Partners and Resources

  • 211 Helpline

    2-1-1 WNY is a three digit phone number that connects people to services. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week people can dial 2-1-1 or 888-696-9211 and talk to a trained information & referral specialist who is able to identify services in the community that can provide them with the help they need. Information available through 2-1-1 include: basic needs, food assistance, free tax preparation, holiday assistance, housing, job training, legal counseling, mental health services, substance abuse services, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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  • ACCORD

    ACCORD is a Community Action Agency that believes in the strength, dignity and potential of all people. ACCORD offers access to opportunities, resources and services to strengthen individuals, families and communities. ACCORD is committed to improving the community's response to rural poverty and giving a voice to the unheard.

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  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR)

    Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.

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  • Allegany County Department of Health

    The mission of the Allegany County Department of Health is to educate, motivate and empower Allegany County residents to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.

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  • Allegany County Employment & Training Center

    The Allegany County Employment & Training Center assists individuals with acquiring the skills needed by local businesses that allow them to accomplish two key goals - helping people find jobs and connecting businesses with the skilled workers they need.

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  • Arc of the United States

    The Arc of the United States the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

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  • The Arc New York (formerly NYSARC)

    The Arc New York is America's largest non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families since 1949.

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  • Ardent Solutions, Inc. (formerly Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc.)

    In accordance with the National Rural Health Association's Quality Initiative, Ardent Solutions, Inc. seeks to promote access to coordinated, high-quality care in our rural community.

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  • CareerZone

    CareerZone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market Information in a clear and interesting way, making career exploration and planning fun and easy.

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  • Clarity Wellness Community

    Emotional health problems affect one in five Americans in any one year - as many as all other diseases combined. While these issues do not discriminate based on race, culture, religion, or gender, they aren't a hopeless cause. Here, we're committed to seeing you through and guiding you back to wellness.

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  • Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

    We are an Upstate NY regional association serving over 15,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

    Our 15 not-for-profit The Arc New York chapter members are located in 19 Western, Central & Southern Tier counties in Upstate New York.

    Below are the 15 partners of the Collaborative of the Finger Lakes:

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  • Core Learning Center

    CORE has programs to support you at all stages of life. If you want to brush up on your reading and math schools, change careers, or need help meeting basic needs, we're here to help.

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  • Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY)

    The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. While honoring individual agency missions, it is the intent of the Alliance to assist agencies to develop relationships, promote unified strategies and share risks for the mutual gain with and for the benefit of people with developmental disabilities.

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  • Finger Lakes Parent Network. Inc.

    Finger Lakes Parent Network, Incorporated is a parent-governed organization, focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or mental disorders and their families. Their mission is to support and empower families so that they can improve the quality of their lives and help their child to achieve his/her full potential within the community.

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  • Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    Promoting business and community growth and development: by promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all business within the trade area; by promoting programs of civic, social and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community; and by discovering and correcting abuses which prevent the promotion of business expansion and community growth.

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  • In The Driver Seat

    We understand that transitioning to Self-Directed Services can seem overwhelming and time consuming. In the Driver’s Seat was created to assist navigating the Self-Directed Service system in an easy to use, multi-faceted approach.

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  • NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)

    For over forty years, the DDPC has been developing and funding innovative, disability-related projects which improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities. We are committed to promoting the principles of self-determination and self-directed lives for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

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  • NYS Department of Labor

    New York State's Labor Department vigorously enforces state labor laws to provide a level playing field for law-abiding employers. They work aggressively to ensure a fair wage for all workers and protect the safety and health of workers and the public. They assist the unemployed by providing temporary financial assistance, connect job seekers with employers, and build a workforce that helps New York's businesses compete in today's global economy.

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  • NYS Industries for the Disabled (NYSID)

    Turning business opportunities into jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

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  • NYS Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA)

    NYSRA is an organization representing rehabilitation providers who advocate on behalf of individuals with differing abilities and the agencies who serve them.

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  • Office of Mental Health (OMH)

    The New York State Office of Mental Health promotes the mental health and well-being of all New Yorkers. Our mission is to facilitate recovery for young to older adults receiving treatment for serious mental illness, to support children and families in their social and emotional development and early identification and treatment of serious emotional disturbances, and to improve the capacity of communities across New York to achieve these goals.

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  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

    The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments.

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  • Parent Network of Western New York

    Parent Network of WNY provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals. The Parent Network of WNY provides 1-on-1 support and education through resources, workshops and support groups to assist families of individuals with disabilities to understand their disability and navigate the support service system.

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  • Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC)

    PPAC is a coalition of concerned individuals who care about the health and wellbeing of our children, families, schools, and communities. The coalition strives to reduce those risk factors that lead to alcohol/substance use, teen pregnancy, violence and school dropout. We empower Allegany County New York to collaboratively work together to create a healthy environment for our youth while encouraging positive change.

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  • Person Centered Services

    Person Centered Services is a Care Coordination Organization serving over 17,000 people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in 18 counties. Care Coordinators work on a "Life Plan" tailored to every one of an individual's needs. We work with dozens of organizations and hundreds of providers, so people can meet all of their goals.

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  • Prime Care Coordination

    Prime Care Coordination was created to help ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive the best services possible. Prime Care offers complete support for each individual, taking the time to really get to know each person and their needs and goals in order to provide a very personalized approach to their care.

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  • Social Security Benefits Guide

    Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits.

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  • Ticket to Work

    The goal of the national Ticket to Work program (funded through the Social Security Administration) is to give people receiving disability benefits the chance to achieve steady, long-term employment.

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  • Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business organization that brings together representatives of business and industry, professional, and other organizations from throughout the area to promote a vibrant local economy.

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