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAMEAC NETWORK

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