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Albany County Information

  • 314 Central Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12206
  • Tel: (518) 462-1094
  • Fax: (518) 462-1097

Housing Options

Treatment Apartment Program

OMH-licensed residential units of one, two, or three bedrooms with visiting staff who provide individualized Medicaid-reimbursed services similar to, but generally less intensive than, those offered in a group living setting. Residents are expected to transition to more independent living when able. On-call is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

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Supported Housing Program

Non-licensed apartment living with rental assistance and case management housing support services provided to help individuals secure and maintain successful community living. Residents choose their own apartment, receive funding for furnishings and security deposits, and may choose to live alone or have the option of selecting an apartment-mate(s). Staff visit residents at least once a month or more often if necessary.

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Enhanced Supported Housing

Non-licensed apartment living with rental assistance and care coordination housing support services provided to help individuals secure and maintain successful community housing. Residents choose their own apartment, receive funding for furnishings and security deposits, and may choose to live alone or have the option of selecting an apartment-mate(s). By way of supplementary funding, enhanced supported housing provides more intensive services to a more disabled population.

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MICA Enhanced Supported Housing (MESH )

Non-licensed apartment living with rental assistance and care coordination housing support services provided to help women with a mental health and substance abuse diagnosis secure and maintain successful community housing. Residents choose their own apartment, receive funding for furnishings and security deposits, and may choose to live alone or have the option of selecting an apartment-mate(s). By way of supplementary funding, enhanced supported housing provides more intensive services with up to daily staff visits.

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Housing Options Plus (HOP)

Licensed and non-licensed apartment living with rental assistance and care coordination housing support services provided to help individuals secure and maintain community housing. Residents choose their own apartment, receive funding for furnishings and security deposits, and may choose to live alone or have the option of selecting an apartment-mate(s). By way of supplementary funding, this program provides more intensive services to a more disabled population being referred from hospitals or community residences. On call is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Northern Boulevard Residence

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day - 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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McKownville Residence (MICA)

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day - 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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South Lake Avenue Residence (STCR)

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day - 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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South Main Residence (GERI)

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day - 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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Vilet Street Residence

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day - 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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Western Avenue Residence

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day / 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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Western Turnpike Residence (GERI)

Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day - 7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).

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Care Coordination & Treatment

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)

Recovery-oriented program that assists individuals living with mental illness to achieve their life goals. The program integrates treatment, psychiatric rehabilitation, and vocational services to provide comprehensive supports to individuals in recovery. Individuals enrolled in the PROS choose goals that are meaningful to them and are assisted by PROS staff to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the life role of their choice. Services may be provided both on and off-site in order to best meet the needs of the individual, and may occur within a classroom setting or one-to-one.

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Care Coordination

Care Coordination is a service to assist individuals who reside in a community setting or are transitioning to a community setting to gain access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services and supports, such as housing, transportation and entitlement programs. Services are provided to children and youth ages 5-18 and adults ages 18 and up. On-call is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

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Employment

Teamwork

Affirmative businesses, also known as social enterprises, are community-integrated businesses operated by RSS where client worker-trainees are matched closely with jobs according to their skills and preferences. They are paid at least minimum wage and receive considerable on-site support and accommodations. These positions can be either transitional or long-term.

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Pie In The Sky Bakery

Affirmative businesses, also known as social enterprises, are community-integrated businesses operated by RSS where client worker-trainees are matched closely with jobs according to their skills and preferences. They are paid at least minimum wage and receive considerable on-site support and accommodations. These positions can be either transitional or long-term.

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Central Courier

Affirmative businesses, also known as social enterprises, are community-integrated businesses operated by RSS where client worker-trainees are matched closely with jobs according to their skills and preferences. They are paid at least minimum wage and receive considerable on-site support and accommodations. These positions can be either transitional or long-term.

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Central Cleaning

Affirmative businesses, also known as social enterprises, are community-integrated businesses operated by RSS where client worker-trainees are matched closely with jobs according to their skills and preferences. They are paid at least minimum wage and receive considerable on-site support and accommodations. These positions can be either transitional or long-term.

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Supported Employment Program

Supported employment assists individuals to secure competitive employment in jobs best suited to their abilities and preferences. Ongoing staff and informal supports are available to help with job retention. Supported employment may include ACCESS –VR funded intensive services consisting of job development, placement, situational assessment, job coaching, and OMH-funded extended services.

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Wellness

Compeer

COMPEER is an international, non-profit organization, with 80 chapters throughout the world, helping adults and children overcome the devastating effects of mental illness, such as loneliness, isolation and low self-esteem – through the power of friendship. These volunteer-based programs and services serve as a complement to therapy by providing supportive friendships for people in mental-health care – helping them in the process of their recovery.

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Children & Youth Recreation Program

The goal of this after school, out-of-home program is to teach the youthful participants socialization and recreational skills while giving their parents/guardians respite.

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