Counties We Serve

Schenectady County Information

* Division office located in Albany County

  • 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. MICA apartment treatment provides more intensive services to persons dually diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse. 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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Care Coordination & Treatment

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

HELP

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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