Finger Lakes: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Open Roles (contact Joanne Conley-Pease PeaseJC@arcofchemung.org):
|1-844-567-8278||Arc of Chemung|
Services not available in this region yet.
Capital District: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington
|NY State OPWDD|
|Region 4||Metro: Bronx, Manhattan, Queens||
|Region 4||Kings (Brooklyn) and Richmond (Staten Island)||
|Region 5||Long Island: Nassau, Suffolk||
NYSTART is an initiative of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) that provides community-based crisis prevention and response services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who present with behavioral and mental health needs. START stands for Systemic, Therapeutic Assessment, Resources and Treatment. “Systemic” means that the entire circle, or system, of services and care is addressed. “Therapeutic Assessment” means that skilled clinicians evaluate and assess individuals to understand their therapeutic needs. “Resources” means that based on clinical assessment, completed by the NYSTART team, some individuals enrolled in services may need additional resources such as a short-term stay at a Therapeutic NYSTART Resource Center or in home support provided by a NYSTART counselor. “Treatment” refers to the services an individual receives to improve their crisis situation, these can include, but are not limited to counseling, staff/caregiver training, recreational activities, medication review, and skill-building activities.
NY START Resources