Our advocacy staff has had extensive experience with a wide variety of advocacy issues. In the process, they have developed methods and guidelines that support people’s goals of self-advocacy. The advocates are happy to work with individuals in person to discuss these goals.

In order to encourage that independence, advocates have worked together to gather information about resources that could provide additional support to individuals with disabilities. Some of these resources are listed below. However, this is by no means a fully comprehensive list so please make an appointment with an advocate to fully explore options.



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The City of Schenectady

Community Agencies

Albany Guardian Society

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

Healthy Capital District Initiative

Schenectady Community Action Program

Trinity Alliance

County Agencies

Albany County Emergency Preparedness

Albany County Public Library System

Schenectady County Emergency Management

Schenectady County Public Library System


NYS 55b/c Program


Capital Region BOCES

Washington Irving Adult & Continuing Education Center

Federal Agencies

Americans with Disabilities Act

Social Security

Social Security Disability


Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

New York Food Pantries

Health Insurance

NY State of Health


NYS Medicaid (Questions)

Homeless Shelters

New York Homeless Shelter Directory


Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

Albany Medical Center

Albany Memorial Hospital

Ellis Hospital

Samaritan Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital

Whitney M. Young Health Center


Albany County Representatives

Schenectady County Representatives

NYS Assembly Members

NYS Board of Elections

State Agencies

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program


NY Association of Independent Living (NYAIL)

NYS Commission for the Blind (NYSCB)

NYS Department of Labor

NYS Disability Retirement

NYS Division of Human Rights

NYS Division of Veteran Affairs

NYS HUD Programs

NYS Office of Aging (NYSOFA)

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Office of Mental Health (OMH)

SNAP (Food Stamps)